Mar
3
Sat
Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm
Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

The heart of Raleigh’s history is centered on “North Carolina’s Main Street” also known as Fayetteville Street. This half-mile long street has a rich and colorful past, whose buildings and stories have helped shape the Raleigh we know today. In honor of this legacy, the City of Raleigh Museum will offer a one hour, one mile walking tours every Saturday at 2 p.m. Tours will highlight the people, places, architecture, and political movements that make up more than 200 years of Raleigh’s history. Tickets can be purchased at the museum on the day of the tour and space is limited. Tours are subject to cancellation due to extreme weather.

Mar
7
Wed
History Hunters: NC Women Making History @ North Carolina Museum of History
Mar 7 @ 11:15 pm – Mar 8 @ 12:15 am
History Hunters: NC Women Making History @ North Carolina Museum of History | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Women and girls have been part of our state’s story from the beginning, but their work and contributions are often overlooked. Find out about Cherokee leader Nancy Ward, boycott organizer Penelope Barker, and activist Ella Baker, among others, and make a paper house based on plans made by architect Harriet Irwin.

Ages 10–13

Mar
10
Sat
Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm
Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

The heart of Raleigh’s history is centered on “North Carolina’s Main Street” also known as Fayetteville Street. This half-mile long street has a rich and colorful past, whose buildings and stories have helped shape the Raleigh we know today. In honor of this legacy, the City of Raleigh Museum will offer a one hour, one mile walking tours every Saturday at 2 p.m. Tours will highlight the people, places, architecture, and political movements that make up more than 200 years of Raleigh’s history. Tickets can be purchased at the museum on the day of the tour and space is limited. Tours are subject to cancellation due to extreme weather.

Apr
12
Thu
A Burden Too Great to Bear: Dorothea Dix Hospital and the Civil War @ Harvey Hill at Dorothea Dix Park
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A Burden Too Great to Bear: Dorothea Dix Hospital and the Civil War @ Harvey Hill at Dorothea Dix Park | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Dorothea Dix Hospital, formerly known as the North Carolina Insane Asylum, opened only five years before the start of the American Civil War. The bloody conflict left an indelible mark on the hospital for the next half century.

Join COR Museum Director Ernest Dollar as he explores the occupation of the hospital grounds by Union soldiers in 1865 and the war’s legacy in those who sought treatment for the deep trauma it caused. Using letters, diaries and patient records, Dollar brings to life those who found the Civil War’s carnage a burden too great to bear.

May
1
Tue
NC State World War I Centennial Memorial Observance @ NCSU Beltower
May 1 @ 3:00 pm
NC State World War I Centennial Memorial Observance @ NCSU Beltower | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

You are invited to attend North Carolina’s main U.S. World War I Centennial Commission observance – and the only one of 100 worldwide events held on a college campus –  at the Alumni Memorial Bell Tower, the NC State icon built to pay tribute to students and alumni who served and died in World War I.

Sep
5
Wed
Kids only – Dinosaurs & Fossils @ The Big Field - Dorthea Dix Park
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kids only - Dinosaurs & Fossils @ The Big Field - Dorthea Dix Park | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Bring kids age 2-6 to this FREE program exploring dinosaurs where they can see and touch real fossils! All children must be registered to attend. See dortheadixpark.org for details and registration.

Oct
5
Fri
Oak City Haunted – Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm
Oak City Haunted - Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Each Friday in October, join one of three guided tours to learn all about Raleigh’s dark and haunted history aboard the Great Raleigh Trolley. The 6pm show is child-friendly for ages 8 and up. See details and get tickets on Eventbrite.

Oct
12
Fri
Oak City Haunted – Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm
Oak City Haunted - Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Each Friday in October, join one of three guided tours to learn all about Raleigh’s dark and haunted history aboard the Great Raleigh Trolley. The 6pm show is child-friendly for ages 8 and up. See details and get tickets on Eventbrite.

Oct
19
Fri
Oak City Haunted – Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm
Oak City Haunted - Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Each Friday in October, join one of three guided tours to learn all about Raleigh’s dark and haunted history aboard the Great Raleigh Trolley. The 6pm show is child-friendly for ages 8 and up. See details and get tickets on Eventbrite.

Oct
26
Fri
Oak City Haunted – Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm
Oak City Haunted - Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Each Friday in October, join one of three guided tours to learn all about Raleigh’s dark and haunted history aboard the Great Raleigh Trolley. The 6pm show is child-friendly for ages 8 and up. See details and get tickets on Eventbrite.