September Programs at N.C. Museum of History

RALEIGH, NC August 5, 2014 – From Carolina bluegrass to a photography workshop, September programs at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh offer engaging experiences for all ages. Spend one of summer’s last evenings at Bluegrass in the Garden, a relaxed outdoor event featuring the duo Grits and Soul. When fall arrives, vocalist Yolanda Hall will present an afternoon of spirituals and jazz during the program Sounds of Stagville.

Join a workshop with award-winning photographer Dr. Brenda Scott, watch the movie “Bull Durham,” and take advantage of more at the museum. Children can dive into fun and educational programs for specific age groups.     

Mark your calendar for September happenings at the N.C. Museum of History. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Parking is free on weekends.

PLEASE NOTE: The museum will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, for Labor Day.

                                 PROGRAMS

*Time for Tots: Aw, Nuts!

Tuesday, Sept. 2 or 9, 10-10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-5 (with adult)

$3 per child; $1 for museum members

To register, call 919-807-7992.

Learn about the “gooberlicious” history of peanuts, then make a “nutty” craft to take home.

 

See a 1920s pharmacy and learn about remedies during the program History Corner: The Corner Cure-All.

See a 1920s pharmacy and learn about remedies during the program History Corner: The Corner Cure-All.

*History Corner: The Corner Cure-All

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 10-11 a.m.

Ages 6-9 (with adult)

$3 per child; $1 for museum members

To register, call 919-807-7992.

Go on a hunt through the 1920s pharmacy exhibit, and discover more remedies — and toys and candies — of the past.

 

*History Hunters: Home Remedies

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Ages 10-13

$3 per child; $1 for museum members

To register, call 919-807-7992.

Salt on a bee sting? A sock around your neck? Find out how our ancestors used home and store ingredients to stay well or get better.

 

*Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25

10-10:30 a.m.

Ages 3 and up (with adult)

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story.

 

Award-winning photographer Dr. Brenda Scott will lead Picturing History: Photography Workshop.  Image courtesy of Dr. Brenda Scott.

Award-winning photographer Dr. Brenda Scott will lead Picturing History: Photography Workshop.
Image courtesy of Dr. Brenda Scott.

Picturing History: Photography Workshop

Friday, Sept. 5, 4-6 p.m., or Saturday, Sept. 6, 1-3 p.m.

Ages 10 and up

$8 per person; $5 for museum members

To register, call 919-807-7992 or visit NCMOH-education.com.

Award-winning photographer Dr. Brenda Scott will lead this hands-on workshop as she shares how to use a camera for documenting the people and places of local history. Scott is guest curator of the exhibit Stagville: Black & White. Bring your own camera.

 

National Grandparents Day at the Museum

Sunday, Sept. 7

Honor those special people in your life who have given you love, strength and guidance over the years with a trip to the N.C. Museum of History. Grandparents, enjoy 20 percent off your purchase in the Museum Shop. On Sept. 7 just bring your family or a photo of your grandchildren to receive the discount. Some exclusions apply, not good on previous purchases.

 

Joe Newberry will present History à la Carte: North Carolina’s Bluegrass Tradition.

Joe Newberry will present History à la Carte: North Carolina’s Bluegrass Tradition.

History à la Carte: North Carolina’s Bluegrass Tradition

Wednesday, Sept. 10, noon-1 p.m.

Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Joe Newberry will intersperse this informal lecture with music. He is a North Carolina transplant who has created music most of his life — with a banjo, a guitar and a fiddle. Newberry’s legendary songwriting and singing skills have delighted audiences around the world.

 

Starring North Carolina! Film Series: “Bull Durham”

Friday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m.

$5 per person; $4 for museum members

Join us on the second Friday of each month to celebrate the films of North Carolina. Speakers will introduce each film at 6 p.m. The series kicks off with “Bull Durham” (MPAA rating: R-L,S,V). Tickets are available online at NCMOH-starring.com or in the Museum Shop.

 

Stories from NCpedia.org

Saturday, Sept. 13, noon-4 p.m.

Celebrate NCpedia.org — the State Library’s stop for Tar Heel facts, history and culture — with children’s activities, hands-on crafts, and a panel discussion featuring historians William Price Jr. and Michael Hill.

 

*Make It, Take It: Boll Weevils

Saturday, Sept. 13, 1-3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Was the boll weevil really evil? Learn how this insect changed farming in the South, and make a weevil to take home.

 

Bluegrass in the Garden

Sunday, Sept. 14, 4-6 p.m.

Enjoy live Carolina bluegrass. Listen to the duo Grits and Soul, featuring Anna Kline and John Looney, in Fletcher Garden, outside the Museum of History. The event is sponsored by Sonic Pie Productions.

 

Saturdays in the Garden

Saturday, Sept. 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Join the museum’s garden staff for an informal tour of the History of the Harvest exhibit along Bicentennial Plaza and see what’s going on! Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.

 

From Talking to Talkin’ Tar Heel

Saturday, Sept. 27, 1-5 p.m.

$75 per person

For more information and to register, visit humanities.unc.edu/programs/adventures-in-ideas/talkintarheel.

Discover why we talk the way we do as you experience the regional, cultural and ethnic diversity of language in North Carolina. All attendees will receive a copy of Talkin’ Tar Heel byWalter Wolfram and Jeffery Reaser. The program is presented with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Program in the Humanities as part of its Humanities and Human Values series.

 

Sounds of Stagville: An Afternoon with Yolanda Hall will feature spirituals and jazz. Photo courtesy of Brenda Scott.

Sounds of Stagville: An Afternoon with Yolanda Hall will feature spirituals and jazz. Photo courtesy of Brenda Scott.

Sounds of Stagville: An Afternoon with Yolanda Hall

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2-4 p.m.

$10 per person; $8 for museum members

To register, call 919-807-7992 or visit NCMOH-education.com.

This special afternoon of spirituals and jazz will feature vocalist Yolanda Hall, who has performed internationally and provided the soundtrack for the exhibit Stagville: Black & White. The exhibit’s photographer, Dr. Brenda Scott, will be present, as well; both will be available in the gallery following the concert.

For information about the N.C. Museum of History, a Smithsonian-affiliated museum, call 919-807-7900 or access www.ncmuseumofhistory.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or YouTube.

* marks programs of interest to children or families

 

About the N.C. Museum of History

The N.C. Museum of History is located at 5 E. Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The museum collects and preserves artifacts of North Carolina history and educates the public on the history of the state and the nation through exhibits and educational programs. Each year more than 300,000 people visit the museum to see some of the 150,000 artifacts in the museum collection. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission to enrich lives and communities creates opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and economic stimulus engines for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of Archives and Records, State Historic Sites, and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state, developing and supporting access to traditional and online collections such as genealogy and resources for people who are blind and have physical disabilities.

NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported symphony orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives of North Carolina. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call 919-807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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