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USA, North Carolina: Raleigh – The City of Greenery and History II

Published: 24.4.2020
Today's next chapter of exploring Raleigh begins with a visit to the Marbles Kids Museum, where adults are sure to enjoy. The museum is full of various interactive exhibits. For example, on such a "music playground" TreeTunes, children can create various musical melodies and try out instruments such as a xylophone, banjo, bells and more. In the STEMOsphere room, children can explore the secrets of math and put together various puzzles. In the children's garden they will learn how to take care of plants and nature. The icing on the cake is a cinema hall with IMAX technology with a screen more than 21 meters wide, where popular educational films are shown.


If you want to know the history of the city, look at Yates Mill, which is the area where the last watermill stands, which was built in the mid-18th century and served its purpose for 200 years. In the past, there were 70 similar mills, and they crushed corn and wheat into large quantities into flour, which then traveled to shops in Wake County. In the mill you will see the original historical instruments. It is open to the public by default from March to November. During the visit, you will see the period-dressed staff grind corn and listen to something about the history and how the mill itself works. The mill itself is located in the nature reserve and there are several hiking trails in the area.

Yates Mill

You can deepen your knowledge of the history of Raleigh and the surrounding area in the Mordecai Historic Park. The birthplace of the 17th President of the United States, Andrew Johnson, has been preserved on the site of the open-air museum to this day. Mordecai House, where Johnson was born, was built in the mid-1980s. We definitely recommend the possibility of using a guided tour, which will take you to the chapel of St. Mark and other historic buildings, including demonstrations of dining at Allen Kitchen. In addition, you have the opportunity to get on the historic Raleigh Trolley, where you can enjoy an hour-long guided tour of the city's most important sights.

Mordecai Historic Park

We will complete the historical excursion in the North Carolina Museum of History with a number of interesting permanent exhibitions. An integral part are, of course, temporary and traveling exhibitions, which will bring you even closer to the history of the state of North Carolina. The research scope of the museum is wide and includes a look at the history of the indigenous peoples of North America, you can see their tools and daily necessities, but you will also get to know the daily life of European settlers, see clothes or weapons from the Civil War, there is also a section on human right. In addition, the museum offers a look at recent historical events, such as the first Gulf War. Due to the pandemic, some exhibitions can be seen online. Currently, you can get to know how the ideal female silhouette developed from the point of view of fashion in the period from the 18th century to the 1970s.

North Carolina Museum of History

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Text: Maxim Kucer

Photos: Wikipedia.org: Dennis Ludlow, Bz3rk, Mark Turner, Jmturner, Mark Turner

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