Do you like a challenge?

We do! The North Carolina Museum of History staff embraced the chance to create an exhibit that matched aspects of North Carolina history to each letter of the alphabet. Sure, B could stand for Basketball, but what would X represent? Or Q?

North Carolina A to Z highlights a diverse array of people, places, events, and objects from North Carolina’s history through the lens of an alphabetical framework.

It employs artifacts, images, and interactive opportunities to present both familiar and lesser-known topics from our state’s past.

Image: Tom Haywood and his Kicking Machine in Croatan, NC, circa 1950s.

The exhibition features a wide variety of artifacts from the museum’s collection, including several that are rarely displayed.

Visitors also will be able to engage with exhibit content through photo ops, multimedia presentations, games, and other hands-on activities.