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.