North Carolina Museum of History http://wunc.org en Fragile Civil War Flag Preserved For NC History Museum http://wunc.org/post/fragile-civil-war-flag-preserved-nc-history-museum <p>A battle-worn confederate flag has undergone a $6500 dollar preservation and has now been returned to the <a href="http://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/">North Carolina Museum of History</a>. The flag was lost in the final months of the Civil War and was carried by the 6th Regiment of North Carolina in the Battle of Sailor's Creek in Virginia. It was captured by Union forces in 1865.</p><p>Jackson Marshall, the museum's assistant director of programming, says the flag has been cleaned and placed under glass in an acid-free environment that should last another 50 years.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:59:46 +0000 Catherine Brand 13407 at http://wunc.org Fragile Civil War Flag Preserved For NC History Museum Civil War Re-enactment Group Restores Flag http://wunc.org/post/civil-war-re-enactment-group-restores-flag <p>On May 12, 1864 during the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in Virginia, a Union soldier in hand-to-hand combat with a North Carolina standard-bearer tore the battle flag right off its staff. The flag ripped along its left border, the color-bearer was captured and imprisoned, and the Union soldier who seized the flag was later awarded the Medal of Honor for his deed. Today, the historic flag is on display at the North Carolina Museum of History. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:11:34 +0000 Laura Candler 10653 at http://wunc.org Civil War Re-enactment Group Restores Flag Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation Coming To Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/preliminary-emancipation-proclamation-coming-raleigh <p>From May 15 through June 16, the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation will be on display in the<a href="http://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/"> North Carolina Museum of History</a> in Raleigh. The historical seven-page document is on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C..</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:33:59 +0000 Laura Candler 9435 at http://wunc.org Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation Coming To Raleigh When I Leave http://wunc.org/post/when-i-leave <p><a href="http://nchumanities.org/programs/road-scholars/ella-joyce-ej-stewart" target="_blank">Ella Joyce Stewart</a> grew up on a farm in rural North Carolina during the time of segregation.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:46:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio & Haley Sklut 3737 at http://wunc.org When I Leave Civil War Cannon Unveiled At Museum Of History http://wunc.org/post/civil-war-cannon-unveiled-museum-history <p>A cannon that saw service in Wilmington during the Civil War will now mark the plaza in front of the <span class="link-external"><a href="http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/">North Carolina Museum of History</a></span>. The Raleigh museum is unveiling the artifact later this morning, adding to its exhibits marking the sesquicentennial of the conflict.<br> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:25:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 1831 at http://wunc.org Civil War Cannon Unveiled At Museum Of History Miss North Carolina Museum Exhibit Opens http://wunc.org/post/miss-north-carolina-museum-exhibit-opens <p>The 75th Miss North Carolina will be crowned Saturday. And part of the anniversary bash includes a new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History.<br><br><strong>Asma Khalid:</strong> The exhibit offers a rare glimpse into the pageant's history. It includes evening gowns and swimsuits, of course. But Jennifer Vaden-Barth says the exhibit is more than glitz and glamor. She says it shows folks the pageant is still important today, by focusing on service and talent.<br> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 12:10:00 +0000 Asma Khalid 2277 at http://wunc.org Civil War Cannon Returns to Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/civil-war-cannon-returns-raleigh <p>A Civil War artifact is back in North Carolina to help commemorate the battle of New Bern.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii: </strong>On March 14th, 1862 nearly 500 soliders were wounded at the Battle of New Bern. A Massachusetts made cannon began that day in confederate hands. It had been used in the early part of the Civil War in Eastern North Carolina. However, the Amherst Cannon was seized by it’s original Union owners in the fight. Dr. Jeanne Marie Warzeski is curator at the North Carolina Museum of History.<br> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:17:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 3156 at http://wunc.org "Story of NC" Opens at History Museum http://wunc.org/post/story-nc-opens-history-museum <p>The North Carolina Museum of History will open its biggest exhibit to date on Saturday. "<a href="http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/wgo/press_09262011a.html">The Story of North Carolina</a>" includes re-created environments to help visitors transport back in time. For example, they can step inside an early twentieth century textile mill and feel the floor shake from operating machinery. RaeLana Poteat helps curate the exhibit at the Museum of History.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 23:25:00 +0000 WUNC News 7267 at http://wunc.org Civil Rights Exhibit Online http://wunc.org/post/civil-rights-exhibit-online <p>The North Carolina Museum of History launched a new online exhibit today that takes a close-up look at the struggle for equal and civil rights across the state.&nbsp;</p><p>As soon as you log onto the website – you are serenaded by Sam Cooke.&nbsp; The name of the exhibit is “A Change is Gonna Come: Black, Indian and White Voices for Racial Equality.”&nbsp; It covers the years 1830 to 1980 – from the Indian Removal Act to the rise and fall of Soul City.&nbsp; Earl Ijames is the curator of the exhibit. He says it was going to be a physical exhibit before the 2008 recession.</p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 8501 at http://wunc.org Exhibit Details NC History in Walk-through http://wunc.org/post/exhibit-details-nc-history-walk-through <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">The history of the Tar Heel State goes on display tomorrow at </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">the</span><span class="link-external" style="background-image: none; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); padding: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-position: 0px 1px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;"><a href="http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/" style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration: underline; border-bottom-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;">North</a></span><span class="link-external" style="background-image: none; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); padding: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-position: 0px 1px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;"><a href="http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/" style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration: underline; border-bottom-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;"> Carolina Museum of History</a></span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">&nbsp;in Raleigh. Officials say</span><span class="link-external" style="background-image: none; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); padding: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-position: 0px 1px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;"><a href="http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/wgo/press_04052011.html" style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration: underline; border-bottom-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;The Story of North Carolina</a></span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">&nbsp;is so large the exhibit will open in two parts. The first half begins with the earliest signs of civilization and runs through the 1830s. Raelana Poteat is one of the museum's curators.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 9004 at http://wunc.org Exhibit Details NC History in Walk-through