Coffee with a Curator

Quarterly, Tuesday Mornings

Coffee with a Curator is a quarterly mid-morning program that allows attendees to be part of an informal program with members of our curatorial staff. Find out what we’ve been researching, what exhibit we’ve been working on, or what cool artifacts we’ve collected recently. Grab your preferred morning beverage and join us for this Zoom presentation, which is followed by a short audience Q&A session with the speaker.

Women's History Month

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August 20, 2020

Fighting for Woman Suffrage in North Carolina

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May 25, 2021

“Glory” Hancock: New York Socialite to WWI Nurse

Presenter: Charles R. Knight, Curator of Military History, North Carolina Museum of History 

Knight will examine the colorful life of Madelon “Glory” Hancock, of Asheville. Hancock was the first North Carolinian to volunteer for service in World War I, and her contributions as a nurse on the battlefields of Europe entitled her to be named the most decorated woman of the war.

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August 24, 2021

Quilt Stories

Presenter: Diana Bell-Kite, Curator of Cultural History 

Ann Knox mourned her dead children. Patience White learned to read. Emily Maxwell had a vision from God. They each turned their experiences into quilts. Go on a storytelling journey through a selection of quilts from the museum’s collection to learn about the North Carolina women who made them.

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February 21, 2023

The Power of Women in Country Music

Speakers: Kelsey Goelz, Associate Curator, GRAMMY Museum LA; and Michael Ausbon, Curator of Decorative Arts, North Carolina Museum of History 

Join us for a special coffee session as welcome the GRAMMY Museum LA’s associate curator Kelsey Goelz as she and the NC Museum of History's curator decorative arts Michael Ausbon give us the inside scoop on the Museum of History's newest traveling exhibition, The Power of Women in Country Music, in partnership with the GRAMMY Museum LA!

This program was part of a exhibition that was on view through April 2, 2023.

African American Music Appreciation Month

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January 22, 2021

North Carolina and the Birth of Funk Music

Presenters: Earl L. Ijames, Curator of African American, Agriculture, and Community History, North Carolina Museum of History, and Robert “Dick” Knight, Musician 

Dick Knight, a world-famous musician, will join curator Earl Ijames live in the Museum of History studio to celebrate Black Music Month. They will discuss the origins of funk music in North Carolina and some great musicians of the genre. Knight is a 2018 North Carolina Heritage Award recipient. Join us for a “funky good time!”

Black History Month