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.