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Summer Programs

Summer may seem months away, but it’s really just around the corner—and the Museum of History is making some changes to its summer offerings. We’ll still have familiar programs, including our weekly Summer Storytime sessions in a variety of exhibit galleries, and we’re continuing our monthly Hands-on History experiences (gallery hunts, take-home crafts, and fun ways to learn history) for families. However, this year, instead of summer camps, we are pleased to launch an exciting new series, History on the Go!

This new summer series will be a partnership with Wake County Public Libraries and will run from June through August, with classes for elementary-age children (and their families) at the eight regional libraries.

Summer Storytime 

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story. Topics change every week!

  • Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, and 27
  • 10–10:30 a.m.
  • Ages 3 and up (with adult)

Hands-On History!

Look, learn, and create together during these fun, interactive drop-in programs for kids of all ages and their parents/caregivers. Program topics vary.

  • Saturday, June 6, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 11, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 1, 1 – 3 p.m.

History on the Go!

Rev your engine and race to your regional library for a hands-on learning experience for elementary aged youth and their families that explores NASCAR in North Carolina.

  • Saturday, June 13, 2:30 p.m., West Regional Library
  • Sunday, June 14, 2:00 p.m., North Regional Library
  • Sunday, June 28, 2:30 p.m., Northeast Regional Library
  • Saturday, July 11, 2:30 p.m., Cary Regional Library
  • Saturday, July 18, 2:00 p.m., East Regional Library
  • Friday, July 24, 4:00 p.m., Cameron Village Regional Library
  • Saturday, July 25, 2:00 p.m., Eva Perry Regional Library
  • Sunday, July 26, 2:00 p.m., Southeast Regional Library