Museums

Museums
Cape Fear Museum
by Littlejohn, Beverly. The Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington began as the Confederate Museum, started by the Wilmington chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1898. It was originally located in a room on the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum
by Stoesen, Alexander R. Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum by Alexander R. Stoesen, 2006 See also: Brown, Charlotte Hawkins; Palmer Memorial Institute; Museums The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum is located in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foard, John Hanby
by Foard, John Hanby, Jr. John Hanby Foard, textile executive, manufacturer, museum director, and Civil War historian, was born in Wilmington, the fourth child of Charles Deems (1863–1951) and Florence Hanby (1875–1932) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hickory Museum of Art
by Borei, Karin, Smith, Ronni. The Hickory Museum of Art is the second oldest art museum in North Carolina. It officially opened on February 4, 1944 as the culmination of a five-year obsession of Hickory native and fledgling [...] (from NCpedia.)
Horne Creek Living Historical Farm
by Turney, Lisa R. Horne Creek Living Historical Farm in southeastern Surry County, a North Carolina State Historic Site, grew out of an interest on the part of a broad-based coalition of businesspeople, educators, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Levine Museum of the New South
by Martin, Brenden. The Levine Museum of the New South is a private, nonprofit museum dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Charlotte and the surrounding Carolina Piedmont. Recognizing the momentous [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum
by Johnston, W. Lee, Jr. The Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum opened in 1962 in St. John's Masonic Lodge at 114 Orange Street in Wilmington as the St. John's Museum of Art. The building had been designed to house St. John's [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mint Museum of Art
by Baker, Bruce E. The Mint Museum of Art is located in Charlotte in a building that once served as the first branch of the U.S. Mint outside Philadelphia. Gold was discovered in the Charlotte area in 1799, and by the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mountain Heritage Center
by Baker, Bruce E. The Mountain Heritage Center, located at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, is a museum focusing on the natural and cultural history and heritage of western North Carolina and the southern [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts
by Caldwell, Martha Belle. The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), founded in Winston-Salem in 1965 by Frank L. Horton, is dedicated to exhibiting and researching the regional decorative arts of the South before [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Museum of the Albemarle
by Patteson, Angelyn H. The Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City chronicles the story of the people of the first region of North Carolina opened to European settlement through permanent and changing exhibits, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Museum of the Cape Fear
by Patteson, Angelyn H. The Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville is the third regional branch of the North Carolina Museum of History and the only one that began as a branch museum. (The other two regional branches, the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Maritime Museum
by Barfield, Rodney D. The North Carolina Maritime Museum began under the auspices of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development in the 1930s. Local citizens [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Museum of Art
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. The North Carolina Museum of Art was established in Raleigh in 1947 when the General Assembly appropriated $1 million for the purchase of Old Master paintings. By that action, North Carolina became [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Museum of History
by Warren, Harry S. North Carolina Museum of History by Harry S. Warren, 2006 See also: Museum of the Albemarle; Museum of the Cape Fear; North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame; Museums "A ponderous key" was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Museum of Life and Science
by Bethea, Martha. The North Carolina Museum of Life and Science in Durham was founded in 1946 as the Children's Nature Museum. The original facility was a small trailside nature center adjacent to Northgate Park (then [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
by Coffin, Alex. The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (NCSHF), which honors coaches, administrators, journalists, and other sports-related professionals in addition to athletes, was established in 1963 through the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North-Carolina Museum
by Murray, Elizabeth Reid. The North-Carolina Museum was one of the names associated with a short-lived effort in Raleigh in the 1810s to gather and display an assemblage of natural and manufactured objects, curiosities, and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Palmer Memorial Institute
by Wadelington, Charles W. Palmer Memorial Institute by Charles W. Wadelington, 2006 See also: Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum. The Palmer Memorial Institute, located between [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stanford, Charles Whitson, Jr.
by Powell, William S. Stanford, Charles Whitson, Jr. by William S. Powell, 1994 13 Sept. 1924–19 May 1990 Charles Whitson Stanford, Jr., museum director, was born in Durham, the son of Charles Whitson and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Valentiner, William Reinhold
by Cotten, Alice R. Valentiner, William Reinhold by Alice R. Cotten, 1996 2 May 1880–6 Sept. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Visual Arts- Part 6: North Carolina Art Museums, Exhibits, and Centers
by Massengill, Stephen E., Williford, Jo Ann, Baker, Bruce E., McFee, Philip, Caldwell, Martha Belle. Visual Arts by Bruce E. Baker and Martha Belle Caldwell, 2006 Additional research provided by Philip McFee, Stephen E. Massengill, and Jo Ann Williford. See also: Black Mountain College; [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Watkins, Franklin Chennault
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Franklin Chennault Watkins, artist, was born in New York City, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Shirley Chennault Watkins. His father, a Reidsville, N.C., native, was an inventor and made a career of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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