First Fridays at the Museum: The African Queen (1951)

Friday, Feb. 2, 5–9 p.m.

Introduced by Charles R. Knight, Curator of Military History, NC Museum of History

See the exhibit North Carolina and World War I, then stay for this classic film, starting at 6:30 p.m.

"After her brother is killed by German soldiers in an east African colony in 1914, a missionary sister works to convince the captain of a run-down steamboat to help seek revenge for the British." Actor Humphrey Bogart won his only Oscar for this portrayal opposite Katharine HepburnThis is one in a monthly series of films meant to help interpret some of the scope and complexity of the Great War. 

Before the film begins, enjoy some So Good Pupusas Salvadoran food truck and free samples of local microbrews while they last. Lobby-level exhibits are open all evening; the Museum Shop is open until 8 p.m

MPAA rating: PG; run time: 105 min.

Major supporters of the exhibit North Carolina and World War I are the NC Museum of History Foundation and MOHA, the Museum of History Associates. Note: A simulated battlefield environment—including bright lights, flashing lights, and loud noises—in this exhibit may be disturbing to children or visitors with health concerns. In addition, some images may not be suitable for some visitors.