Project 52 Photos: Week 45 – Yellow Rotary Phone

Museums always house interesting treasures. Sometimes tucked away until there is an opportunity to display. Case in point – this fun yellow rotary phone (that I’m now even more curious about!) and roll of toilet paper with a Jesse Helms wrapper stored in the archives of the City of Raleigh Museum.

Project 52 Photos 2016: Rotary Phone

Along with a few other local social media and blogger friends, I had the opportunity to take a peek into the archives and visit the Museum after hours on Wednesday night courtesy of Raleigh Parks & Recreation. My family genuinely loves our city Parks & Rec from the parks themselves to the programs & staff so I was thrilled to get the invite.

Part of our visit included the opportunity to step inside the archive room below the Museum. The rotary phone caught my eye immediately with it’s cheery yellow color. It reminded me of a similar phone in my grandparent’s house growing up (just no fancy handle!). I can still remember the feeling of spinning the dial around for a number, letting it rotate back, and then spinning the next. The closest my kids have to this experience is the Fisher Price toy version! A bit different.

I’ve visited the Museum several times, but never without my kids until now. I confess, it was nice to stroll through and take my time really reading and soaking in several of the exhibits. I spent the most time looking through the newest exhibit – the Smithsonian’s Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation which runs through April 9, 2017.

City of Raleigh Museum: Beyond Bollywood exhibit

I highly recommend visiting the COR Museum. It’s a great opportunity for all ages to learn about North Carolina’s capitol city and located just a couple blocks south of the NC State Capitol.

Have you visit the COR Museum before? Which exhibit is your favorite?

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