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History museum lines up Christmas programs for kids

Posted November 14

During History Hunters: Moravian Stars, for ages 10-13, learn about the Moravians, and make a star ornament to take home. Image credit: Mark Verma

The N.C. Museum of History, which just recently opened a new exhibit for kids about the state's governors, has some programs for kids next month that focus on holiday traditions.

Here's what's scheduled at the downtown Raleigh museum:

Time for Tots: Moravian Traditions, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Dec. 6. For ages 3 to 5 with adult. Moravians have lived in North Carolina for centuries and have their own special holiday traditions. Learn about them, and make a candleholder to take home.

History Corner: Sugar and Spice, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Dec. 7. For ages 6 to 9 with adult. Discover how gingerbread came to North Carolina, and learn what makes it such a special treat. Then listen to a story, and make a ginger-y craft!

History Hunters: Moravian Stars, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Dec. 7. For ages 10 to 13. Who are Moravians? Find out about these early North Carolinians, including how they celebrated Christmas. Fold a Moravian Star ornament to take home.

The cost for each program is $3 plus tax per child. To register, go to the museum's website or call

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