Plan A Visit

The Museum is open from 10am - 5pm Monday through Saturday

      Sunday 1-4pm

Changing Exhibits

Piedmont Craftsmen – Celebrating 60 Years of Fine Craft   Friday August 11 – Friday October 27 “60 Years of Fine Craft, part 1” is a collection of work that spans the founding of Piedmont Craftsmen in 1963 through 1993. These formative years brought a variety of ideas and styles to the art of fine craft.  The exhibit will open on August 11 and run through October 27th with part 2 coming in August of 2024 featuring artist members from 1994 to the present.


Upcoming Events

Fri Sep 29 @ 8:00pm - 09:30pm
Historic Downtown Mount Airy Ghost Tours
Sat Sep 30 @10:00am - 01:00pm
Genealogy Class for Beginners
Sat Sep 30 @ 2:00pm - 05:00pm
Genealogy Class for Intermediates

Who We Are


Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

IMG_8201_-_Copy_606x640 Ours is an all American story - typical of how communities grew up all across our great nation. While our story takes place in the back country of northwestern North Carolina at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is likely to bear many similarities to the development of crossroads, towns, and cities throughout America.

It had taken little more than 100 years for the corridors along the coastline of this still-new continent to overflow. As tensions grew and conflicts flared, the pioneer spirit set in. Families literally packed up everything they owned and headed into the unknown-searching for the "promised land."

Mission Statement:

The Purpose of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is to  Collect, Preserve and Interpret the Natural, Historic, and Artistic Heritage of the Region

                                                                      Adopted by the Board of Directors   October 9, 1995

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Mount Airy Museum Of Regional History

Hundreds Turn Out for Holiday Favorite

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Organizers say this year’s annual Mount Airy Museum of Regional History Holiday Open House was one for the record books.

The museum hosted the 15th annual Holiday Open House Saturday, and organizer Matt Edwards said a bumper crowd turned out for the event.

“I was tremendously pleased with the turnout this year,” he said. “As with any event that is open to the public, you never know what you’re going to get, but we had a great turnout.”

Edwards said more than 350 people came out to munch on holiday favorites, listen to a wide variety of music and get their photo made with Saint Nick.

“We had several musical performances throughout the day, including an impromptu jam session with local musicians in the morning,” he said.

Read more: Mount Airy News - Hundreds turn out for holiday favorite

A Holiday Favorite...

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The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is planning once again to open its doors to the community when it hosts the annual Holiday Open House.

This year’s event is set for Dec. 15, from 10 a.m., until 5 p.m., and admission is free, according to Executive Director Matt Edwards.

Edwards said the open house is one of his favorite events throughout the year.

“This is the museum’s annual gift to the community,” he said. “This free annual event is a great opportunity to come and see the museum decorated and spruced up for the holiday season.”

During the event, visitors can tour four floors of museum exhibits, browse themed Christmas trees, shop for holiday gifts and enjoy light refreshments and live holiday music.

Read more: Mount Airy News - A holiday favorite…

Museum offering a variety of upcoming activities

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During the month of October, the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History will be offering a multitude of activities that will appeal to a variety of interests.

For those who love wine and music, the museum is offering its Toast and Jam program on Friday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Jam, or music, will be offered by The Classix band, and the Toast, or wine, will be offered by Old North State Winery. The program will be held outside in the museum’s courtyard. The program is free to the public.

Wine tastings will be offered and wine will be sold by the glass and by the bottle. Toast and Jam is being sponsored by B&L Custom Jewelers.

For history buffs, the museum will be offering another session of its History Talks series on Saturday at 2 p.m. The talk will be presented by North Carolina Humanities Road Scholar, Ed Southern. He will give a talk about the “Race to the Dan - The Retreat That Won the Revolution.”

Strength of individuals, community praised at Founder’s Day ceremony

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The strength of individuals and the strength of community were recognized at the first Mount Airy Museum of Regional History’s Founder’s Day celebration held Thursday in the Woltz Clock Tower and Courtyard.

Mount Airy Mayor Deborah Cochran gave the opening speech at the gathering. She was accompanied by Vice Mayor Pro tem Steve Yokeley and City Commissioners Scott Graham and Dean Brown.

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