Raleigh City Cemeteries Preservation is excited to announce the opening of “Sacred Spaces, Sacred Stories,” an exhibit about Raleigh’s historic African American Mount Hope Cemetery.
The Raleigh City Museum is the first stop for this stunning multimedia exhibit, a joint effort between the museum and Raleigh City Cemeteries Preservation (RCCP).
Established in 1872, Mount Hope Cemetery is the first municipal cemetery for the newly freed in North Carolina. The display highlights stories about men and women interred in the cemetery, many born into slavery, who helped to build a thriving community in Raleigh.
The exhibit panels feature audio of RCCP’s annual Mount Hope Cemetery walking tour narrated by Edna Rich-Ballentine and Jane Thurman through QR codes that link to cell phone QR code scanners.
RCCP appreciates the interest, teamwork, and efforts of the Raleigh City Museum staff to showcase this beautiful cemetery and important history of Raleigh through “Sacred Spaces, Sacred Stories.”
We are also grateful to you, our RCCP members, whose generosity and donations helped make this display a reality.
The traveling exhibit will be at the Raleigh City Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, until June 19, 2022. We hope you will enjoy the exhibit!