From the mountains to the coast, there are plenty of opportunities to experience North Carolina culture this weekend. Whether your interest lies in agriculture, the environment, film, music or architecture, there’s something for everyone this Saturday and Sunday.
Start your weekend morning with Saturdays in the Garden at the N.C. Museum of History. The program offers an informal tour of the History of Harvest exhibit. Across Edenton Street, behind-the-scenes tours will offer visitors a chance to see parts of the State Capitol that are usually off-limits.
Saturday afternoon, Dr. William Still will present a lecture on Civil War ironclads in North Carolina at the N.C. Maritime Museum at Beaufort, while the N.C. Museum of History will present a screening of Gone With The Wind as part of its “Real to Reel” exhibit on the making of the film.
All day long Duke Homestead will host its annual Harvest and Hornworm Festival, complete with demonstrations of tobacco tying and curing, a tobacco auction and a MoonPie eating contest. The Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville will celebrate the Revolutionary War era with its Festival of Yesteryear, and the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer will give visitors the chance to drive into the past with its All-Mopar Show.
On Sunday, author Charles R. Knight will present a lecture on the Battle of New Market and Shenandoah Valley campaign of the Civil War at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City. The Old Fort Pickers Band will celebrate traditional mountain music at the Mountain Gateway Museum near Asheville, while the N.C. Symphony will kicks off its 80th anniversary season with a free 7:00 p.m. concert at the Raleigh Amphitheater.