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Recap of the Dwane Powell Fireside Chat

Posted by Leo Suarez on July 29, 2017
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Category: Events
During the Friend’s Annual Meeting this July, we had a fantastic turnout of new visitors and current members at the museum to see a fireside chat with Dwane Powell and our director, Ernest Dollar. We filled the entry way of the museum as we welcomed new board members and hosted this free event to the public. Make sure to join us for future events like this one by becoming a member of the City ofRead More

“You really stuck it to me today”

Posted by Leo Suarez on June 13, 2017
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The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell, now open to the public. Read MoreRead More

“You really stuck it to me today”: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell

Posted by Leo Suarez on May 31, 2017
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Category: Current Exhibits
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 25, 2017) – The City of Raleigh Museum announced today that its retrospective of the nationally syndicated work of political cartoonist and area resident Dwane Powell will open to the public Sunday, June 4. Titled “You really stuck it to me today”: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell,” the free exhibit will feature more than 40 cartoons from Powell’s childhood to the present, as well as sketchbooks and artifacts of the cartoonist’sRead More

Raleighscapes: Photo Exhibit Presented by the Capital City Camera Club

Posted by Leo Suarez on May 9, 2017
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Category: Upcoming Exhibits
The members of the Capital City Camera Club will exhibit their images of Raleigh along with a slide show  of their favorite images of a variety of subjects in December. Reception is on Friday the 1st, 6-9pm.Read More

The City of Raleigh Museum Debuts Political Cartoonist Dwane Powell Exhibit on June 4

Posted by Leo Suarez on April 27, 2017
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Category: News
The City of Raleigh Museum announced today that its retrospective of the nationally syndicated work of political cartoonist and area resident Dwane Powell will open to the public Sunday, June 4. Titled “You really stuck it to me today”: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell,” the free exhibit will feature more than 40 cartoons from Powell’s childhood to the present, as well as sketchbooks and artifacts of the cartoonist’s trade. “You really stuck it toRead More

Sir Walter Social hosts Thirteen Local Organizations

Posted by Tom Simon on March 17, 2017
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Category: Events
The Sir Walter social was this past Saturday, and it proved that you don’t have to be a nerd to enjoy Raleigh’s history. With the combined efforts of The Friends of COR Museum, The City of Raleigh and other historical groups we counted over 100 visitors in under 3 hours! The event kicked off with a quick word from Douglas Noreen describing the Friends organization and its mission. Followed up by Ernest Dollar who expressedRead More

Time Warp 2017 is on June 3, 2017

Posted by Leo Suarez on February 23, 2017
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The Friends of City of Raleigh (COR) Museum invite you to save the date of Saturday, June 3rd, and join us for Time Warp 2017! This year, we will be transported back to Raleigh in the 1920s, so break out your top hats and flapper dresses! Join us for an evening of auctions, food, drink, and dancing – all proceeds will support the City of Raleigh Museum’s exhibits and programming. Read MoreRead More

The Emblem of Human Mercy: The Birth of Raleigh’s Red Cross

Posted by Leo Suarez on February 20, 2017
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Category: Past Exhibits
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Get Your Time Warp 2017 Tickets Today!

Posted by Leo Suarez on February 20, 2017
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The Friends of City of Raleigh (COR) Museum invite you to save the date of Saturday, June 3rd, and join us for Time Warp 2017! This year, we will be transported back to Raleigh in the 1920s, so break out your top hats and flapper dresses! Join us for an evening of auctions, food, drink, and dancing – all proceeds will support the City of Raleigh Museum’s exhibits and programming. DATE AND TIME Sat, JuneRead More

America’s Wars: Individual Experience and Collective Memory

Posted by Leo Suarez on February 20, 2017
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Category: Upcoming Exhibits
How do soldiers remember war? And how are these memories communicated to others? Through interviews with Raleigh-area veterans, through personal artifacts and mementos, through popular culture (videos, music, games), this exhibit looks at how we look at war. Focusing on Vietnam and Afghanistan/Iraq, this exhibit explores the dynamic between local veterans’ personal experiences and the collective memory of the community to understand how Americans understand war. September through November ExhibitRead More