Grand opening of the Raleigh City Museum at the Borden Building at Fletcher Park. The first exhibit was How Fire Has
Changed the Face of Raleigh, created by department historian and retired Capt. B.T. Fowler. Read this blog posting about the exhibit, the museum, and the Borden Building, which was built in 1900 on the grounds of the former Methodist Home for Children.
In 1998, the city museum moved to the historic Briggs Building on Fayetteville Street.
In 2011, the Raleigh Fire Museum opened in a classroom trailer at the Keeter Training Center. Learn more at
www.raleighfirehistory.org. Photos courtesy of the Raleigh City Museum.