Pope House Museum, Raleigh, NC

RALEIGH — The Pope House Museum in Raleigh is offering a unique look at history.  It offers a glimpse into the life of one of Raleigh’s most intriguing citizens, Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope, who was the only African-American man to run for mayor of a Southern capital in the midst of the Jim Crow era.

Built in 1901, it is located in downtown Raleigh mere blocks away from the capitol building and the North Carolina Medical Society.

The house features original furnishings and many historical artifacts that give a look at a remarkable man and his family.

Dating to the 1860s, the Pope House Museum Collection totals over 3,000 artifacts.  It includes Dr. Pope’s father’s freedman papers to his voter registration card to his original doctor’s bag from the Spanish-American War, the collection boasts a wide range of material culture.

It offers summer programs, field trips, and tours.

Click here for information on how you can see the house and learn more.