NCMC Historical Recipe Compilation

The Sallie Mae Ligon Museum & Archives was honored to participate in the North Carolina Museums Council’s Historical Recipe Compilation! SMLMA joined seven other historical sites and museums from across the state who shared historical recipes from their organizations.   To view the entire recipe compilation click here. We would like to thank the NCMC History Section for inviting us […]

Diversity Day 2014

MHCO residents and staff celebrated our 6th annual Diversity Day this year with a taste of North Carolina’s earliest settlements. We learned about lots of different North Carolina peoples, like Quakers, Highland Scots, coastal pirates, Moravians, and Palatine Germans. One of the highlights of the day was a performance by the North Carolina State University […]

Our Community Garden

The concept of edible schoolyard (ESY) programs, a close relative of urban garden spots that can be found in many cities across the country, can be traced from the first program set up in collaboration between restaurateur Alice Waters and the Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, California in the mid-1970s.

5th Annual Diversity Day, August 8, 2013

Diversity Day

Each year, we take a day to celebrate the richness of cultural diversity in the world around us with the residents of our Home. This year, we looked at the cultures around the world that have been influenced by France. We learned about countries around the world, like Vietnam, Lebanon, and Haiti, through their French-influenced […]

New LED track lighting courtesy of Cree Lighting

“There are two kinds of light – the glow that illuminates and the glare that obscures.” — James Thurber We have been working on a project to relight our exhibits since the completion of our first reinstallation in the Colenda Gallery (2009). Our goal was to use LED lighting to provide better light for our […]