Special Museum Exhibits during the NGS Conference

January 31st, 2017 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

Two local museums have special exhibits which may interest Raleigh Conference attendees. These exhibits are free and open to the public, and the two museums are located next to each other.

“RACE: Are We So Different” at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will be hosting The Race Exhibit. A project of the American Anthropological Association, the exhibit features stories of race from biological, cultural, and historical viewpoints. Viewing and understanding race from unique perspectives across the United States should be of interest to all genealogy researchers. The exhibit opens 22 April 2017 and runs through 4 September 2017. Admission to the museum and The Race Exhibit are free.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is only a 12-minute walk from the convention center and sits next door to the North Carolina Museum of History.

If you are unable to walk, the R line (free city bus) makes stops at the convention center and the Museum of History.

“North Carolina and World War I” at the North Carolina Museum of History

The North Carolina Museum of History will be hosting the “North Carolina and World War I” exhibit. This interactive exhibit commemorates the centennial of North Carolina’s role in World War I. Visitors can experience video re-enactments, view hundreds of artifacts, and learn about the difficulties of trench warfare. The exhibit is open from 8 April 2017 and runs through January 2019.

Group portrait of student representatives from Wake Forest College in Wake Forest, N.C., at the Students’ Army Training Corps base in Plattsburgh, N.Y., in 1918. Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/north-carolina-state-archives/30693505444/in/album-72157673564888624/

TIP:  Be sure to attend the NC Genealogical Society’s Society Night on Thursday, 11 May 2017, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of History. This is a free event and all exhibits, including the World War I exhibit, will be open.

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