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**With the health and safety of our community, volunteers and staff in mind the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History will be closing to the public at 5:00PM, Tuesday March 17 and will remain closed until further notice.  During this time the museum’s staff will be on site working during regular operating hours and can be reached by phone or email. As we work our way through this situation we’ll be launching some new web-based programming and activities so please follow our social media feeds for more information on those offerings as they develop. Our apologies for any inconvenience and thanks for your understanding and support.**

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Changing Exhibits

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Upcoming Events

Sat Jul 11 @ 8:00pm - 09:30pm
Historic Downtown Mount Airy Ghost Tours
Mon Jul 13 @ 9:00am - 01:00pm
Animal Discovery Camp
Mon Jul 27 @ 1:00pm - 05:00pm
Detective Camp!

Who We Are

 

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

IMG_8201_-_Copy_606x640 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

Hartley offers glimpse into Stoneman's Raid

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Dozens of history buffs gathered at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History Saturday as author Chris Hartley discussed his latest book, “Stoneman’s Raid, 1865” and the effect this pivotal raid had on the Civil War.

Read more: Mount Airy News - Hartley offers glimpse into Stoneman’s Raid

Kids enjoy Easter events at museum

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Kids and their parents enjoyed a fun day of activities that included everything from making Easter bonnets to searching for Easter eggs on Saturday.

The day’s activities began at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History at the museum’s annex where hats and all the adornments were provided for kids to use their imaginations. The girls made Easter bonnets and the boys decorated cowboy hats.

As the kids finished up their hat making, the Easter Bunny arrived just in time to lead a parade up Main Street to the Dr. Robert Smith house.

Community Police Officer Ray Arnder with the Mount Airy Police Department helped block traffic at each intersection until the Easter Bunny along with a long line of kids and parents safely reached their destination.

Read more: Mount Airy News - Kids enjoy Easter events at musuem

Mike Wiley's Program at the Museum was well received

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As part of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History’s programming for Black History month, actor and playwright Mike Wiley returned again this year to tell the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play national league baseball.

Thursday night, Wiley performed his one-man act, “A Game Apart: The Life of Jackie Robinson,” at the museum’s annex to a crowd of 87.

Read more: Mount Airy News - Wiley’s program at museum was well received

2012 African American Read-In

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At the second annual African-American Read-in held at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History on Wednesday, more people turned out than there was time to read.

The read-in is put on by the Plaid Cloth Literary Society in conjunction with the museum. The read-in began at noon and lasted for just one hour. It was to honor the written work of African-American writers.

Read more: Mount Airy News - African American Read in deemed a success

 

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