COR Museum Receives $35,000 Grant

News posted Nov. 08, 2017 - 4:03 pm

The Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) recently awarded a $35,000 planning grant to support the "City Lab" exhibit project at City of Raleigh (COR) Museum. This marks the first time an IMLS grant has ever been awarded to benefit a City project.

The competitive grant was won by the COR Museum’s friends organization, The Friends of the COR Museum. City Lab is envisioned as an interactive exhibit focusing on our roles as citizens in this great city. The exhibit will also explore big themes such as development and growth, decisions and decision makers, geography and culture, neighborhoods and systems. As part of this effort, COR Museum recently retained Haizlip Studios to formally initiate the project.

“We are very excited to begin working with Haizlip Studio to design this incredible exhibit," said City of Raleigh Museum Director Ernest Dollar. "Not only will it help shape a better Raleigh but make the museum a destination landmark.”

There will be public meetings scheduled around CityLab from December through April. The best way to stay abreast of the project is to become a Friend or sign up for email updates .

The Friends of the COR Museum is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports the City of Raleigh (COR) Museum through a variety of efforts including fund raising, grants, community support, events, and staff assistance. To join the Friends or learn more about City Lab, visit or drop a note to


  • COR Museum
  • 220 Fayetteville Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

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