NC Museum of History A Must See Field Trip For All Classrooms in NC

Jerry Blackwelder

The North Carolina Museum of History is traditionally one of the most popular field trip destinations in the State.

The Museum’s signature exhibit is The Story of North Carolina. It tells the story of more than 14,000 years of the State’s history from its earliest residents. Two full-size historic homes and several recreated environments take your students to the places North Carolinians have lived and worked.

In addition to its permanent collection, the Museum of History offers fascinating temporary exhibits and events throughout the year. The offerings for this month include:

  • The Shape of Fashion depicting the changing styles in men’s and women’s clothing over the 19th and 20th centuries. More than a dozen period garments are on display for your students to enjoy and study.

  • Louis C. Tiffany: Art and Innovation showcases works created by the man known around the world for his exquisite and beautiful handcrafted artwork made of glass, enamel, pottery and metal. Two of Tiffany’s stained-glass windows are now being shown along with blown-glass vases and lamps.

  • The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders features large-format portraits of some of the most fascinating Americans born between the end of World War II and 1964. In addition to the portraits, your students will also see behind-the-scenes candid shots and videos and a timeline spotlighting some of the top news and entertainment moments of the era.

  • 17th Annual African American Cultural Celebration. Mark your calendar now for Saturday January 27, as the Museum of History kicks off Black History Month. The Celebration spotlights more than 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, chefs, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, reenactors and more.

Want to Go?
To schedule your field trip visit to the North Carolina Museum of History visit or call (919) 807-7900.


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