April overflows with fun and educational programs at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Join curator-led tours of two new exhibits. Enjoy the sounds of the Raleigh Moravian Brass Band or the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble, and watch April’s featured Artist at Work Maria Shevzov knit away.
Take advantage of these programs and more at the N.C. Museum of History. All programs are free, and parking is free on weekends.
Curator’s Tour: ArtDuckO
Saturday, April 5
Sandy Webbere, Exhibit Curator
Tour ArtDuckO: Waterfowl Culture in North Carolina with the exhibit curator for a special look at the influence of waterfowl on our state’s history, economy, ecosystem and artistic traditions.
History à la Carte: North Carolina Interstate History
Wednesday, April 9
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
Walter Turner, N.C. Transportation Museum
North Carolina got off to a poor start in interstate highway planning and construction, but it has made great strides since 1990. Discover how the “Good Roads State” keeps its highways in shape.
ArtDuckO Outer Banks Weekend
Friday-Sunday, April 11-13
$60 ($55 Museum of History Associates members and Friends of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences)
Call 919-807-7992 to register.
Visit waterfowl areas, historic sites and other coastal attractions on this weekend getaway.
Curator’s Tour: Cherokee Pottery: People of One Fire
Saturday, April 12
Mickel Yantz, Curator, Cherokee Heritage Center
Examine 450 years of continuity and change in the Cherokee pottery tradition with the curator of this special traveling exhibition.
*Music of the Carolinas: Raleigh Moravian Brass Band
Sunday, April 13
The Moravian Church boasts one of the most important wind-band traditions in America, dating back to the mid-1700s. Learn more about this rich tradition during a rare public performance by Raleigh’s own Moravian Brass Band. PineCone co-sponsors the performance.
*Artist at Work: Maria Shevzov
Saturday, April 26
11 a.m.-1 p.m. (drop-in program)
Sunday, April 27
1-3 p.m. (drop-in program)
Knit for victory! See World War II-era fashions and learn how Americans knitted and sewed to both help the war effort and deal with clothing shortages.
*Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, April 27
Celebrate our state’s musical heritage by listening to some swinging sounds. John V. Brown Jr., director of jazz ensembles and jazz studies at Duke University, leads this group of talented young musicians from local high schools.
* SUMMER CAMPS AT THE MUSEUM *
Every day brings a time-travel adventure to summer campers at the N.C. Museum of History. Whether a camp centers on pirates in the 1700s, children in the 1890s or life in the 1960s, the focus is on fun. Suited for students from age 4 through eighth grade, the history camps are taught by professional educators on staff or experienced teachers in the community. For more information, call 919-807-7979, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or access the museum’s Web site at ncmuseumofhistory.org.
For more information about the museum, call 919-807-7900 or go to ncmuseumofhistory.org.
* marks programs of interest to children or families