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Kids, family programs set for history museum in July

Watch a movie, play with clay and see potters in action at the N.C. Museum of History in July.

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Sarah Lindenfeld Hall

The N.C. Musuem of History in downtown Raleigh will offer some family-friendly events in July.

From 6 p.m .to 7 p.m. July 2 during downtown Raleigh's First Friday events, the museum will show "Friends in Liberty: North Carolina in the American Revolution," a film produced by the museum that follows the experiences of 14-year-old Hugh McDonald and his friend Anne Taylor. The film is based on McDonald's original journal.

History Corner: New Deal Foods is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 7 for kids ages 5 to 9 with an adult. The program gives kids the opportunity to learn how North Carolina families kept food on the table, hear a short story and taste Depression-era foods. Registration is required .Call 919-807-7992 to sign up.

As part of Second Saturdays, which includes events at historic sites and museums across the state, the museum will host Passionate for Pottery from noon to 4 p.m. July 10. Potters from North Cole Pottery in Sanford will demonstrate their craft. The Museum Shop will offer some tasty North Carolina treats as well.

And the museum will offer the free, informal "Make it, Take It: Play with Clay," from noon to 4 p.m. July 10. Kids can have some fun with clay and make their own clay critter to take home.

And there may just be a few more spots available in the museum's summer camps. For more information, call 919-807-7979, e-mail emily.grant@ncdcr.gov, or check the museum's website.


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