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2015 Workshops

Can a House Talk?

Using the museum’s exhibit Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place, students discussed why we “save” some houses, and learned architectural terms and methods used to save historic buildings.

 

Hair-y Jewelry

Hair jewelry was once a way to remember a loved one. In this workshop junior historians saw samples and a demonstration of hair jewelry techniques, and then braided a "hair" bracelet to take home.

 

Life on Film

Documentary filmmaker and spring 2015 THJH magazine conceptual editor Michael Sheehan shared some behind-the-scenes details with workshop participants about his latest project, Moving North Carolina.

 

Mini Lives

Master artist Pinkie Strother creates work that helps others remember the past. She guided students to use their creative skills and history knowledge in making their own miniature sculptures.

 

Primary Sources 101 (Advisers only)

Our first time offering an advisers-only workshop! This session focused on what primary sources are, whey they're important for students, and where to find them. The presenter was Debi Blake, section head for the Collection Services Section at the State Archives of North Carolina.

 

Quilt Stories

Workshop participants saw examples of memory and commemorative quilts from the Museum's collection. Students then decorated their own square, which was pieced together for a club memory quilt.

 

Telling Stories

Members of the NC Association of Black Storytellers, Beverly Burnette and Baba Jamal Koram, shared their art of storytelling as a way of remembrance.

 

Trooper Talk

Master Trooper Davis shared the history of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol using artifacts on display in an exhibit on the topic.

 

Wind, Water, and Song

Performer Connie Mason shared traditional tales and coastal music with junior historians and included some audience participation.