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Changing Exhibits

January 6-March 24, 2018

North Carolina in the Great War




Upcoming Events

Tue Feb 20 @ 6:00pm - 09:00pm
Beginners Genealogy Classes
Tue Feb 20 @ 6:00pm -
Teacher Advisory Committee Meeting
Wed Feb 21 @10:00am - 05:00pm
Museum is CLOSED today

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

Museum activities for kids a success during festival

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The trial run of programming for kids at the Museum Annex during the Autumn Leaves Festival on Saturday proved more than successful, as hundreds of people passed through the doors.

Matt Edwards, executive director for the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, said early Saturday afternoon, “It’s been great so far.”

The museum partnered with CenturyLink and Rainbow Child Care Center to host “Kids Patch” at the Museum Annex to correspond with the Autumn Leaves Festival on Saturday. The Kids Patch featured a free kids zone where they could make arts and crafts and enjoy a play area, which included mats, tunnels, tricycles, hoops and more.

A highlight of the Kids Patch was two programs, offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., by renowned herpetologist and wildlife adventurer Roark Ferguson.



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Literature, Music, Wine, and Wildlife to be found at Regional Museum

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As the leaves change from green to hues to golds, reds and orange, this weekend’s Mount Airy’s Annual Autumn Leaves Festival, a mainstay event in the region for more than 40 years, will feature art, crafts, music, food and fun.

In addition to the regularly schedule Autumn Leaves activities, the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is offering a full palate of activities during the weekend. On both Friday and Saturday, the museum will host a dozen regional authors for book signings in the Museum Gift Shop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

On both Friday and Saturday evenings, the museum will be concluding its summer long Toast and Jam concert series with performance is by local bluesman Reggie Johnson and Carolina Nights at 6 p.m. Wine for both events will be provided by Old North State Winery.



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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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