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N.C. Museum of History Exhibits

people in museum

The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh offers an amazing glimpse into the past that teaches us so much about today’s culture. Fortunately for our Trestles residents, the facility is only about 7 miles away and has several important exhibits on display right now.

North Carolina and World War I

It’s been more than 100 years since the start of WWI and Tar Heel soldiers played a significant role in the “War to End All Wars.” The interactive exhibit helps visitors experience what trench warfare was like on the Western Front of France and Belgium. There are about 500 pieces of history on display including video battle re-enactments.

The Story of North Carolina

The United States has been around for less than 250 years. But this locally focused exhibit helps walk history buffs through 14,000 years of North Carolina history. The largest ever state exhibit showcases numerous artifacts, dioramas and a pair of full-sized houses. Although there are plenty of material items, the focus stays on the people who shaped the region.

Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s true, then Hugh Morton’s breathtaking images tell the story of eight decades of North Carolinians. Some of the popular pictures include recording artist Johnny Cash holding up an American Flag, Dr. Lynn Rogers with a black bear and Cherokee dancers. The wide range of landscapes, people, nature and sports photographs provide a rare perspective about 20th Century North Carolina.

1903 Wright Flyer and 1911 Wright Glider

In a nod that North Carolina was First in Flight, the museum temporarily houses the 1903 Wright Flyer reproduction from the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center. The aircraft has been elevated to 12 feet, the actual height of their first step into flight. The reproduction is expected to remain prominently displayed until the visitor center completes renovation in 2018.

The North Carolina Museum of History has a variety of other exhibits that include themes such as Miss North Carolina, American Red Cross, 1920’s Drugstore, Tar Heel Junior Historian Association and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Admission is free and the museum is open every day except some major holidays. For more information, call (919) 807-7900.

We hope our Trestles community members take an opportunity to visit the nearby museum. If you or a friend would like more information about our Raleigh apartments, call us today.

Here’s Where to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Raleigh

Living in a really great apartment community like The Trestles in northeastern Raleigh certainly has some wonderful perks. The convenient location makes it effortless to enjoy all the local activities and events of the area, such as the exciting Fourth of July celebrations during the upcoming holiday weekend.

Where to Celebrate the Fourth of July

Grab some of your friends and fellow community members and check out one or both of the following celebrations:

  • The 25th Annual Historic Independence Day Open House – July 4th, 2016 (from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Joel Lane Museum House located at 160 S. Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC.) This is a celebration honoring the “The Birthplace of Raleigh” and Colonel Joel Lane, who was a founding father of the city and in office during the Revolutionary War. In addition to touring the museum, the grounds and the beautiful gardens, visitors can soak up the history and learn about the era through demonstrations of old time crafts. Guests of all ages are invited, and admission is free.
  • The ‘Works – July 4th, 2016 (from noon through 11 p.m. on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, NC.) This is the official City of Raleigh Fourth of July fireworks celebration and it is slated to be even more spectacular than last year. The day begins with fun for all ages, including live music, delicious food, a beer and wine tent, street performers, contests  and exciting games and rides for the youngsters. The day’s finale will be a breathtaking display of fireworks guaranteed to light up the sky over the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free.

These are just a few of the exciting events available for residents of the Trestles Apartments in Raleigh, NC. If you are a new resident or need directions, contact us today and let us help!

3 Museums to Visit in Raleigh

When you live at The Trestles Apartments in northeastern Raleigh, you aren’t far from some of the top museums in the South. Whether you’re looking for science, art or history, we have the place for you.

These three museums are just a few of the cultural treasures Raleigh has to offer.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The largest natural sciences museum in the Northeast, the North Carolina Museum of the Natural Sciences features an exploration center, eco-center and nature exploration center. General admission is free. There are always traveling and special exhibits going on, as well as presentations in the three-story, globe-like Daily Planet Theater. The permanent collection includes natural flora and fauna treasures of the state, North Carolina gems and minerals and a Discovery Room designed for kids. It contains a living collection of native fish, reptiles and arthropods, along with a conservatory.

North Carolina Museum of Art

North Carolina’s Museum of Art is notable for its indoor and outdoor art collection. Its 164 acre outdoor art park is the country’s largest. Stroll the trails and experience sculptures – including an impressive display of Rodins – or visit current exhibitions in the Edward Durrell Stone-designed building. The permanent collection includes Northern European and Italian Renaissance masterpieces along with African, Ancient American, Egyptian, classical and contemporary pieces.

North Carolina Museum of History

Learn about the Tarheel State’s history from its indigenous peoples to the present day at the North Carolina Museum of History, an affiliate of the Smithsonian. Learn about its military, sports and artistic legacies. The collection includes over 150,000 artifacts from six centuries.  Admission is free.

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Raleigh is North Carolina’s cultural hub. If you’re interested in the better things life has to offer, visit The Trestles Apartments today.  It offers the finest one and two-bedroom floor plans for apartments in Raleigh, with fireplaces and private patios.