We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9. Learn more about the free opening weekend celebration and see a full schedule of events celebrating the People’s Collection, reimagined. On Saturday, we anticipate parking to be at capacity throughout the day and encourage carpooling and/or alternative modes of transportation.

Poetry Alive! A Reading and Book Signing with NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

Jaki Shelton Green is the first African American and third woman to be appointed as the North Carolina poet laureate. When appointed by Governor Roy Cooper in 2018, he stated, “Jaki Shelton Green brings a deep appreciation of our state’s diverse communities to her role as an ambassador of North Carolina literature. Jaki’s appointment is a wonderful new chapter in North Carolina’s rich literary history.”

Green was recently named the Museum’s first poet in residence for 2022—23. Born in Alamance County and raised in Orange County, she has written books of poetry, co-edited poetry anthologies, and authored a play. Green won the North Carolina Award for Literature in 2013 and was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 2014.

Image courtesy of Jaki Shelton Green


Apr 16, 2022


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM




West Building; Sip Coffee Bar and Café seating area

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