Historic Resources and Museum Program
The HRM Program oversees operations and programs at the Borden Building and Stone Circle at Fletcher Park, the City of Raleigh Museum, the Fred Fletcher Amphitheater at Fletcher Park, John Chavis Memorial Park Historic Attractions, the Latta House and University Site, Mordecai Historic Park, the Pope House Museum, Pullen Park Historic Attractions, and the Raleigh Trolleys.
Sacred Harp Sundays at Mordecai Historic Park - The fourth Sunday of every month from 2 - 4 p.m. Join the Triangle Shape Note singers in St. Mark's Chapel at Mordecai Historic Park to listen to or participate in this unique and historic way of singing. All are welcome to join in, or just sit and listen for awhile. This event is free and registration is not required. Please call 919-996-4364 for more information.
Yoga Classes - February 4 and February 18. The City of Raleigh Museum is offering free bimonthly yoga classes in collaboration with local yoga studios as part of the opening of the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit entitled, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation. The exhibit is the first national exhibit to celebrate the history and remarkable achievements of Indian Americans in the United States. Every first and third Saturday of the month from December to April the museum will offer yoga classes from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., varying in style, practice, and technique to showcase the ways in which traditional Indian yoga practices have been molded into a cultural phenomenon here in the United States.
Story time with Sammy - Beginning on February 7, 2017, every first Tuesday of the month in 2017, Sammy the Squirrel will join us for Storytime from 10:30-11 a.m. at the City of Raleigh Museum. Each month we will have a new theme, fun stories, exploring the museum and a project for the kids. The projects use simple materials to create a take home souvenir with no mess.
Explore India Through Dance - February 11, 2017 1-3 p.m. Bollywood dance is synonymous with Indian culture. Discover this dance fusion rooted in Indian classical and folk dances at the City of Raleigh Museum as we welcome the Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation. Explore this new exhibition as you learn a creative blend of dance movements and express yourself through a variety of Bollywood songs. This workshop with focus on the different dance styles from the regions across India. Presented by Indigo Dance Evolution Academy & Instructed by Priya Chellani. Maximum of 20 students per class. $9.00 per person. Call 919-996-2220 to register.
Lunchbox Lecture Series - Every third Wednesday of the month in 2017, the City of Raleigh Museum will host a lunchtime lecture on various topics from COR Museum staff as well as visiting speakers. Each month the lectures will focus on a new topic related to museum exhibits, Raleigh history, and much more. On February 15, 2017, join us a Noon to hear the amazing story of Ramkrishna Jivatode. In preparing for the City of Raleigh Museum’s Smithsonian traveling exhibit “Beyond Bollywood: Indian American’s Shape the Nation,” the museum staff made the great discovery through research of perhaps the first Asian Indian to move to Wake County in 1926.
Fred Fletcher park is home to the historic Borden Building. The Borden Building is one of two remaining buildings on the former campus of the Methodist Home for Children. Built in 1900, the building is available for special event rentals.Find out more about the Borden Building
City of Raleigh Museum
Housed in a historic former hardware store, the museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of North Carolina's capital city while envisioning its future. The museum curates temporary and permanent exhibits about the city's people, places, and resources, maintains a collection of approximately 5,000 artifacts, and offers educational programming and tours. Visit Friends of CORmuseum for information on supporting the museum.Find out more about the City of Raleigh Museum
Fred Fletcher Amphitheater
Fred Fletcher Amphitheater is located in Fred Fletcher Park, close to the historic Borden Building. The Amphitheater can accommodate up to 300 people and is available for special event rentals.Find out more about Fred Fletcher Amphitheater
Historic Raleigh Trolley
Historic Raleigh Trolley Tours depart from Mordecai Historic Park every Saturday March through December. The trolley can also be rented for special events and charter tours.Find out more about the Raleigh Trolley
Latta House and University Site
The Latta House and University Site is located in the historic Oberlin neighborhood, this two acre site was home to the Reverend M.L. Latta House and Latta University founded in 1892. Unfortunately, the Latta House was destroyed by fire in 2007.Find out more about the Latta House and University Site
Mordecai Historic Park
Mordecai Historic Park is home to some of Raleigh's greatest historic treasures including the Mordecai House ca. 1785 and the Birthplace of Andrew Johnson. Mordecai Historic Park offers tours, events, field trips, trolley tours, and much more.Find out more about Mordecai Historic Park
Pullen Park Amusements
Pullen Park is home to some of Raleigh's great family-friendly entertainment! Richard Stanhope Pullen donated the land that is now Pullen Park in 1887 and now it houses the C.P. Huntington miniature train, a historic Gustave A. Dentzel Carousel, pedal boats, and kiddie boats.
Ride tickets can be purchased for amusements at the park. Various special events and programs are held throughout the year.Find out more about Pullen Amusements
John Chavis Memorial Park, formed in 1937, is home to the historic Allan Herschell Carousel.
Ride tickets can be purchased for at the park. Various special events and programs are held throughout the year.Find out more about the Chavis Carousel
The Tucker House, located in historic Oakwood, is a beautiful early twentieth-century home available for meetings, weddings, receptions, and parties.Find out more about the Tucker House
Pope House Museum
Built in 1901, the Pope House Museum is the only African-American house museum in the state of North Carolina. The house museum features original furnishings and artifacts giving insight into a remarkable man and family. The museum is open for free tours on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last tour starts at 2 p.m.Find out more about the Pope House Museum
Join us as a Volunteer!
Volunteers are always needed at our historic sites and museums. The opportunities are open to everyone and volunteers are an essential part of our success!Find out more about Volunteering for the Historic Resources and Museum Program