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All on-site programs are cancelled through December 2020. Please check back for our latest updates. In the meantime, visit our History at Home (hyperlink) page for virtual learning and fun! We appreciate your understanding. 

We continue to closely monitor the state’s response to COVID-19, following the guidelines of the Governor’s Coronavirus task force and the CDC. North Carolinians should continue to listen to NC Department of Health and Human Services for updates and guidance at


African American Cultural Celebration

Join the statewide kickoff to Black History Month at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society since 2015, our annual African American Cultural Celebration features musicians, storytellers, dancers, chefs, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, reenactors, and more. 

American Indian Heritage Celebration

Musicians, dancers, artists, storytellers, and authors from North Carolina’s eight state-recognized tribes will gather for this popular family event. Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration offers something for all ages and gives a firsthand opportunity to learn about the state’s American Indian culture (with a population of over 120,000), past and present. Activities include craft demonstrations, hands-on activities, games, foods, and much more.

Girl Scouts

We’ve teamed up with North Carolina Coastal Pines Council to provide Girl Scouts the opportunity to learn their story while celebrating North Carolina’s past, present, and future. During our programs, Girl Scouts are encouraged to dig into their history through stories of family, community, and North Carolina through activities that are immersive, educational, and fun.

History Corner

On the first Wednesday of every month kids ages 6 to 9 years old learn about North Carolina history through a hands on project. 

History Hunters

On the first Wednesday of every month kids ages 10 to 13 years old learn about North Carolina history through discussion, exhibit visits, and a hands on project. 


The North Carolina Museum of History, located in downtown Raleigh, provides occasional internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students looking for experience in museums. For more information click here.

Museum Gallery Resources

From themed backpacks to guides to activities for use in the galleries, make the most of your museum visit with these resources.


Join us for a story in the gallery! Please note: this program is only conducted during the summer.

Summer Programs

Have a blast in the past with us this summer! The Museum of History offers fun, summer programs for youth and their families. Drop by the museum Summer Storytime sessions and Hands-on History learning, or join us at one of Wake County’s Regional Libraries for History on the GO!