North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street in Raleigh, is free to visit. It’s open every day, with the following exceptions:
Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Monday–Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Quilt-Speak: Uncovering Women’s Voices Through Quilts
- Toy Boom: Toys from the 1950s and 1960s
- Collecting Carolina
- One Giant Leap: North Carolina and the Space Race
- Freedom! A Promise Disrupted: North Carolina, 1862-1901
- The Story of North Carolina
- 1920s Drugstore
- North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
- History in Every Direction: Tar Heel Junior Historian Association Discovery Gallery
- History of the Harvest
- David Marshall “Carbine” Williams
- Meet the Statues
Law and Justice: The Supreme Court of North Carolina 1819-2019
November 15th, 2019, to May 31st, 2020
With artifacts, images, and text (and some case notes that will likely make you think), we celebrate 200 years of law and justice with this temporary exhibit that explores the history of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.
Presented in collaboration with the Supreme Court of North Carolina and Smith Anderson.
The museum hosts a number of events every month. You can see the full list here. Some are free and some have a fee.
Wednesday, December 11th
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Presenter: Matthew Brown, Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood
Brown, historian and current president of SPHO, will reveal how the annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour not only became an immensely popular holiday tradition for Raleigh but how it also managed to save the historic Oakwood neighborhood!
Bring your own lunch; some beverages provided.
For information, call 919-814-7032.
Zoe & Cloyd – Music of the Carolinas
Sunday, December 8th
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, Zoe & Cloyd is renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist John Cloyd Miller. Their show is as diverse as their upbringing: coming from a lineage of Jewish klezmer and jazz musicians, Natalya trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts before moving south in 2004. John, a twelfth generation North Carolinian and grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler, Jim Shumate, is a 1st place winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest as well as an Artist Fellowship recipient for songwriting from the North Carolina Arts Council. Their Chanukah show at the North Carolina Museum of History will feature a number of Jewish folk music songs from Natalya’s family’s repertoire.
This year’s Music of the Carolinas series is highlighting Millennial Traditional Artists from a new project from the Folklife Program of the North Carolina Arts Council. This directory highlights next generation traditional artists from the mountains, Piedmont, and coastal plains of North Carolina.
More info + free ticket registration: https://pinecone.org/events/zoe-cloyd
Raleigh Flute Choir Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 15th
2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
$10 general admission, $6 MOHA/museum members, $6 students, $6 Raleigh Area Flute Association members
The Raleigh Flute Choir, a chamber ensemble of nine professional flutists from central North Carolina, ushers in the holiday season with a flourish as they perform creative arrangements of familiar favorites and alluring original works that reflect the beauty and joy of the season.
This unique chamber ensemble utilizes the entire flute family, from the tiny piccolo to the 8-foot contrabass, along with concert flutes, piccolo, alto and bass flutes. With four CDs to their credit and performances at such venues as The White House, National Flute Association conventions in Washington DC and Orlando (FL), Duke University Chapel, the Biltmore House, Colonial Williamsburg, and Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston (SC), the group has established itself as one of the nation’s leading flute choirs.