June 2016 Programs at the North Carolina Museum of History

We’ve got the schedule of amazing programs at the North Carolina Museum of History for June, 2016!

JUNE PROGRAMS AT THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY

Expect an eclectic mix of June programs at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. With topics ranging from the fashion designer James Murchison’s work to children’s programs about pottery, there will be something for all ages.

On Saturday, June 11, five North Carolina artists and craftspeople with Latino roots will highlight their creations: jewelry, wooden sculptures, handbags, prints and paintings. Discover how they learned their craft and the steps of their process.

Did you know North Carolina has the distinction of having more variations of dialect than any other state? Using recordings and video clips, Walt Wolfram will explore some of our rich linguistic heritage. He is the author of Talkin’ Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina.

Take advantage of these June programs and more at the N.C. Museum of History. Admission is free unless otherwise noted. Parking is free on weekends.

 

*History Corner: Clayful Creations

Cat figurines--2002.56.1 (right) & 2002.56.2 (left)
Cat figurines–2002.56.1 (right) & 2002.56.2 (left)

Wednesday, June 1, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 6-9 (with adult)
$3 plus tax per child; $1 plus tax for Associates/museum members
To register, visit NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7988.

Why is North Carolina mud often red? Find out, and learn about our state’s pottery history. Then make a clay object to take home.

*History Hunters: From Dirt to Dish

15th Annual "African American Cultural Celebration" -- NC Museum of History. Jan. 30, 2016.
15th Annual “African American Cultural Celebration” — NC Museum of History. Jan. 30, 2016.

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

Learn the role that pottery has played in Tar Heel history, and try your hand at making a clay creation.

 

*Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
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. Topics change every week!

 

First Fridays at the Museum

Friday, June 3, 5-9 p.m.
Behind-the-scenes tours begin at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Registration is required; $2 plus tax per person. Limit 10 people per tour.
Tours of the exhibit The Story of North Carolina begin at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Free, but reservations are encouraged.
To register for both tours, visit NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7969.

Go behind the scenes at the museum. Tour an artifact collection room and the design shop. Find out how museum collections are stored and how ideas transform into an exhibit. Before or after your tour, taste — while supplies last — samples of mead from Durham’s Honeygirl Meadery. The Museum Shop and lobby-level exhibits will be open all evening.

 

Lecture/Discussion: James Murchison 

James Murchison

Saturday, June 4, 3-4 p.m.

James Murchison, Founder and Designer, Backstabbers Clothing, and Owner, Honor Raleigh

Hear insights from Murchison about opening his own clothing design business in Raleigh and using the new word of mouth — social media — to keep it going. A Q&A session and raffle follow the presentation.

 

An Afternoon with Anne

Anne Graham Lotz

Sunday, June 5, 3 p.m.

Anne Graham Lotz, Commentator and Award-Winning Author

Hear the daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham share stories about her life. The founder of Angel Ministries Inc., Lotz has authored 16 books, including her recently released The Daniel Prayer. A Q&A session and book signing follow the presentation.

 

*Time for Tots: Fit to Be Tied

Tuesday, June 7, 10-10:45 a.m.
Ages 3-5 (with adult)
$3 plus tax per child; $1 plus tax for Associates/museum members
To register, visit NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7979.

Discover the origin of one popular Father’s Day gift: the necktie! Then make a craft from ties to take home.

 

History à la Carte: Old and New Language Treasures of the Tar Heel State

Walt Wolfram
Walt Wolfram

Wednesday, June 8, noon-1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Walt Wolfram, Author, Talkin’ Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina

Our state has the distinction of having more variations in dialect than any other state! Wolfram will explore some of that rich linguistic heritage with recordings and video clips. The author is an English professor and the director of the North Carolina Language and Life Project at N.C. State University.

 

After Hours: Talking about Treasures

After Hours Talking About Treasures

Thursday, June 9, 5:30-8 p.m.
To register, visit NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7969.

Emily Rainwater, Conservator, State Archives of North Carolina, and Jordan Madre, Assistant Registrar, N.C. Museum of History

Members of the Treasures of Carolina exhibit team will discuss how historic documents are stabilized, how the priceless objects are installed, and more. Join an exhibit tour and see a collection of famous signatures from the archives. Enjoy refreshments during this program presented in partnership with the State Archives of North Carolina.

 

Latino Artists at Work

Yholima Vargas-Pedroza

Saturday, June 11, 1-4 p.m. (drop-in program)

Leticia Alvarez, Claudia Corletto, Titania Delgado, Francisco Gonzalez, Yholima Vargas-Pedroza

Claudia Corletto Clutch

Discover how five North Carolina artists and craftspeople with Latino roots work and how they progress from idea to art during the program. Then try your hand at using paint, clay and other raw materials. Presented in partnership with Diamante Inc.: Uniting Latinos through Art and Culture.

 

Music of the Carolinas: Sara Grey and Kieron Means

Sara Grey & Kieron Means

Sunday, June 12, 3 p.m.
Free tickets for this concert are distributed while they last beginning at 2 p.m.

Grey and her son use folklore and music to trace migration from the British Isles to North America. Presented with PineCone and support from the Museum of History Associates and Williams Mullen.

 

Film Screening: “America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment”

Friday, June 17, 7-9 p.m.
Not rated; run time: 60 min.

James G. Lewis, Historian and Editor, Forest History Today

Schenck, a German forester, managed over 100,000 acres of woodlands at the Biltmore Estate and established the first forestry school in the United States. He helped launch the American conservation movement. A panel discussion and a Q&A session follow the screening.

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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