Women of Change: The Legacy of the 19th Amendment
Opens November 21st, 2020
The Women of Change exhibit chronicles the quests for equal suffrage in 1920 and what women did with the vote over the next century. Visitors will be introduced to Raleigh’s suffragists, organizers, and elected officials who redefined women’s role in politics. The exhibit celebrates a century of struggle and successes with artifacts, photos, and displays of women who made change happen.
R3: Raleigh Then, Raleigh Now, Raleigh Next.
Explore Raleigh’s history through 200 years of artifacts and images. The R3 timeline offers a glimpse into the city’s rich cultural landscape. Interactive kiosks provide visitors with a fun and challenging way to explore photographs from Raleigh’s past. The COR Museum’s mascot, Sir Sammy the Squirrel, has included an interactive in the exhibit that teaches children how trees in the City of Oaks can reveal secrets about the past.
From Plantation to Park: The Story of Dix Hill
“You really stuck it to me today”: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell
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.
The People’s Politics: Local Democracy in Raleigh
How does local government affect you? Does your opinion matter? Can you make a difference? The City of Raleigh Museum will explore these questions in a new exhibit. The People’s Politics: Local Democracy in Raleigh tells the story of city government and democracy at a local level, from the election of Raleigh’s first Mayor in 1795 to issues facing current and future mayors. Using research from city council minutes and artifacts from the museum’s collection, this interactive exhibit highlights the citizen role in law-making, giving visitors the opportunity to examine significant decisions from Raleigh’s past, and cast their vote on current challenges facing citizens and leaders of our growing city.
A Delicious Country
Explorer John Lawson trekked through the Carolina colony in 1701, recording all he saw. Three centuries later, Raleigh journalist, Scott Huler, followed his trail documenting what had changed and what remained the same. Their journeys are featured in a new exhibit, A Delicious Country, at the COR Museum on display through March 22, 2020.