The Regional History Museum offers artifacts, videos, and displays that tell the in-depth story of the key forces that shaped the development of the central coastal region. Explore the environment, geography, climate, and ecosystems through plant samples and interactive programs. Discover the lifestyles and cultural traditions of the diverse peoples — Native Americans, early European explorers and settlers, and Africans brought as slaves to North Carolina — and how they played, celebrated, worshipped, and lived their daily lives. Learn about the major industries that have defined the area and how the waterways, the ingenuity of local entrepreneurs, artisans, and more influenced the local economy. You’ll hear countless voices tell their stories in the museum.