Celebrate the holiday season with a visit to the NC Museum of History

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Posted 12/24/20

During the holiday season, why not celebrate with the North Carolina Museum of History. Stop by in person, or visit online, where the Museum of History continues to offer digital events, complete with kid’s and family-friendly programs.

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Celebrate the holiday season with a visit to the NC Museum of History

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RALEIGH — During the holiday season, why not celebrate with the North Carolina Museum of History. Stop by in person, or visit online, where the Museum of History continues to offer digital events, complete with kid’s and family-friendly programs.

All museum exhibits and the Museum Shop are open to the public — with special hours and protocols. Admission is free.

The museum will be closed to the public Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25. Galleries will be open Saturday, Dec. 26, and Sunday, Dec. 27. The Museum Shop will be open, too, with exhibit-related items and last-minute North Carolina–centric gifts to finish your holiday shopping. Call the shop at 919-814-6970 for hours, offerings and special requirements.

The North Carolina Museum of History, a Smithsonian affiliate, fosters a passion for North Carolina history. This museum collects and preserves artifacts of state history and educates the public on the history of the state and the nation through exhibits and educational programs. Admission is free.

Last year, more than 465,000 people visited the museum to see some of the 150,000 artifacts in the museum collection. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums, and Jennette’s Pier, as well as 39 state parks and recreation areas, the North Carolina Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported symphonic orchestra, the State Library of North Carolina, the State Archives of North Carolina, the North Carolina Arts Council, the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, and the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology, along with the state Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, call 919-814-6800 or visit DNCR.nc.gov.

The North Carolina Museum of History is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For information about the museum, call 919-814-7000 or access ncmuseumofhistory.org or follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube.

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