Monday, March 25, 2024

Celebrate Earth Month at the North Carolina Museum of History

Raleigh, NC
Mar 25, 2024

April is Earth Month, a time to celebrate the beauty, diversity and significance of our planet while promoting sustainable living. As the world emerges from its winter slumber, the North Carolina Museum of History invites you to participate in a variety of programs that celebrate the wonders of our natural world.

  • History and Highballs: Buzzzed! The History of Mead
    Thursday, April 4, 7–8 p.m.
    Join the NC Museum of History as we dive into the origins of mead making and look at how this ancient practice is seeing a modern resurgence of popularity around our state and the impact it’s having on the North Carolina beekeeping industry! You can register for this virtual event here!
  • Artist at Work: Upcycler Robert Smith
    Saturday, April 6, noon–3 p.m.
    Celebrate Earth Month at the North Carolina Museum of History! Watch Robert Smith make jewelry, ornaments and other items from bicycle spokes and vintage silver plate flatware. Grab your kiddos for a Hands-on History museum gallery hunt and make a simple piece of jewelry from buttons, paper clips and more.
  • History at High Noon: The Fight for the Eno (virtual)
    Wednesday, April 10, noon–1 p.m.
    Join the North Carolina Museum of History as we celebrate Earth Day by welcoming Park Ranger Lawson Osteen, who will share how the Eno River State Park came to be! In the 1960s, the City of Durham was planning to flood the Eno River Valley to create a reservoir. This was met with resistance from those who lived along the river. Margaret Nygard and other community members formed what is now known as the Eno River Association to create Eno River State Park! This virtual event will be held via Zoom. Register here to join the session.
  • Harmony: A Day of Heritage Music 
    Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. 
    Tickets: free
    Spend the day at the North Carolina Museum of History immersed in the vibrant melodies of multicultural heritage music! Featuring old-time and American Indian music, as well as the first formal ballad swap the museum has hosted, Harmony celebrates the music found in communities across the state.
  • Hands-on History: Make Upcycled Jewelry
    Saturday, April 20, noon–3 p.m.
    Celebrate Earth Month with the whole family at the North Carolina Museum of History. Go on a museum gallery hunt. Then, make a simple piece of jewelry from buttons, paper clips and more!
  • Tar Heel Troubadours: Fireside Collective
    Saturday, April 20, 7–8 p.m.
    Tickets: MOHA/museum members $12; general admission $15
    Join us for the next concert of our music series, Tar Heel Troubadours, a celebration of Americana, roots, bluegrass and traditional music performed by artists from or living and working in North Carolina. This concert will feature Fireside Collective, the Ashville-based bluegrass group that blends folk, blues, funk and bluegrass to create a distinctive body of work that’s all its own.

The North Carolina Museum of History is delighted to announce the tenth annual Longleaf Film Festival, a free-to-attend festival that highlights the best of independent film demonstrating a Tar Heel State connection. The festival will take place on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11. Longleaf provides a unique platform for filmmakers to showcase their work and engage with audiences and promises to be an unforgettable experience for all. Plan to see dozens of films—narrative and documentary shorts and features, animated films, music videos and more!

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