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Raleigh City Museum Programs on Fire, Weather Disasters, Saturday, Dec. 3

Posted Nov 27, 2011

On Saturday, December 3, 2011, visit the Raleigh City Museum from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and learn about the Disasters in Raleigh. Two programs will be conducted on fire and weather disasters in the Capitol City. A Raleigh Fire Department engine company will also be present, and their apparatus on display.

Beginning at 1:30 p.m., active and retired members of the Raleigh Fire Department will be speaking about their experiences fighting one of the city's biggest fires, the Pine Knoll Townes conflagration of 2007. At 2:00 p.m., fire department historian Mike Legeros will talk about the history of disastrous fires in Raleigh.

At 3:00 p.m., Nate Johnson, WRAL meteorologist, will speak on the weather disasters of Raleigh and his experiences studying and tracking them. This program is free and informational for both adults and children.

The Raleigh City Museum is located in the Historic Briggs Building at 220 Fayetteville Street. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the museum and its programs is free.

Come explore their newest exhibits Nature Unleashed: Disasters in Raleigh and The [R]evolution of Media: The history of newspaper, radio, and television in Raleigh. Permanent exhibits include It Started With One Thousand Acres: Raleigh and its People, Raleigh’s City Flag: 100 Years, and Let Us March On: Raleigh’s Journey Towards Civil Rights.

For more information call Stormi Souter at (919) 832-3775 ext. 23 or visit their website at www.raleighcitymuseum.org.

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