City of Raleigh Museum’s mission is to “Preserve Raleigh’s Past for the Future.” It debuted its first exhibit in 1993, and operated as a nonprofit until 2012, when the City of Raleigh assumed operational control. It’s supported by the nonprofit Friends of the COR Museum.
It’s at 220 Fayetteville Street, in the 1874 Briggs Building in historic downtown Raleigh.
Admission is free, although a $5 donation is suggested and can be placed in the donation box in the gift shop.
- Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Monday: Closed
Learn about more free museums to visit in the Triangle (and free museum days.)
Read on to see upcoming events at City of Raleigh Museum.
Current Exhibits at City of Raleigh Museum
- Women of Change: The Legacy of the 19th Amendment
- R3: Raleigh Then, Raleigh Now, Raleigh Next
- From Plantation to Park: The Story of Dix Hill
- “You really stuck it to me today”: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell
- The People’s Politics: Local Democracy in Raleigh
- A Delicious Country
Upcoming events at City of Raleigh Museum
You can find City of Raleigh Museum’s upcoming events on their website or Facebook page.
Here is one virtual event that’s coming up:
Bringing the Stars to Raleigh: An Evening with the Winters Family
Friday, February 26th, 2021
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Please join the City of Raleigh Museum to celebrate the museum’s exhibit Joseph Winters: The Music Maker. The exhibit profiles one of Raleigh’s early African American police officers whose other career brought America’s biggest names in music to the Capital City.
For over 40 years, Winters booked shows with familiar names such as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Nat King Cole and changed the way Raleigh listened to music.
The evening will feature a discussion with Winters’ children, Joseph Jr. and daughter, Chacona, who will share stories of growing up around their father’s concerts and rubbing elbows with the stars.
More free events coming up in Raleigh
Friday, February 26, 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021
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