History is like Frankenstein's monster: all it takes to make it come alive is the right education, a large body of artifacts exhumed from the earth, and an electrical storm. Learn from the past with today's Groupon for a membership to The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. While general admission to the museum is free, membership, provided through the North Carolina Museum of History Associates, brings several benefits and free admission to special ticketed exhibits. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get a family membership (a $100 value).
- For $25, you get an individual membership (a $50 value).
Home to more than 150,000 artifacts, the Museum represents six centuries of North Carolina's history. Current exhibits include Behind the Veneer: Thomas Day, Master Cabinetmaker, featuring what is said to be the nation's largest collection of furniture made by Thomas Day, a man who owned and operated one of North Carolina's largest cabinet shops prior to the Civil War; a recreation of Day's parlor and workshop; and talking video portraits. The Photography of Lewis Hine showcases a selection of photographs documenting the plight of child workers in the state’s textile mills a century ago. Either membership includes invitations to events such as Museum Days, held at various locations throughout the year, and silent auctions, favored by charitable types and those with stage fright.
Familial fans of southern ancestral beginnings and single-being background buffs alike will delight in the many membership benefits, from museum-shop discounts and special sale days to reduced rates on history-related trips and tours, plus invites to Young Associates and members-only events complete with Members Only jackets lovingly stitched with diamond encrustations by tar-heeled ghosts.
5 E Edenton St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601Get Directions