The year 2013 marks the 400th anniversary of the beginning of the Romanov Dynasty, or the House of Romanov — the imperial monarchy that ruled Russia from 1613 until 1917 and included the reigns of Peter the Great, Catherine the Great and Nicholas II, the last tsar. To commemorate this anniversary, the museum will present two exhibitions that give visitors a rare glimpse into the splendor of Imperial Russia.
Oct. 4, 2013 thru March 5, 2014 at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs will run concurrently with Windows into Heaven: Russian Icons from the Lilly and Francis Robicsek Collection of Religious Art. The Museum will also offer a Russian Tea Room and Luncheon.