Donate An Artifact Architectural Fragments Books Ceramics Clothing Drawings Furniture Glass Manuscripts Maps Medical Metals Paintings Photographs Prints Quilts and Coverlets Toys Audio/Video Recordings Historic Resources and Museum Program Newsletter
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 email@example.com 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.
The brick is from the Latta House and University Site.
The book is from the Tucker House Collection.
This soup tureen is from the Dorothea Dix Park Collection.
This white lace dress with decorative beading is from the City of Raleigh Museum Collection.
This drawing of the John Chavis Memorial Park Carousel was made by artists prior to its restorations.
This table is from the Dorothea Dix Park Collection.
This glass banana stand is from the Pope House Museum Collection.
This ledger book dated to the 1920s is from the Moore Square Collection.
This traced landscape map of the Raleigh Rose Garden is dated from October 1957.
This wooden medicine box with bottles is from the Mordecai Historic Park Collection.
This metal embosser is from the Pope House Museum Collection.
This painting of a young Margaret Lane Mordecai Little is from the Mordecai Historic Park Collection.
This slide of children painting faces is from the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Collection.
This print souvenir postcard is from the City of Raleigh Museum Collection.
Quilts and Coverlets
This quilt is from the Mordecai Historic Park Collection.
This circus wagon toy is from the City of Raleigh Museum Collection.
All audio and video recordings are from across the HRM Program. Learn more in our online database.