Raleigh | November 5 - November 5, 2022

North Carolina 101

Join Our State for a lively celebration of our new publication, NC 101, and the relaunch of the Best of Our State television show on PBS NC.

Join Our State at the North Carolina Museum of History on November 5 as we celebrate our new publication NC 101 and the relaunch of the Best of Our State television show on PBS NC.
 

Event Highlights:

  • Purchase copies of Our State’s new NC 101 publication before it goes on sale on newsstands
  • See episodes of Our State’s television show, Best of Our State, on the big screen
  • Hear a presentation by Our State’s Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson
  • Enjoy live music by The Local Boys
  • Try North Carolina food samples
  • Watch a re-enactment of Andy Griffith’s “What It Was, Was Football”
  • Experience the brand new “The Power of Women in Country Music” exhibit with curators available for discussions throughout the exhibit
  • Explore the many exhibits at the North Carolina Museum of History
  • Participate in a museum scavenger hunt with prizes
  • Enter to win Our State giveaways

 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

North Carolina Museum of History
5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Admission to the event is free*
*Tickets are required for “The Power of Women in Country Music” exhibit and can be purchased at The Museum Shop. Mention Our State for a discount between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
All other exhibits are free.

 

 

Parking Information

Four public parking decks are located within two blocks of the museum and a surface lot is located in the block east of the museum (enter off Jones Street or Edenton Street). These spaces are generally free on weekends. Metered parking is also available and is free on the weekends. To view a map of parking options, click here.

 

NC 101

Our State introduces a new 200-page collectors’ publication celebrating the icons and institutions that make our state great. Whether you’re a native or a newcomer, if you love North Carolina as much as we do, you’re going to love NC 101. Copies of this distinctive, standalone publication will be available for purchase at The Museum Shop in the North Carolina Museum of History.

 

Best of Our State

Our State’s 17-time award-winning television show is back! Now you can watch classic episodes of Best of Our State hosted by Our State’s Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson on PBS NC. From across North Carolina, these treasured stories are straight from the pages of Our State magazine, reimagined. See some of the new episodes on the big screen throughout the event. To learn more about the Best of Our State on PBS NC, click here.

 

North Carolina Museum of History

At the North Carolina Museum of History, a Smithsonian affiliate, visitors discover fascinating secrets and hidden gems from our state’s past. To learn more about the museum’s current exhibits, click here.

Dolly Parton’s Grand Ole Opry dress

Curated by the GRAMMY Museum®, “The Power of Women in Country Music” exhibit will open on October 28 at the North Carolina Museum of History. The exhibit will take visitors on a journey through the history of women in country music, from the early years and post-World War II to the emergence of Nashville as a country music mecca to female country artists becoming international pop sensations. The exhibit will feature artifacts, such as instruments and costumes, and special content from a diverse roster of 70 female country artists. Discounted tickets will be available to Our State attendees on November 5 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in The Museum Shop. Curators will be available for discussions throughout the exhibit. To learn more about “The Power of Women in Country Music” exhibit, click here.

 
Note: Masks are currently optional for visitors and staff at the North Carolina Museum of History. Our State and the North Carolina Museum of History will continue to follow all CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information on the museum’s policy, please visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.