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Monday, February 2, 2009

That's My World Tuesday: NC Museum of History


On the left side of the screen is the NC Museum of History. It is located on Bicentennial Plaza in Raleigh, NC across the walkway from the NC Museum of Science which is on the right hand side of the screen. I featured the science museum in last week's My World post. These shots were taken at the end of the summer which is why the trees are leafed out. This time of year they are all bare. The dome with the flag is the NC Capitol Building which is across the street from the museums.

The shot above shows the front door of the history museum. The museum has programs for children, permanent and temporary exhibits for all ages. A few of the current exhibits include: Everyday Artistry (featuring quilts, tools and other objects from rural NC); A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans (taken by NC veterans); Bearing Witness: Civil Rights Photographs of Alexander Rivera (taken by a NC native during the civil rights era); Community and Culture: North Carolina Indians Past and Present. Those are just a few of the exhibits that caught my eye on the current exhibit list. I haven't been inside the museum in a number of years so I will have to go check out some of the newer exhibits soon.

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25 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

All the current exhibits at the museum sound worth seeing, the kind I'd enjoy. Great post!

antigoni said...

Excellent post. Great place to visit.

Tranquility said...

I love those statues outside of the museum! Thanks for sharing!

Gaelyn said...

Sounds like a lot of good exhibits to visit. Museums are such a great legacy of our pasts.
Nice captures. That first one gets a lot in view.

fishing guy said...

Carver: What a neat look into the downtown area of your world.

Louise said...

A BEAUTIFUL city scene!!!

imac said...

Thanks for the visit to your Arts Centre, sounds most exciting.

Janie said...

Nice pictures of a beautiful city. I love the old house shown below. It would be fun to fix it up (but pretty expensive, I'd guess!)

ewok1993 said...

I would love to see quilts. Heck, I love to see what's in a museum regardless. Great post.

gnometree said...

I love museums. I don't think you really appreciate them til you're an adult.

ViennaDaily said...

My kids unbelievably gets behaved when in museums :D I bet they would love it here too! Enjoy your week!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

emjoyed your post and it makes me want to take a little jaunt to Raleigh and see the sites up close and personal. been there but not for any extended time frame.

have a great week.

erin

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I would be asking that man on the stairs for directions all day ... or at least that would be my standard joke. (Can you tell I have a very bad sense of humor? ... but I swear it would be funny after the 7th time!)

Mojo said...

That statue at the top of the stairs on the left is the Suaratown Woman I featured in (I think) a Wordless Wednesday back in October. I've also got some closeups of the other two guys... Frederick Augustus Olds in the center and Thomas Day on the right. In fact, Day would be a very relevant topic for a My World this month sometime. We should try to coordinate that maybe!

It's still a little startling to see the same places on somebody else's blog. Neat, but startling initially.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I love museums. I guess I'd better go find my MWT shot and post it. :-)

SandyCarlson said...

Sometimes I am afraid to look at your photos for fear they will entice me away from the homestead here in CT! NC sure does offer alot. God bless, and thanks.

Sara G said...

BEAUTIFUL photo's and real nice post.
Take care and thanks for sharing your world with us.

Indrani said...

Museums are great source of info on past. I love visiting them and the shots of this museum are beautiful.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

I love visiting museums like this and miss the ones I used to be near in London. Nice post!

Marites said...

i love going to museums because it tells so much about the place and its people. The entance to the NC Museum of History looks very interesting with all the statues there:)

mommanator said...

I love the statues

starnitesky said...

I really like the figures on the steps of the museum.

Poutalicious said...

I like the statue of the what looks like an American Indian on the left sky watching with his hands upheld. Really, nice.

Michele said...

Awesome... I loved the tour. Quite fascinating really!
Hug♥

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

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