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History museum lines up family programs in November

Posted November 3, 2013

American Indian Heritage Education Day, November 18, 2011

Every month, the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh lines up programs designed for kids and families.

I recently wrote about their latest program - a Thursday morning storytime. But they also have other series designed for preschoolers to tweens. November is always a big month for the museum. It includes the 18th annual American Indian Heritage Celebration on Nov. 23.

So consider this a reminder that the museum offers all sorts of programs for kids every month. Here's what's scheduled: 

  • 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Nov. 5 or Nov. 12: Time for Tots: Early American Indian Life. For ages 3 to 5 and an adult. $1 per child. Discover more about the lives of the first North Carolinians by handling objects, listening to stories, and making your own clay-coil pot to take home. To register, call 919-807-7992.
  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Nov. 6, History Corner: Blackbeard. For ages 6 to 9 with adult. $1 per child. Ahoy, mateys! Find out about swashbucklers and life aboard a ship in the 1700s. To register, call 919-807-7992.
  • 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Nov. 6. History Hunters: Most Notorious Pyrates. For ages 10 to 13. $1 per child. What’s the difference between a pirate and a privateer? Did Blackbeard really set his hair on fire? Separate truth from fiction as we look at a wild part of North Carolina history. To register, call 919-807-7992.
  • 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Nov. 7, Nov. 14 and Nov. 21. Storytime in the Gallery. For ages 3 and up with an adult. Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story.
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 10. Music of the Carolinas: Arnold Richardson: Native American Flute and Song. Richardson plays traditional American Indian flutes that he carves himself from cedar to relay the meaning behind centuries-old melodies and rhythms. 
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 23, 18th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration. Watch artists, dancers and performers; participate in hands-on workshops and craft activities; listen to historians and scholars; and learn more about North Carolina’s American Indian population — the largest of any state east of the Mississippi River.

The museum will be closed for Veterans’ Day on Monday, Nov. 11, and for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 28.
 

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