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Changing Exhibits

October 1, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats

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Upcoming Events

Thu Oct 25 @ 3:30pm -
NO MEETING for the Tar Heel Junior Historians
Fri Oct 26 @ 8:00pm - 09:30pm
Historic Downtown Mount Airy Ghost Tours
Sat Oct 27 @ 8:00pm - 11:00pm
BOO BASH BLOCK PARTY after Miss Angel's 5K Zombie Run

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

Program to explore Brown v Board of Education

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A groundbreaking court decision that overturned the practice of segregation will be explored Tuesday night at Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.

Actor and playwright Mike Wiley, who heads a production company in Durham, will present the program “Brown v. Board of Education — Over Fifty Years Later.” The event that is free and open to the public is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the museum’s third floor.

Wiley’s performance in Mount Airy Tuesday, as part of local Black History Month observances, marks the third-straight year he has explored subjects here which defined the civil-rights struggle in America. Last year, Wiley focused on Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play Major League baseball, and in 2011 his program was dedicated to Rosa Parks and the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott.

Read more: Mount Airy News - Program to explore Brown v Board of Education

Hundreds Turn Out for Holiday Favorite

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Organizers say this year’s annual Mount Airy Museum of Regional History Holiday Open House was one for the record books.

The museum hosted the 15th annual Holiday Open House Saturday, and organizer Matt Edwards said a bumper crowd turned out for the event.

“I was tremendously pleased with the turnout this year,” he said. “As with any event that is open to the public, you never know what you’re going to get, but we had a great turnout.”

Edwards said more than 350 people came out to munch on holiday favorites, listen to a wide variety of music and get their photo made with Saint Nick.

“We had several musical performances throughout the day, including an impromptu jam session with local musicians in the morning,” he said.

Read more: Mount Airy News - Hundreds turn out for holiday favorite

A Holiday Favorite...

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The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is planning once again to open its doors to the community when it hosts the annual Holiday Open House.

This year’s event is set for Dec. 15, from 10 a.m., until 5 p.m., and admission is free, according to Executive Director Matt Edwards.

Edwards said the open house is one of his favorite events throughout the year.

“This is the museum’s annual gift to the community,” he said. “This free annual event is a great opportunity to come and see the museum decorated and spruced up for the holiday season.”

During the event, visitors can tour four floors of museum exhibits, browse themed Christmas trees, shop for holiday gifts and enjoy light refreshments and live holiday music.



Read more: Mount Airy News - A holiday favorite…

Museum offering a variety of upcoming activities

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During the month of October, the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History will be offering a multitude of activities that will appeal to a variety of interests.

For those who love wine and music, the museum is offering its Toast and Jam program on Friday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Jam, or music, will be offered by The Classix band, and the Toast, or wine, will be offered by Old North State Winery. The program will be held outside in the museum’s courtyard. The program is free to the public.

Wine tastings will be offered and wine will be sold by the glass and by the bottle. Toast and Jam is being sponsored by B&L Custom Jewelers.

For history buffs, the museum will be offering another session of its History Talks series on Saturday at 2 p.m. The talk will be presented by North Carolina Humanities Road Scholar, Ed Southern. He will give a talk about the “Race to the Dan - The Retreat That Won the Revolution.”

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