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.
HRM Program Events and Programs April - June 2018. Events are separated into 3 categories: Historic Attractions, Museums, and Historic Sites.
- Dinner and a Movie
Friday, April 6, 13, 20, and 27 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Join us at Pullen Park for great family activities and a movie! Pullen Place Cafe will offer a delicious dinner menu and freshly popped popcorn for purchase prior to the feature presentation! Movies start at dark and will be preceded by exciting activities such as trivia, dance parties and more! Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. Look for hints to the movie titles on Twitter (@RaleighParks) and on the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Facebook page. Admission: Free
Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pullen Park is transformed into the imaginary place Letterland, home to all the letters of the alphabet. The day includes opportunities to meet characters such as Firefighter Fred and his fire engine, Clever Cat during a ride on the carousel, and Bouncy Ben with his boats. Pullen’s train will turn into Talking Tess’ train, and Impy Ink will be face painting at Golden Girl’s gazebo. There will be other games and activities, photo opportunities, local school groups singing Letterland songs, and more. Free parking will be available in the Coliseum Deck on the campus of North Carolina State University . Admission: Event is free–Rides are priced as normal.
- Summer Concert Series
Sunday, June 3 and 10 at Fred Fletcher Park - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19 and 26 and Wednesday, June 27 at Pullen Park - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pullen Park and Fred Fletcher Park will be hosting some of the area’s local talent this Summer for your enjoyment. Come on by for familiar classics as well as original music performed by these talented artists. Pullen Place Café will have food available for purchase while food trucks will be present at the Fletcher Park shows. This series will also continue into July. Be on the lookout on Twitter (@RaleighParks) and the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Facebook page for details on the specific acts as they are confirmed. Admission: Free
- Raleigh Walking Tour
Every Saturday 2 p.m.
The City of Raleigh Museum offers weekly downtown walking tours every Saturday at 2 p.m. Tours will begin at the museum, travel around downtown viewing historic landmarks and sites, and end back at the museum. The tours will last approximately one hour. Admission: Adults $10; Youth 7 to 17 $4; Children 6 and under free
- Protect & Serve: Celebrating
the History & Service of the Raleigh Police Department
Friday, May 4, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
City of Raleigh Museum
Celebrating more than 200 years of service in Raleigh, this National Police Week exhibit will highlight the history and individuals of the Raleigh Police Department as well the development or the equipment and technology they use while serving the community.
- The Fabric of Raleigh: Christer
Friday, June 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
City of Raleigh Museum
The award-winning local photographer Christer Berg will be featuring his work at the City of Raleigh Museum with an exhibit opening on June 1. Mr. Berg strives to capture and create not only portraits, but the meaningful stories behind the faces and scenes in his photographs.
- A Night at the City of Raleigh Museum
Saturday, June 2, 9, and 16, 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
The City of Raleigh Museum will be hosting Seed Art Share for their annual Night at the Museum shows. This year’s show, devised by high school students and our company playwrights, will explore some of the most intriguing artifacts displayed through the years. The 90-minute experience includes a scavenger hunt in the museum, craft, and interactive performance! Shows are suitable for ages 6 and up. Admission: $10 for all ages.
- Mordecai Historic Park’s Annual
Saturday, April 28 8 a.m.
Get your summer garden started at Mordecai Historic Park's Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Heirloom varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers, including: tomatoes, peppers, squash, lettuce, eggplant, cucumber, beans, basil, chives, comphrey, oregano, dill, fennel, and parsley. For a full list of plants and specific varieties, please call Mordecai Historic Park at 919-996-4364. The sale starts at 8 a.m. and will continue until all the plants are sold!
- Capital City Camera Club Exhibit
Sunday, April 29
Borden Building at Fletcher Park
Exhibit opening April 29. The exhibit will run for three months.
- All in the Family: Diomed, Sir
Archie, and Henry, from the 1780 Epsom Derby to the Great Match Race of 1823
Thursday, May 3 7 p.m.
Mordecai Historic Park
Joel Lane presents a lecture by Jim Beckwith. In a remarkable forty years, from the close of the American Revolution to an omen of the Civil War, three generations of race horses made a great impact on America. Just in time for the Kentucky Derby, Jim Beckwith tells the story. For more information contact Joel Lane by phone: 919-833-3431; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission: For the public: $16; Members of the Joel Lane Historical Society and students with identification: $11. Advanced purchase is required.
- Call for Moore Square Artifacts and Meet the
Saturday, May 5 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Do you have a piece of Moore Square history? The HRM Program will be collecting object information and stories about Moore Square in preparation for an upcoming exhibit. There will be two ways to participate, the first is a show and tell with the HRM Program staff on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tucker House, located on 418 North Person Street.
Due to the expected volume of interest, the staff will not be accepting donations on this day. While you are there, the public will be able to meet the new Director of Moore Square, Jenna Kostka, and see how the project will take shape once complete in 2019. The other way to participate is by contacting the Curator of Collections, Ainsley Powell, directly at email@example.com or 919-996-4365.
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