January Programs at the N.C. Museum of History

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Let’s take a look at the various programs at the North Carolina Museum of History for January, 2016.

JANUARY PROGRAMS AT THE N.C. MUSEUM OF HISTORY

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Join the statewide kickoff to Black History Month at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. On Sat., Jan. 30, the 15th Annual African American Cultural Celebration will feature musicians, dancers, storytellers and others who will share their heritage and culture. This exciting festival, named a “Top 20 Event” in 2015 by the Southeast Tourism Society, has something for all ages.

On Thursday, Jan. 21, get your art on and unwind during the program Wine & Design: Southern Impressions. Paint a scene as an artist from Wine & Design’s Raleigh studio leads you through the steps. As you work, Michael Ausbon, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, will describe what makes southern art “southern.” Ausbon is curator of the new exhibit Southern Impressions: Paintings from the James-Farmer Collection.

Enjoy these programs and more this January at the N.C. Museum of History. All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Parking is free on weekends.


NOTE: The museum will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day.

PROGRAMS

*Time for Tots: North Carolina Firsts

Tuesday, Jan. 510-10:45 a.m.
Ages 3-5 (with adult)
$3 plus tax per child; $1 plus tax for museum members
To register, visit NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7979.

Start the first of the year learning some firsts in the state. Then make your first craft of the year to take home!


*History Corner: The Correct Thing

Wednesday, Jan. 610-11 a.m.
Ages 6-9 (with adult)
$3 plus tax per child; $1 plus tax for museum members
To register, visit NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7988.

Charlotte Hawkins Brown taught the basics — reading, writing and arithmetic — as well as polite behavior. Find out how learning all these things helped her students.


*History Hunters: Charlotte Hawkins Brown

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Wednesday, Jan. 6, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Ages 10-13
$3 plus tax per child; $1 plus tax for museum members
To register, visit NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7988.

In 1902, 19-year-old Brown created a school for African American students and taught them to dream big. Learn about this determined North Carolina teacher and her impact on the state and beyond.


Music of the Carolinas: Kim Arrington

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Sunday, Jan. 10, 3 p.m.
Free tickets for this concert are distributed while they last beginning at 2 p.m.

Indy Week describes Arrington as “boasting an appropriately smooth and sultry voice.” Her genre-bending 2013 music combines funk, soul, and jazz and features her husband, pianist Victor Moore, as well as musicians from N.C. Central University.

Presented with PineCone and support from the Museum of History Associates and Williams Mullen.


History à la Carte: Mayberry Modernism: North Carolina’s Modernist Legacy

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Wednesday, Jan. 13, noon-1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
George Smart, Founder and Executive Director, North Carolina Modernist Houses

Smart works to document the state’s modernist gems. Built since the 1950s, many of these “livable works of art” are still glorious, but some are currently endangered; others have been destroyed and are lost forever.

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*Make It, Take It: Sew a Stitch

Saturday, Jan. 161-3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Visit the exhibit Made Especially for You by Willie Kay in the lobby, then learn to stitch a patch or sew a button for yourself. The exhibit opens Sat., Jan. 16.


Wine & Design: Southern Impressions

Thursday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m.
$50 plus tax per person; $40 plus tax for Associates/museum members
Limited space available. To register, visit NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7969.
Michael Ausbon, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, and Curator, Southern Impressions

Bring a friend or come solo, and paint like a pro! While Ausbon walks you through what makes southern art “southern,” an artist from Wine & Design’s Raleigh studio will lead you in creating a piece of your own. Wine and snacks are included in charge.


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NC Museum of History–13th Annual African-American Celebration.

*15th Annual African American Cultural Celebration

Saturday, Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
For more information, visit NCMOH-programs.com or call 919-807-7979.

Over 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, reenactors, chefs, teachers, scholars and more will be on hand to help kick off Black History Month and our celebration of African American heritage and culture. This year’s theme is Civil Rights — March On! Bring the whole family to this fun, educational day.

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14th Annual African American Cultural Celebration–NC Museum of History. Jan. 31, 2015.

The event is sponsored, in part, by the N.C. African American Heritage Commission; PNC; the City of Raleigh, based on recommendation of the Raleigh Arts Commission; the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, with funds from the United Arts Campaign; N.C. Writers’ Network; and the Museum of History Associates.

14th Annual African American Cultural Celebration--NC Museum of History. Jan. 31, 2015. n.c. museum of history january programs
14th Annual African American Cultural Celebration–NC Museum of History. Jan. 31, 2015.

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

* marks programs of interest to children or families

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