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We always have something planned to celebrate our state’s dynamic culture, its communities from the mountains to the ocean, and the connections we all share! Click below on our exciting events for 2020 and stay tuned for details still to come!

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse: A Most Desperate Engagement
Wednesday, July 8, 12:00pm

Presenter: John R. Maass, Educator at the National Museum of the U.S. Army at Fort Belvoir

Join us as Historian John R. Maass recounts the bloody battle of Guilford Courthouse and the grueling campaign in the South that led up to it, a crucial event on the road to American independence. Around the North Carolina village of Guilford Courthouse in the late winter of 1781, two weary armies clashed on a cold, wet afternoon. American forces under Nathanael Greene engaged Lord Cornwallis’ British army in a bitter two-hour battle of the Revolutionary War. The frightful contest at Guilford was a severe conflict in which troops made repeated use of their flintlock muskets, steel bayonets and dragoon swords in hand-to-hand fighting that killed and wounded about eight hundred men. Register here.

First Ladies and the Politics of Fashion

Thursday, July 16, 7:00pm

Presenter: Annette B. Dunlap, Author and Freelance Writer

Throughout our nation’s history, first ladies have been the object of both admiration and criticism when it comes to their clothes. Whether it’s the style, the color, or the designer, we Americans have always had a thing or two to say about how the wife of our president dresses. Join us for a fun and informative talk about the fashion choices of our first ladies and the interesting stories behind some of the people who designed their clothes. Register here.

Montfort Hall: Past, Present & Future

Thursday, July 30, 7:00pm

Presenters: Jeff and Sarah Shepherd, husband and wife team behind the plan to make Montfort Hall an anchor in the local community.

Join us to hear about the history, current state and future plans of Montfort Hall. Built in 1858, Montfort Hall is one of the few remaining pre-Civil War houses in the area and is a National and Raleigh Historic Landmark. The Italianate style mansion sits at the entrance of the historic Boylan Heights neighborhood in Downtown Raleigh. Register here.  

Notable North Carolina: Philanthropic Families: The Cone Family

Thurs., Sept. 24, 7:00pm

Presenter: Carrie Streeter, Scholar of US History, Women’s Studies, and the American South

Registration coming soon! 

Sponsored, in part, by the Raleigh News & Observer and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, with additional support from the Museum of History Foundation and MOHA, the Museum of History Associates.

History at Home!
Experience the North Carolina Museum of History digitally!

Explore exhibits, engage the collections, tune into a podcast, check out blog posts and enrich your learning of Tar Heel history with our History-at-Home learning packets.

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