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oral history
A method of collecting historical information through recorded interviews with individuals who are willing to share their memories of the past.

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Montford Point Marine Museum
Visit this museum which preserves the legacy of the Montford Point Marines, African American Marines who served with courage and pride from 1942 to 1949.
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The History Museum of Burke County
Objects, artifacts, and documents representing Burke County's heritage can be found in this museum in Morganton, NC.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Northampton County Museum
Exhibits focus on the history of the Northampton County area from the prehistoric to the present.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
The estimated 40,000+ artifacts in the collection of the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science relate to the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Catawba Firefighter's Museum
This museum has exhibits showing the history of firefighting in Catawba County with examples of firefighting equipment from earlier times.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Airborne and Special Operations Museum
Relive military history from World War II to the present through exhibits at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum.
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Vance County Historical Museum
Discover the history of Vance County at this museum located in Henderson's downtown historic district.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Raleigh City Museum
The Raleigh City Museum is the "only home for artifacts of the city and its people. It is an educational center using exhibits, lectures and programs to help residents and visitors learn about the diverse aspects of the city's people, places and events."
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina Museum of Forestry
There is a rich history of forestry in North Carolina. Visit the NC Museum of Forestry and connect with our forest natural history and its cultural heritage.
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Kings Mountain Historical Fire Museum
See vintage fire trucks and other fire fighting equipment at this museum in Kings Mountain.
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Museum of the Cape Fear
This museum interprets the history and culture of southern North Carolina from prehistory to the present.
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Wayne County Museum
Students will learn about the history of Wayne County as well as the influence of historic events on the people and way of life in the area.
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Tobacco Farm Life Museum
This history museum provides "an informative insight into early 20th century farm family life."
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Catawba County Museum of History
Visit the museum and see exhibits ranging from colonial times and the Revolutionary War to religion and education.
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Tarkil Branch Farm's Homestead Museum
Take a trip back in time to this working farm and museum. Comprised of 32 exhibits and over 850 items, students studying North Carolina history will see what it was like living on a farm in the nineteenth century.
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Carolinas Aviation Museum
Learn about the history of modern aviation in North and South Carolina at this museum which is dedicated to the preservation of aviation heritage.
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Cowan Museum of History and Science
A trip through the Cowan Museum of History and Science is an entertaining and rich cultural experience for all ages.
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Norlina Train Museum
Go back in time and learn about the history of the town of Norlina at this museum which houses only local railroad memorabilia.
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Alamance County Historical Museum
Learn about the history of Alamance County on a field trip to this museum.
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Wilkes County Heritage Museum
The Old Wilkes County Courthouse is now a museum which showcases the rich history of this county.
Format: article/field trip opportunity