The Associates work with the Museum staff to host exhibit openings and special adult educational programming. The Associates also sponsor gala fundraisers, special member-only events, and Young Associates activities.

2016-2017 Special Events

April 29, 2017
20th Spring Frolic

Come celebrate the 20th Frolic with the Associates. Help us honor Marion Church this year in Raleigh, NC. Click here to make early reservations or to serve on a Honorary Committee.

May 10, 2017
Associates' Annual Meeting

Join the Associates for lunch at the Umstead Hotel & Spa with guest speaker, Ben Owen as part of the Associates' Annual Meeting. Click here to register!


Past Events 2016-2017

September 15, 2016
Young Associates Annual Kickoff

Join the Young Associates as they kick off the fall season at this free event at The Architect Bar & Social House in downtown Raleigh. 6:30-9:30pm. Click here for more information.

September 20, 2016
Notable North Carolina Lecture Series Philanthropic Families: The Vanderbilts

Click here for more information.

October 2, 2016
Garland S. Tucker, III Book Signing

Come hear author, Garland Tucker, speak about his new book, Conservative Heroes: Fourteen Leaders who Shaped America from Jefferson to Reagan at 2pm at the NC Museum of History.

October 21, 2016
Young Associates RED, WHITE, AND BREW!

Red, White & Brew is the theme for this party for the Young Associates! Click here to see the pictures!

October 29, 2016
Associates' Wig & Stache Bash

The Silver's will be hosting a cocktail party at their home, Midway Plantation. Click here to see the pictures!

November 6, 2016
Warren Bingham

Come to the Museum of History to hear author, Warren Bingham, talk about his book, George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour starting at 2PM. Discover the history and lore of the first American president’s survey of the United States, from then-capital Philadelphia through seven southern states, including Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia. Copies of Bingham’s book will be available for purchase after his talk. Click here for more information.

December 1, 2016
Adult Holiday Party

The Associates are bringing back a holiday party for the adults! Come celebrate the holidays at the museum! Click here to purchase tickets. Click here to access pictures from the evening!

December 4, 2016
Family Holiday Party

Bring your children and grandchildren to this family event celebrating the holidays! Click here to get your tickets early!


Past Events 2015 - 2016

May 12, 2016
Annual Membership Meeting

Join Associates members from across the state for our annual membership meeting. A fashion show will be taking place during the luncheon with dresses made especially by Willie Otey Kay. A brief business meeting will be followed by lunch! Click here to register.

April 15-17, 2016
19th Annual Spring Frolic in Pinehurst

We are honoring Julianne and Jesse Capel for this year's "Family Affair" Spring Frolic. There will be a cocktail party Friday night at the Country Club of North Carolina and the Gala will be Saturday night at the Members Club at the Pinehurst Resort. Hope to see you in sunny Pinehurst! Click here to make your reservations.

February 20, 2016
8th Annual Young Associates Casino Night

Feeling luck on your side? Join the Young Associates for a night full of games and prizes. Click here to purchase your tickets today!

December 6, 2015
Annual Family Holiday Party

All aboard the Ark to float to the North Carolina Museum of History for the Associates Annual Family Holiday Party! Click here for more information.

October 30, 2015
"Celebrate 1975" Anniversary Fund-raiser

Join us we continue to celebrate the Associates 40th Anniversary! Click here for more information.

October 30, 2015
"Celebrate 1975" Young Associates After-Party

Join the Young Associates for dancing, drinks, and snacks at the After Party! Click here for more information.

September 17, 2015
Young Associates Kickoff

Join the Young Associates for their fall kickoff social! This event will take place at Capital City Tavern in Raleigh from 6 - 8 pm and is free to attend. Click here for more information.