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Changing Exhibits

Opening September 1, 2017

Pedal Power: The Art and History of the Pedal Car

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Upcoming Events

Mon Dec 25 @10:00am - 05:00pm
Museum is Closed for the Christmas Holiday
Tue Dec 26 @10:00am - 05:00pm
Museum is Closed for the Christmas Holiday

Who We Are

 

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

museum001 Ours is an all American story - typical of how communities grew up all across our great nation. While our story takes place in the back country of northwestern North Carolina at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is likely to bear many similarities to the development of crossroads, towns, and cities throughout America.

It had taken little more than 100 years for the corridors along the coastline of this still-new continent to overflow. As tensions grew and conflicts flared, the pioneer spirit set in. Families literally packed up everything they owned and headed into the unknown-searching for the "promised land."

Mission Statement:

The Purpose of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is to  Collect, Preserve and Interpret the Natural, Historic, and Artistic Heritage of the Region

                                                                      Adopted by the Board of Directors   October 9, 1995


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Mount Airy Museum Of Regional History

Junior historians explore geocaching

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The local chapter of the Tar Heel Junior Historians is up and running again this year as participants learn about geocaching for their group project.

Open to students in fourth through eighth grade, the Jesse Franklin Chapter meets at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History on the first and third Thursdays of the month and allows participants to learn more about the history of the area. Each year, the group undertakes a project to submit to the state-wide competition and for the first time this year, members of this chapter will also be required to complete an individual project as well.

For this year’s group project, the historians will learn about geocaching, a worldwide treasure hunt in which people hide caches at locations around the world and upload the location’s coordinates to a Web site.

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Craft Exhibit Opens at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

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A brand new exhibit opened at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History on Friday. It features art from the Yadkin Valley Craft Guild.

The exhibit is located on the third floor of the museum and it will be an ever-changing exhibit, because the items on display are also for sale.

Matt Edwards, executive director for the museum, hopes this exhibit will become an annual event at the museum. He said the exhibit was timed to open just in time for the Autumn Leaves Festival. Last year, he met Aaron Blackwelder, who is the president of the Yadkin Valley Craft Guild, during the Autumn Leaves Festival and he asked him then if the guild would be interested in exhibiting its work at the museum.



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Casino night planned as museum’s largest fundraiser

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Although, the Casino Royale night is being planned for Oct. 21 as a fundraiser for the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, tickets for the big event went on sale Friday.

Matt Edwards, executive director of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, said the event will be held at Cross Creek Country Club from 7 to 11 p.m.

“It’s a great new event for the museum and the community. We’ve kind of refrained this year from doing a lot of true fund raising. We did a few parties earlier in the year, but this is really our big one and done event for the year. It will determine whether the museum closes out the year in the black or in the red. It’s a pretty big deal for us in terms of getting folks in the community behind it. It’s something that we think is going to be tremendously fun for everybody involved,” said Edwards.



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Museum members preview new African-American Builders exhibit

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The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History opened its doors last night after hours to preview its brand new African-American Builders exhibit to members and their guests.

Many in attendance at the event had relatives who were African-American builders and some said they truly learned from the exhibit.



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