Film screenings, programs on wildlife and the chance to meet a local author are just of the few of the opportunities for family fun you can find at Cultural Resources’ sites and museums this weekend.
The fun starts Thursday with the first day of a two-day class for kids on archaeology at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport, and another installment of the popular series on crafting canvasback decoys at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras.
It continues Friday when Bentonville Battlefield in Four Oaks will present Civil War musket demonstrations throughout the day as it has throughout the summer, while the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will give visitors the chance to take a hike on Shackleford Banks and learn about the history of the horses there. The Beaufort museum will also offer a marine life discovery cruise aboard a Duke University research vessel, while N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will screen the film Moonrise Kingdom.
Saturday afternoon, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will offer informal tours of its outdoor History of Harvest exhibit, while the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer will host Queen Anne’s Revenge chief conservator Sarah Watkins-Kenny for a lecture on the project and its progress. Also Sunday, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville will offer the chance to meet author Trish Foxwell, and the N.C. Museum of Art will present Tift Merritt in concert.
Sunday, the N.C. Museum of History will screen All The President’s Men in conjunction with its exhibit on Watergate and close its Art in Clay exhibit. To celebrate the closing of the exhibit, admission to it is free all this week. Across town, the N.C. Museum of Art will open Close to Home: A Decade of Acquisitions, featuring the work of North Carolina artists.