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History Museum Welcomes Political Scientist Christopher Cooper October 2

GREENSBORO, NC (September 26, 2022) – The Greensboro History Museum will host a Deeper in Democracy Series event with political Read more...

GHM After Hours: Democracy Games Night

Play, participate, party!

Drop by for fun and games including team Democracy Trivia, an elaborate History Scavenger Hunt, Gerrymander Madness VR game and more.

Plus crafts, DJ, Backyard Flames food truck, and beverages for sale from Little Brother Brewing!

This free event supports the museum’s exhibition NC Democracy: Eleven Elections. Learn more…

Lifted Voices: NC Democracy

Costumed interpreters in the museum galleries share well-known and little-known stories from the exhibition NC Democracy: Eleven Elections. You’ll meet Federalist James Iredell, North Carolina’s first woman attorney Tabitha Ann Holton, Battle of Hayes Pond Participant Verdia Locklear and many more.

Lifted Voices is a series of living history programs that bring to life people and stories from Greensboro’s (and North Carolina’s) past. This is a free, family-friendly program. Join us for history in first person.

Juneteenth Bike Tour: Pedals and Politics

Discover some of East Greensboro’s political pioneers on a five-mile family friendly guided bicycle tour of places and people that helped reshape what democracy looked like in Greensboro. We’ll learn about Zoe P. Barbee, Dr. William Hampton, Justice Henry Frye and more. In support of Greensboro History Museum’s exhibition NC Democracy: Eleven Elections and the Project Democracy 20/20 initiative.

Check-in starts 12 pm. Tour departs 12:30 and returns to museum by 2 pm. Free event. Registration required through Bicycling in Greensboro.

Explore Choices and Change in NC Democracy at Greensboro History Museum

GREENSBORO, NC (April 20, 2022) – A brand new exhibition, NC Democracy: Eleven Elections, opens at the Greensboro History Museum Read more...

Spokes & Votes: Pedaling the Path to Democracy for All

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Spokes & Votes cycling tours planned for 10am-12pm is postponed until October 23 due to weather. 🌧 Our Spokes & Votes festival will take place as planned from 12-3 pm.
 
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Have fun at our Spokes & Votes festival outside museum, 12-3 pm:

  • Bike safety rodeo for children & families
  • Bike- and voting-themed crafts & activities
  • Information tables on voter education and bike safety
  • Scoop Zone ice cream

The event is being organized by Bicycling in Greensboro, City of Greensboro Department of Transportation, Greensboro History Museum, UNCG School of Education, and UNCG Special Collections and University Archives as part of the UNCG She Can, We Can campus collaborative and Greensboro History Museum’s Project Democracy 20/20 initiative

 

Carol Chats with Glenn Hinson

In honor of Anthropology Day, Museum Director Carol Ghiorsi Hart will be chatting with Glenn Hinson, Assoc. Professor of Folklore and Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Meeting in the zoom room for the first time, Carol and Glenn will explore personal, professional and community intersections of anthropology, history, folklore and the work they are doing. Topics include the museum’s Pieces of Now exhibition, Carol’s path from anthropology to history museum, and Hinson’s Descendants Project.  In this project, undergraduates are researching the stories of lynching victims in N.C.

Free program. Register to join on Zoom

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10 Things You Might Not Know About the American Revolution

Join National Park Interpretation Ranger Jason Baum from Guilford Courthouse National Military Park for a look into some lesser-known facts about the American Revolution.

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Sponsored by the Greensboro Public Library and Greensboro History Museum

Pivot Point: Chairs in the Trees

Greensboro Public Library’s Anthems of Change

Donna Washington will present her one-woman show, Chairs in the Trees, about her experiences as a black woman, with racism in America, and “otherness”. Washington is an internationally renowned storyteller based in North Carolina. She is a multiple award winning spoken word recording artist and author. Donna is a highly animated performer who has been called “a walking Disney movie” who has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics, elastic face, and deep characterizations that bring folklore, literary tales, and personal narratives to life for over thirty years.

Watch the performance at 7 pm on the Greensboro Public Library Facebook page

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The Anthems of Change series from Greensboro Public Library, is sponsored by the Greensboro Public Library Foundation. Movements seeking social change have long used music and storytelling. Singers and storytellers have lent both their talents to the American Civil Rights Movement, Labor Equality, and Indigenous Rights. They have played an essential role bolstering courage, inspiring participation, and fostering a sense of community.

Anthems of Change is also part of Project Democracy 20/20, spearheaded by the Greensboro History Museum. This initiative explores American democracy through exhibitions, public programs and innovative community connections.

To Everyone in All the World: A Celebration of Pete Seeger

Part of Anthems of Change from Greensboro Public Library

Six-time Grammy nominee John McCutcheon shares an evening of music in this wide-ranging tribute to the music of his friend and mentor Pete Seeger. John McCutcheon is an American folk music singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has produced 40 albums since the 1970s. He is regarded as a master of the hammered dulcimer.

Watch the performance at 7 pm on the Greensboro Public Library Facebook page

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Register on Zoom to join the live Q&A at 8 pm

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The Anthems of Change series from Greensboro Public Library, is sponsored by the Greensboro Public Library Foundation. Movements seeking social change have long used music and storytelling. Singers and storytellers have lent both their talents to the American Civil Rights Movement, Labor Equality, and Indigenous Rights. They have played an essential role bolstering courage, inspiring participation, and fostering a sense of community.

Anthems of Change is also part of Project Democracy 20/20, spearheaded by the Greensboro History Museum. This initiative explores American democracy through exhibitions, public programs and innovative community connections.