Historic Resources and Museum Program Collection


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Photograph of the Boylan-Pearce possibly staff in front of Boylan-Pearce building during the 1920s

The Historic Resources and Museum (HRM) Program manages more than 21,000 decorative art objects pertaining to local history and material culture. The collection includes but is not limited to furniture, ceramics, silver, fine art, photographs, archives, amusements, glass, and textiles dating from the 17th century to the present day.

Many of the objects furnish more than 25 rooms, galleries, or spaces in and around our historic sites. The HRM Program aims to research and present the most authentic settings, exhibits, and programs possible, from the wealthy landowner, to the African American doctor, to the amusements that have been enjoyed by generations.

Our online database allows for previewing many of our objects before visiting any of our sites. Below, see a preview of our objects organized by category.

Donate An Artifact

If you would like to donate any items to the HRM Program, please contact Ainsley Powell, at ainsley.powell@raleighnc.gov or 919-996-4365. Whether email or by phone, please be prepared to describe the item(s) in detail. While the HRM Program does have basic criteria we look for in a potential donation, all need to be able to meet certain criteria:

  • Was the item(s) made or used in Raleigh and/or at one of the HRM Program sites?
  • Would it be considered a duplicate?
  • Can it be used in a program or exhibit?
  • Does the HRM Program have the means and space to properly care for the item(s) for its longevity?

Do you have a potential donation that lends to the immediate needs of the HRM Program? See our “wish list” broken down by our sites here.

Architectural Fragments

Architectural fragments from the Historic Resources Program collection

The brick is from the Latta House and University Site.

Learn more in our online database

Books

Books from the Historic Resources Program collection

The book is from the Tucker House Collection.

The book is from the Tucker House Collection.

Learn more in our online database

Ceramics

Ceramics from the Historic Resources Program collection

This soup tureen is from the Dorothea Dix Park Collection.

Learn more in our online database

Clothing

Clothing from the Historic Resources Program collection

This white lace dress with decorative beading is from the City of Raleigh Museum Collection.

Learn more in our online database

Drawings

Drawing from the Historic Resources Program collection

This drawing of the John Chavis Memorial Park Carousel were made by artists prior to its restorations.

Learn more in our online database

Furniture

Furniture from the Historic Resources Program collection

This table is from the Dorothea Dix Park Collection.

Learn more in our online database

Glass

Glass from the Historic Resources Program collection

This glass banana stand is from the Pope House Museum Collection.

Learn more in our online database

Manuscripts

Manuscripts from the Historic Resources Program collection

This ledger book dated to the 1920s is from the Moore Square Collection.

Learn more in our online database

Maps

Maps from the Historic Resources Program collection

This traced landscape map of the Raleigh Rose Garden is dated from October 1957.

Learn more in our online database

Medical

Medical objects from the Historic Resources Program collection

Image courtesy of Capital Area Preservation, Inc.

This wooden medicine box with bottles is from the Mordecai Historic Park Collection.

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Metals

Metals from the Historic Resources Program collection

This metal embosser is from the Pope House Museum Collection.

Learn more in our online database

Paintings

Painting from the Historic Resources Program collection

Image courtesy of Capital Area Preservation, Inc.

This painting of a young Margaret Lane Mordecai Little is from the Mordecai Historic Park Collection.

Learn more in our online database

Photographs

Photographs from the Historic Resources Program collection

This slide of children painting faces is from the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Collection.

Learn more in our online database

Prints

Prints from the Historic Resources Program collection

This print souvenir postcard is from the City of Raleigh Museum Collection.

Learn more in our online database

Quilts and Coverlets

Historic quilt design

Image courtesy of Capital Area Preservation, Inc.

This quilt is from the Mordecai Historic Park Collection.

Learn more in our online database

Toys

Toys from the Historic Resources Program collection

This circus wagon toy is from the City of Raleigh Museum Collection.

Learn more in our online database

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