Exhibits & Events

“The Culture of Bluegrass Music in North Carolina" - Nov 10 at 4PM

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Sponsored by the NC Humanities Council.


John Santa is an award-winning producer and musician. He lives in Chapel Hill. He loves music and plays eighteen instruments. At various points in his life he thought he was a guitar player, a writer, a cellist, a journalist and a producer. Then one day he realized he was really just a storyteller and his life got much, much easier. Among his proudest achievements are being voted Teacher of the Year four years in a row at Piedmont Community College and founding the Marathon Jam for Charity, which has spread to cities all around the country and even overseas. Join us for a fun afternoon of learning and music at the museum! 


This event is free and open to the public. 

Special Exhibition: Let's Play! Children's Toys and Games

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This exhibit features toys and games from local collectors. 


The museum is displaying and selling whimsical artworks by Barbara Younger. All of the proceeds from Barbara Younger's works will benefit the museum's programming.


To coordinate with the exhibit, there will be family-friendly activities throughout the summer and fall.

Special Exhibition: Barbie vs GI Joe

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This exhibit explores a small sampling of Barbie and GI Joe figures from the 1960s onward and highlights the stereotypes these toys reinforce.  


Free and open to the public.