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RALEIGH — There’s fun to be had for all ages at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St. in downtown Raleigh. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. To register where indicated, call 919-807-7992.
Admission is free unless otherwise noted and parking is free on weekends.
•Storytime in the Gallery — Thursdays, July 17, 24 and 31; 10-10:30 a.m. Ages 3 and up (with adult).
Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow them to one of the museum galleries for a look around and a history-related story.
•Artist at Work: Andy Sterlen — Saturday, July 12, noon-3 p.m. (drop-in program).
Sterlen, a self-taught tailor who recreates clothing from the Georgian, Victorian and early Edwardian eras (1750s-1920s), will be working on the most visible part of an 18th-century gentleman’s wardrobe — a coat.
•Make It, Take It: Sew a Stitch — Saturday, July 12, noon-3 p.m. (drop-in program).
Watch Andy Sterlen create historic costumes during his Artist at Work program, then learn to stitch a patch or sew on a button.
•Pirates, Ahoy! Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 5-8 (with adult). $10 per child; $8, museum members. Space is limited and registration is required.
Calling all buccaneers! Set sail for the museum to hear tales about Blackbeard and other seafarers and make crafts.
•Saturdays in the Garden — Saturday, July 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Join the museum’s garden staff for an informal tour of the History of the Harvest exhibit along Bicentennial Plaza. Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.
For more information, see ncmuseumofhistory.org.