For the next three years, Raleigh will be home to the International Bluegrass Music Association annual World of Bluegrass convention. When you’re in the Raleigh area, join the Museum of History in welcoming IBMA by stopping in at these programs:
Tuesday, September 24
1-3 p.m. North Carolina is the Banjo State, with Bob Carlin
5-7 p.m. Bluegrass in North Carolina, with Tommy Edwards
Wednesday, September 25
1-3 p.m. Bluegrass Music: How North Carolinians Have Contributed, with Art Menius
5-7 p.m. The Earl Scruggs Center: Music and Stories from the American South
Thursday, September 26
1-3 p.m. The Story of Bluegrass and Raleigh's Contribution, with Ron Raxter
5-7 p.m. Bluegrass Jam, with Pinecone
Friday, September 27
1-3 p.m. A talk with Wayne Martin
5-7 p.m. Gibson, Scruggs, and the Three-Finger Style, with Jim Mills
The current NC Museum of History opened in 1994 between the Legislative Building and the historic State Capitol (walk out of the Convention Center on the Fayetteville Street side and look left. You can't miss it). The new museum has a research library, a variety of classroom spaces, and a large and well-equipped, 315-seat auditorium. Large gallery spaces total 55,000 square feet, nearly four times the exhibit area available in the old building. Design shops, storage areas for over 250,000 items, and conservation labs are now all under one roof.
Find out more information on the Museum of History here at http://www.ncdcr.gov/ncmoh/  or by calling (919)870-7900.