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History + Highballs

North Carolina Stories on the Rocks

Grab your favorite evening libation and join the Museum of History for these adults-only evening programs featuring some of the Old North State’s most fascinating stories, places, and characters!

First Ladies and the Politics of Fashion

Thursday, July 16, 7 p.m.

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 p.m.

PresentersJeff 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.