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Virtual Museum Exhibits

Historic Resources and Museum Program

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The Mordecai Story Square Roots A Family Story Capital Cartography An Emblem of Human Mercy The Music Man Women of Change

The Historic Resources and Museum (HRM) Program exhibits explore Raleigh’s history by presenting the people, places, and events unique to our capital city.

The HRM Program is proud to extend the following exhibits to reach our audience, digitally. You can now explore Raleigh’s rich and diverse history from the comfort of anywhere! Browse all exhibits below.

The Mordecai Story

Interior of Mordecai exhibit

The Mordecai Story: Faith, Family, and Community in Raleigh

Examine two centuries of history through the lens of the Mordecai story! By considering faith, family, and community, this exhibit sheds light on the many people—both enslaved and free—who were part of the Mordecai story from the late 18th century through the early 20th century.

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Square Roots

historic map of Raleigh downtown squares

Map courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina

Square Roots: The History of Moore Square

Explore one of Raleigh’s most significant historic sites, Moore Square! Located in the heart of Raleigh since the city’s founding in 1792.

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A Family Story

Evelyn Pope sits for multiple frames

A Family Story: Images from the Pope House Museum

Navigate through photographs from the Pope House Museum Collection illuminating African American family life in the segregated South. 

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Capital Cartography

A historic print of cartographer looking through scope

Capital Cartography: A History of Raleigh in Maps

Examine over 200 years of maps, showing how Raleigh has evolved since its founding. 

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An Emblem of Human Mercy

Historic photography of Raleigh red cross building with people outside

Image courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina

An Emblem of Human Mercy: The Wake County Red Cross

Meet the Raleigh chapter of the Red Cross, which inspired women from all over North Carolina to take action during World War I and the Spanish Flu epidemic.

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The Music Man

Sam Cooke flanked by two reporters backstage Memorial Auditorium, 1958

The Music Man: The Life and Legacy of Joseph Winters

Witness the musical acts brought to the Capitol City by one of Raleigh’s finest. 

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Women of Change

Historic photo of leaders of the NC Equal Suffrage Association in their office working at desks

Image courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina

Women of Change: The Legacy of the 19th Amendment

Unite with women who fought for the right to vote and continue to make waves in politics.

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Kathryn Neuhart, Curator of Exhibits and Design

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