Welcome to the City of Raleigh Museum!
COR Museum educates the public about the beautiful capital city of North Carolina. Under the management of the Historical Resources and Museums Program (HRMP) of the City of Raleigh's Parks and Recreation Department, the COR Museum is dedicated to teaching those who visit about the past, present, and future of Raleigh. We look forward to your visit!
Celebrate the Holiday Season with COR Museum
Seasonal Exhibit: Briggs Toyland
Explore historical toys, trains, and Christmas displays at COR Museum's holiday exhibit, Briggs Toyland.
You can help COR Museum spread Christmas cheer to families in need by donating a new toy to the Salvation Army of Wake County! You can drop donations off in the COR Museum lobby.
Ring in the New Year at COR Museum!
COR Museum will participate in 2014 First Night Raleigh, presented by Artsplosure. Get your event pass and more information at http://www.firstnightraleigh.com
Books come alive with a presentation connecting with Raleigh's past, followed by various activities including visits from authors, crafts and snacks. Topics range from the Civil Rights Movement to medicine and music. This program meets the first Saturday of every month, covering one book a month. Participants are encouraged to check out monthly books from the reading list and complete the book before the program. Books on the reading list are available in the museum gift shop and your local public library.
Call ahead and pre-register at 919-996-2220. This free program is geared toward ages 7-13 but fun for the whole family!
Emma and the Civil Warrior by Candy Dahl, September 7, 2013
Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances Dowell, October 5, 2013
Blue by Joyce Hostetter, November 2, 2013
The Christmas Barn by C.L. Davis, December 7, 2013
New Exhibits On View:
Raleigh Then, Raleigh Now, Raleigh Next
Help COR Museum celebrate the completion of the first phase of its new flagship exhibit, "Raleigh Then, Raleigh Now, Raleigh Next" (R3). This interactive exhibit highlights historical events & figures in Raleigh's past, beginning prior to the founding of the city and continuing into the present.
Seeds of Grass: Radio and the Rise of Bluegrass in Raleigh
Visit COR Museum for a local history of radio and the rise of bluegrass music. Learn about the iconic bluegrass instruments and sound, and listen to how it all comes together!