Raleigh Fire Museum 
Formerly the Raleigh Fire Department Historical Society

Raleigh Fire Department Museum Opens

Posted May 28, 2011

The Raleigh Fire Department Historical Society is proud to announce the opening of the Raleigh Fire Department Museum. Located in a classroom trailer at the Keeter Training Center, the museum is a collection of artifacts and images representing over 150 years of firefighting in the Capitol City.

Items on display range from the 1870 alarm bell originally housed in Metropolitan Hall, to a collection of vintage nozzles and hose appliances, to a photo history of Raleigh's fire and rescue apparatus. Watch Fire Watch episode about the museum.

The grand opening of the museum is on Tuesday, June 14, at 10:00 a.m. Active and retired personnel are invited, along with the general public.

Raleigh Fire Department Museum Grand Opening
Keeter Training Center, 105 Keeter Center Drive
Tuesday, June 14
10:00 a.m.

Beginning in June, the museum will be open on the second Saturday of each month. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Restrooms and parking will be available.

Raleigh Fire Department Museum Saturday Openings
Keeter Training Center, 105 Keeter Center Drive
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 11 (preview date, before the grand opening)
Saturday, July 9
Saturday, August 13
Saturday, September 10

Please share this announcement with friends, family members, and other members of the fire service. These dates and times will be announced in various forums, including announcements to active and retired fire department personnel and on local fire department-related web sites.

Please note that the Raleigh Fire Department's collection of antique fire apparatus is housed in a separate location, at Fire Station 28 at 3500 Forestville Road. See photos or watch FireWatch episode.

For more information about the Raleigh Fire Department Historical Society, visit www.raleighfirehistory.org.


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