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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

Coming Soon-  Spirited: Prohibition in America

Upcoming Events

Fri Jul 10 @ 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!

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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

Duffus discusses Blackbeard myths at museum lecture

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"Not everything we’re told about our history is true.” That was one of the key statements made by researcher, author and documentary filmmaker Kevin Duffus at the start of his lecture at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History on Sunday.

Duffus was at the museum to speak about the last days of Blackbeard, one of the state’s most infamous pirates. But Duffus, who has spent years combing archives for information about the pirate, said most accounts people have heard about Blackbeard are inaccurate. He said much of the history about Blackbeard and his men was only superficially researched, with most people rehashing the same inaccurate information. So he set out to find truth about Blackbeard. He asked those gathered at the lecture to reconsider what they have heard about the pirate.

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Museum camp to expose kids to pioneer life

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Children ages 5 and up are invited to join the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History for a week-long Hands-on History Summer Camp July 18-22. This year’s theme will be Pioneer Life in the Hollows.

Matt Edwards, executive director for the museum, said he is excited about this year’s camp because it will be a hands-on camp for kids that will expose them to what life would have been like for early settlers to the Hollows.

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Toast and Jam to feature Round Peak wine and Reggie Johnson

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The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is hosting a free wine and music event in hopes to draw interest in museum activities. Toast and Jam will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Matt Edwards, executive director of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, said it is important to the museum to have people to come out and to learn what the museum has to offer.

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Stone To Story Places At State Competition

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The Jesse Franklin Pioneers chapter of the Tar Heel Junior Historians returned from the state convention victorious for the second year.
This year’s group finished in second place in middle school division video contest despite the fact that only three of the 12 members were actually in middle school. The rest were in elementary school students.

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