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Historic Resources and Museum Program

Last updated Jun. 26, 2017 - 11:41 am

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.

Upcoming Events

Living History Saturday at Mordecai Historic Park - From Poison to Passion: The Complicated History of the Tomato - Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This is a living history demonstration that explores the complicated history of the tomato. In early colonial years, this night shade was viewed as poison. However, the Civil War revolutionized the perspective and attitude towards the tomato, and it became a staple among soldiers. In the later 1800’s, the tomato becomes a popular ingredient in culinary adventures. This living history demonstration will include different ways to utilize the tomato. Some say poison, some call it a tomato others refer to it as the Love Apple. This event is free and no registration is required. The program will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

July 4th at COR Museum
While you are downtown celebrating the 4th of July, stop by the City of Raleigh Museum! All of our exhibit will be open late until 8 p.m. Also, the Wake County Board of elections will be here registering you to vote from Noon until 6 p.m. Come in out of the heat and learn about your city’s past, present, and future!

Sunday in the Park Concert Series
This summer you can enjoy a "Sunday in the Park" concert series in two of Raleigh's most delightful parks! Dorothea Dix Park and Fred Fletcher Park are partnering to offer a music series presenting a new musical genre each week. Event locations will alternate between Dorothea Dix Park's Harvey Hill and Fred Fletcher Park. Bring the whole family, a picnic and a blanket, and sit back and enjoy the music! Food trucks will also be on site offering dinner and desserts. Beer and wine are permitted.

June 4Dix ParkBrooke Hatala
June 11
Fletcher ParkMilagro Saints
June 18Dix ParkHandsome Al and the Lookers
June 25Fletcher ParkSWAG
July 2Dix ParkTriangle Taiko
July 9Fletcher ParkCapital Transit
July 16Dix ParkRaleigh Jazz Orchestra
July 23Fletcher ParkThelonius
July 30Dix ParkGrassStreet
August 6Fletcher ParkBreathe Deep (moody blues cover)

Story time with Sammy -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.

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.

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.

Borden Building

The Borden Building

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

Sir Walter Raleigh Statue

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

The Amphitheater at Fred Fletcher Park

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

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

Archeology in progress at the Latta House 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

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

Train

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

Chavis Carousel

Carousel

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

Tucker House

Tucker House

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

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

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