Dix Park Pop-Up Museum (featuring We Built This)
Saturday January 15
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Preservation North Carolina is so excited to premiere our new traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, at the Greg Poole, Jr. All Faiths Chapel at Dorothea Dix Park (1030 Richardson Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603). A public opening reception, co-hosted by Dix Park Conservancy and the City of Raleigh, will take place on Saturday, January 15th from 11am-2pm. Opening remarks will be made by Orage Quarles, Dix Park Conservancy Board Chair. Outdoors there will be live music by Pierce Freelon, Grammy-nominated musician and son of the late architect Phil Freelon (featured in the exhibit) from 12-12:30pm, along with a heated tent and light refreshments.
For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Dix Park event page.
We will be hosting a special “PNC Day” at the Dix Park Chapel for We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina for our members and friends on Sunday, February 20th from 12-5pm.
We Built This is part of a multi-faceted educational program about the history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina. This traveling exhibit highlights the stories of those who constructed and designed many of North Carolina’s most treasured historic sites. Spanning more than three centuries, We Built This provides more than two dozen personal profiles and historic context on key topics including slavery and Reconstruction; founding of HBCUs and Black churches; Jim Crow and segregation; and the rise of Black civic leaders and professionals. We Built This acknowledges and celebrates the Black builders and architects who constructed or designed many of North Carolina’s most treasured historic places.
We Built This will be on display at the Dorothea Dix Park Chapel from January 15th-February 27th. The exhibit will be open to the public Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-2pm, Saturdays from 10am-4pm, and Sundays from 12pm-5pm. Masks are required inside the chapel.