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Interview with Bill McCrea, Tryon Palace

William J. McCrea was appointed Executive Director of Tryon Palace in January of 2018, after serving as Associate Director of the North Carolina Museum of History and Director of Regional Museums.  He joined the...

Charlotte Museum of History

In 1903, the Mecklenburg County school board purchased an acre of land in east Charlotte for a mere $10. Today, the Siloam School — the building that was constructed on that land in 1920...

NC Maritime Museum at Southport

People who experience sensory problems with things like loud noises or bright lights now have a way to fully enjoy the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport.  The museum is offering new initiatives to...

Cameron Art Museum

COVID Story Quilts: Global Perspectives of the Pandemic, a new exhibition at Cameron Art Museum, opens Thursday, April 22.  This special exhibition displays the unique perspectives of the Wilmington community and how the community has been impacted by COVID this year,...

The Mint Museum

In March 2020, the art world — along with most everything else — started shutting down. Doors to museums and galleries closed. Shows and exhibits were postponed. Then postponed again. Then canceled. But that...

Ackland Art Museum

After 10 months of closed doors and strictly virtual programming, on Wednesday, the Ackland Art Museum reopened to the public with newly implemented safety measures. Under new protocol, the museum’s hours have been reduced...

Levine Museum of the New South

In a historic photograph at the Levine Museum of the New South, a young Dorothy Counts-Scoggins makes her way up the auditorium stairs to enter her new school. A mob of white students crowd...

Greenville Museum of Art

2020 is a year of many different challenges — the pandemic, lockdowns, economic turmoil and political and social disorder. Mental health is affected by all of that and more. The Greenville Museum of Art is...

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences announced Tuesday a first-of-its-kind exhibit coming to Raleigh that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. The museum is now in possession of an extremely rare discovery...

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum unveiled an exhibit mid-September, which will be on display through late March 2021. It features the underwater photography of shipwreck researcher, scuba diver, and historian, Marc Corbett. The...

Cameron Art Museum

Back in Wilmington’s Cameron Art Museum on Thursday, it was easy to forget that until very recently it had been closed to the public for six months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Walking through...

Interview with Ken Howard, NC Museum of History

Ken Howard is the director of the NC Museum of History. He has held the position since 2007 and is responsible for management and operations, along with programming. Before starting at the museum, he...

Old Salem Museum & Gardens

Old Salem Museums & Gardens and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) have been accepted as one of the newest members of the highly respected International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Founded...

Hickory Museum of Art

n one large gallery space in the Hickory Museum of Art, a 10-by-75-foot  canvas marks the start of the museum’s latest project — an effort to promote social justice and reform in response to the Black...