The Associates work with the Museum staff to host exhibit openings and special adult educational programming. The Associates also sponsor gala fundraisers, special member-only events, and Young Associates activities.

2014-2015 Special Events

November 1, 2014
Young Associates 2nd Annual Cocktails & Costumes

Join us for our 2nd annual spooktacular Halloween party! Click here to register now »

November 14, 2014
Starring North Carolina! Premiere Gala

A star-studded, red carpet affair! Click here for more information»

December 7, 2014
Annual Family Holiday Party

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February 21, 2015
Young Associates 7th Annual Casino Night

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May 2, 2015
Spring Frolic

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Past Events 2014 - 2015

September 18, 2014
Young Associates Kick Off

Kick off the Young Associates fundraising year at the Merrimon-Wynne House. SOLD OUT.

Past Events 2013 - 2014

May 21, 2014
Annual Membership Meeting

Join Associates members from across the state at our annual membership meeting. Business will be followed by lunch and an exciting talk by Aaron Syrett. More information ».

March 29, 2014
Spring Frolic Fundraiser in Pinehurst

Join us for an evening of Cocktails, Dinner, Auction Fun, and Jazz! More information ».

February 8, 2014
Young Associates "From Russia with Love" Casino Night

Join the Young Associates for their 6th Annual Casino Night at the museum. We are betting big on a fun night! Find out more information »

December 8, 2013
Annual Family Holiday Party

The Nutcracker Prince will lead us to the land of sweets and back for one special night! Find out more information »

October 25, 2013
Young Associates Halloween Event

Join the Young Associates as they celebrate almost 30 years in existence with a throwback costume party! More information »

October 3, 2013
An Imperial Evening Exhibit Opening Gala

Join us as we welcome two wonderful exhibits to the NC Museum of History - The Tsars' Cabinet and Windows into Heaven. An evening of opulence and grandeur not to be missed! More information »

September 26, 2013
Young Associates Kick-Off at Churchill's

Join the Young Associates for their annual kick-off event featuring discounted memberships, raffle prizes, and more!

Past Events 2012 - 2013

November 9, 2012
Young Associates "Take a good look, my dear. It's a historical moment...." at the NC Museum of History

Join the Young Associates at this southern-themed event in honor of the exhibit Real to Reel: The Making of Gone with the Wind.

December 2, 2012
Annual Family Holiday Party

A family favorite!

February 16, 2013
Young Associates 5th Annual Casino Night

Join the Young Associates for a night of casino play and more!

March 6, 2013
Exhibit Opening Reception

Join us for the exhibit opening reception of Art in Clay: Masterworks of North Carolina Earthenware!

April 13, 2013
Frolic at the NC Museum of History

Our signature Gala Evening with cocktails, a seated dinner and exciting live auction, a silent auction featuring exclusive experiences and gift items. More information »

April 13, 2013
"Midnight in the Garden" Frolic After Party

A Frolic after party with a twist! Join the Gala Evening attendees at 9pm for cocktails, silent auction bidding and more! More information »

May 16
Annual Membership Meeting

Join Associates members from across the state at our Annual Meeting. Business meeting will be followed by lunch and an exciting talk by E. Brent Lane.

Past Events 2011 - 2012

September 18
Wake County Museum Day / view photos /

September 23
Young Associates Soda Shop Opening

September 29
Bertie/Chowan County Museum Day / view photos /

October 13
Rocky Mount Museum Day / view photos /

October 23
Family Museum Day at Midway Plantation

October 30
Wilmington Museum Day / view photos /

November 4
The Story of North Carolina Grand Opening Gala

November 17
Durham/Chapel Hill Museum Day / view photos /

December 4
Annual Holiday Party

January 18
Benefactor Circle and Gold Quill Society Dinner / view photos /

February 18
Young Associates 4th Annual Casino Night / view photos /

March 1
Triad Museum Day / view photos /

March 29
Henderson Museum Day / view photos /

April 21
Frolic at Figure Eight / view photos /

April 29
Wilson Museum Day/ view photos /

May 17
Moore County Museum Day/ view photos /

 

Past Events 2010 - 2011

April 16, 2011
Spring Frolic Gala Evening and La Cage au Frolic

Our signature Gala Evening with cocktails, a seated dinner and exciting live auction, a silent auction featuring exclusive experiences and gift items, and dancing to The Troupers.
More information »

September 10 – January 21, 2011
Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon

More information »

September 22 – January 20, 2011
George Washington Lecture Series

Eight lectures and tour of the exhibit free to Associates members.
More information including lectures and dates »

January 21
Benefactor Circle and Gold Quill Society Dinner

General George Washington reprises his appearance at the Museum for a special dinner, the last night of the George Washington exhibit!

February 19
Young Associates 3rd Annual Casino Night

Celebrating North Carolina's NASCAR heritage and the return of Dale Earnhardt's "3 car" to the Museum of History. Casino play, open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and music by Killin' Time. More information »

December 5
Annual Family Holiday Party

A family favorite! More information »

September 16
Washington Gala Celebration sponsored by Northwestern Mutual

September 17
Young Associates "Midnight in Washington's Garden" Kick-off

Past Events 2009 - 2010

June 13
Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina

December 16
Joint Holiday Party with NC Museum of Art

Friday, December 11
AlexSandra Lett, author of A Timeless Place, Timeless Recipes and Remedies and other books

Thursday, December 10
Author Anna Ragland Hayes discusses her book, Without Precedent: The Life of Susie Marshall Sharp

Sunday, December 6
Annual Holiday Party / view photos /

Friday, November 13
Young Associates The Story of North Carolina Construction Party / view photos /

Friday, November 6
First Friday and In Search of a New Deal: Images of North Carolina Exhibit Opening

Tuesday, October 27
Wake County Museum Day / view photos /

February 5
Benefactors Dinner / view photos /

February 19
Perspectives on History Lecture Series

March 7
Pirates and Poker Gala / view photos /

April 3 (First Friday)
On Earth's Furrowed Brow

April 7
Legislative Reception / view photos /

April 24–25
Frolic in Wilmington / view photos /

May 8 (First Friday)
Workboats of Core Sound

September
Board Meeting / view photos /

Thursday, September 15
Pitt County Museum Day / view photos /

September 24 – 27
Washington, D. C. Trip / view photos /

Thursday, October 1
Young Associates Oyster Roast / view photos /