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Raleigh City Museum - Raleigh, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 35° 46.645 W 078° 38.361
17S E 713375 N 3961831
Quick Description: The Raleigh City Museum is located in the historic Briggs Hardware Building in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 1/18/2011 3:24:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMAHWC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MikeGolfJ3
Views: 5

Long Description:
"The Raleigh City Museum is a local history museum associated with Raleigh, North Carolina. The museum is located in the historic Briggs Hardware Building on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh and has a number of exhibits and programs that are free to the public.

History

The Raleigh City Museum grew out of the dream of Raleigh historian Beth Crabtree and after her death, the vision and perseverance of Mary Cates. It was in 1990 that Mary Cates began bringing together a group of advocates for a Raleigh City Museum.

In 1991 widespread support was shown for the museum and initial steps were taken toward making the dream a reality. In 1993 the museum opened its first exhibit in the Borden Building in Fred Fletcher Park.

In 1998 the museum moved to the first floor of the newly restored Briggs Hardware Building on Fayetteville Street in the heart of downtown Raleigh. It has continued to serve at that location ever since.

Purpose

The museum is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of Raleigh, North Carolina's capital city. The museum offers a variety of exhibits and educational programs on various aspects of the history of the city. It also maintains an extensive collection of Raleigh photographs and artifacts as a part of its service to the city."

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"For more than 200 years, Raleigh, North Carolina's capital city, had no repository for its historical artifacts, no place to preserve its past, and no institution to educate its citizens and visitors about the city's rich heritage. That all changed in 1993 when the Raleigh City Museum opened its first exhibit.

The Raleigh City Museum, a private non-profit organization, grew out of the dream of Raleigh historian Beth Crabtree and after Beth's death, the vision and perseverance of Mary Cates. It was in 1990 that Mary Cates began bringing together a group of advocates for a Raleigh City Museum.

The Raleigh City Museum is the only home for artifacts of the city and its people. It is an educational center using exhibits, lectures and programs to help residents and visitors learn about the diverse aspects of the city's people, places and events.

One of the greatest aspects of the Raleigh City Museum continues to be its efforts to preserve the artifacts of the city. Through professional methods, the museum collects, preserves and researches artifacts that provide clues to the city's development and daily life. Without the museum, these artifacts would have no repository and would be lost. The museum is always in a race against time, trying to save all it can now in order to educate future generations about their past.

The Raleigh City Museum continues to be an integral part of the community for the services it provides to the general public. As the state capital and as its own municipality, Raleigh has a unique history. That history needs to be preserved in order for citizens, especially schoolchildren who will be our future leaders, to understand how Raleigh has become the city it is today."

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Theme:
Cultural history - dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of Raleigh, North Carolina's capital city.


Street Address:
220 Fayetteville Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 USA


Food Court: no

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays-Fridays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays: 1 to 4 p.m.


Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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