For those of you that don’t know, I currently sit on the Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum board. New to this term year, I have stepped up to the plate and am helping plan the friend’s annual, flagship fundraising party, Time Warp. I want to invite all readers to check it out on Saturday, April 21.
Time Warp has been going on for a little while but this year is a good year to finally attend. (or come back!) The folks at the museum are working on a big, new exhibit that I know blog readers will enjoy. Our fundraising efforts will have a direct impact on this new venture.
Time Warp 2018
Date/Time: Sat., April. 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville Street
With a $1 million price tag, the City of Raleigh has challenged us to raise $500,000 towards the new exhibit. They will then match each dollar to get us to our goal. Time Warp is the best way to take a chunk out of that target!
The new exhibit will be about Raleigh’s past and how some big decisions shaped its path towards today. It will try to show how planning, infrastructure, and services play a role in our everyday lives whether we interact with them or not. It will truly show where we came from, where we are today, and how it might affect the future of Raleigh.
It’s a big project and I’m excited to be a part of helping to get the museum this new exhibit that will really showcase it.
As far as Time Warp goes, this year, we’re doing the 1970s. Make sure to dress up cause everyone gets automatically entered into a costume contest. If dancing is your thing, we’re doing a dance contest also. There will be plenty of food and drink to make the ticket price worth it too.
Let me know how I can get you there on April 21 or if you are with a Raleigh-area business that wants to join our growing list of sponsors. Find out more here.
As an effort to go back to my roots and promote more quality events in downtown Raleigh, I wanted to make sure readers were aware of two big ones this weekend.
First, the City of Raleigh Museum’s annual event, Time Warp, is taking place this Saturday night. Yours truly will be there working the event a bit and if you have not yet bought a ticket, you can now take a look at the final plans and auction items.
The museum will be taken over by supporters enjoying live music as well as food and drink from local businesses. The past events have really been a good time so I hope you will consider it. As a member of this year’s board, we’re hoping to meet our fundraising goal to support the opening of new exhibits.
Next, an event that’s glazed in local is Shop Local Raleigh’s Brewgaloo, the beer festival that is taking over Fayetteville Street this Friday and Saturday. It’s become the largest North Carolina Beer festival and is the perfect opportunity to try all things NC craft beer.
Lots of Raleigh cred is gained from going to both events. Cheers!
The City of Raleigh (COR) Museum’s biggest party of the year, Time Warp, is coming up and I want to invite all readers to save the date for April 23. This past year, I have joined the Friends of the COR Museum and am helping with raising awareness of the museum and working towards enhancing the membership experience.
I’m having a great time working with passionate folks on the board and I think the best way you can support our city’s museum is to come to Time Warp. There will be food, drinks, music, and an auction, all around a 1950s theme.
You can find out more information as the event team releases it at this page: Time Warp 2016.
Let me know if you’re coming. The toughest decision for Time Warp? Letterman or leather jacket, fellas?
2016 Time Warp
Date/Time: Sat., April 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
220 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Last year, the city museum on Fayetteville Street went through a few changes. The Raleigh City Museum is now the City of Raleigh Museum, with a whole new ‘COR’ branding scheme. They are in the process of upgrading and this weekend, the folks behind the COR Museum are having a fundraiser, not just to help pay for future additions but to also celebrate the 20 year anniversary.
If you can make it, it sounds like a great event.
Time Warp 2013
Date/Time: Sat., June 1 2013 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
220 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
From the press release:
The Museum will unveil plans for its new space and programs at Time Warp. Museum staff look forward to inviting the community into an updated space for guided tours, student engagement and private and public events. Last year, over 22,000 people visited the museum or participated in its programs. To continue the effort of engaging the community with Raleigh’s past, present and future, the Museum plans to
- Install new interactive physical and digital exhibits over the next two years.
- Enhance programming and events for public and community participation including an updated Raleigh Timeline, First Friday features, smart phone scavenger hunts and guided walking tours of the city.
- And expand engagement into schools through new elementary and high school educational programs.