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Exhibit Opening: Collecting Carolina

Thursday, Jul. 18

A new installation of this lobby-case exhibit opens with more seldom-seen objects from our collection and more of the unique stories that our curators have learned from them.

This rotation includes a handmade chest used by North Carolina’s first female legislator; a dance outfit worn by Chuck Davis; a possible ID tag from the Civil War; a woman’s swimsuit from the 1890s; a sampling of puppets and props used for teaching dental hygiene; a mantelpiece; and a coverlet made from tobacco twine, a one-time staple in many households. Stop by when you can and use our new “virtual” labeling and interpretation system to see what makes each story special.