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Celebrate colonial history with militia demonstrations, games and hands on activities for the entire family Saturday at the Museum of the Cape Fear

Colonial music, games and activities in Fayetteville, a gathering of diving and archaeology experts in Hatteras and a celebration of The Big Lebowski in Raleigh are just of the few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The fun starts Thursday when the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras will screen a documentary on the exploration of the Titanic shipwreck.

Friday the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will give visitors the chance to chat with the artists featured in its new Line, Touch, Trace exhibition before showing the critically-acclaimed film The Grand Budapest Hotel under the stars.

Saturday will start off with colonial era music, games, militia drills and hands-on activities at the Museum of Cape Fear’s Festival of Yesteryear in Fayetteville. At the coast, Historic Bath will host an expert on the town’s St. Thomas Church for a lecture and tour, while the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport offers a special scavenger hunt for National Grandparents Day. Both Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead and the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will celebrate Grandparents Day, too.

If art is more what you’re looking for, then Raleigh‘s your town. The N.C. Museum of History will offer a photography workshop with award-winning photographer Brenda Scott, while the N.C. Museum of Art will host two rounds of its Meet Your Museum tours and put on its second annual The Big Lebowski Dudes Abide Festival complete with food trucks, outdoor activities and, of course, a screening of the cult classic film.

Throughout the weekend, the Graveyard of Atlantic Museum in Hatteras will bring together the state and country’s leading experts on diving and underwater archaeology for a series of lectures and presentations that are free and open to the public.

North Carolina also has two great arts festivals going on this weekend. More than 140 will descend on downtown Raleigh for the 5th annual Hopscotch Music Festival, while Winston-Salem will host James Patterson, Rita Mae Brown and other national authors for the Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors.

Check out DCR’s calendar for more information on these and other events, and a enjoy a great North Carolina weekend!

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A celebration of springtime on the farm in Pinnacle, an arts and history festival in Bath and the first in a series of readings by writers in Asheville are just a few of the opportunities for fun and learning you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The weekend kicks off Thursday morning when the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh hosts preschoolers and parents for an exploration of movement in art with a tour and interactive craft. Across town, staff from the N.C. Museum of History will read kids a tall tale after taking a short tour of one of the museum’s galleries. In the evening, Aycock Birthplace in Fremont will screen the 1954 nautical classic Long John Silver, while New Bern’s Tryon Palace will present stories, music and poetry in the West African Griot tradition.

Blackbeard the Pirate will be just one of many special guests at this year’s Bath Fest

Friday, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem will offer the chance to visit the museum late-night and see a “Cartoon Noir” film, while the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will let visitors explore the galleries at night with jazz stylings of Sidecar Social Club in the background.

Saturday, Historic Bath will offer craft vendors, music, food booths, free historic home tours, children’s activities (including a pirate costume contest!) and special genealogy project help as part of Bath Fest, and, as is traditional, the site will host the annual Cut-Throat Croquet Tournament to benefit scholarships at the same time.  Elsewhere on the coast, the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington will offer special tours that highlight the electrical, armor and other systems that made the ship work, while the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will have hands-on activities, pony rides and the chance to see agriculture-related artifacts as part of its Potato Festival.

In the Triangle, the N.C. Museum of History will help kids and families make World War II solider badges after visits to the museum’s military gallery and explore what foods made it from Lebanon to North Carolina and why, as part of the museum’s Cedars in the Pines exhibit.

In the west, trucks from across history will take over the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer for an antique truck show, while basket making, children’s games, food and antique farm equipment displays will be just part of the fun at Horne Creek Farm’s Heritage Day in PinnacleAsheville‘s Thomas Wolfe Memorial will kick off its Writers at Wolfe series with a reading by nationally-acclaimed author Robert Morgan.

The weekend wraps up Sunday with a concert by the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble at the N.C. Museum of History, and throughout the weekend, the N.C. Symphony will perform the music of Disney’s Fantasia in Raleigh as the film plays in the background.

Check out our calendar for more on these and other events, and enjoy a great North Carolina weekend! You can also sign up on our website to receive information about our events in your inbox.

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Head to the James K. Polk Historic Site in Pineville Saturday for a living history event featuring civilian and military re-enactors.

Head to the James K. Polk Historic Site in Pineville Saturday for a living history event featuring civilian and military re-enactors.

Living history events in Pineville and Burlington, an antique truck show in Spencer and a scavenger hunt at our three historic sites in Durham are just a few of the opportunities for family fun offered by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources this weekend.

The fun starts Thursday with a film exploration of the life of Frida Kahlo at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem. Alamance Battleground in Burlington will also host a commemoration of the Battle of Alamance, while Tryon Palace in New Bern presents a lecture on African-American cooks. In Beaufort, the N.C. Maritime Museum will continue its popular Talkin’ Art and Brown Bag Gams series.

Friday, the fun continues with behind-the-scenes tours of the kitchen gardens at Tryon Palace during the day, and a concert by Los Lobos and a preview of the annual auction at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh in the evening.

Saturday morning, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will offer tours of its History of Harvest exhibit, while the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will host a workshop on using maritime navigation and communications equipment. Later in the day, the museum will host a meeting of the Carolina Maritime Model Society.

Throughout the day Saturday, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) will host its spring community day, complete with art making activities for kids. The N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer will present an antique truck show and its first-ever spring event for Boy Scouts. In Pineville, the James K. Polk Historic Site will demonstrate military drills and practices, camp life and musket firing as part of a Mexican-American War living history event, while all three of our Durham historic sites—Bennett Place, Duke Homestead and Historic Stagville will host a scavenger hunt that encourages your family to explore history across the city.

On the coast, Historic Bath will participate in Bath Fest by giving free tours and hosting its annual croquet tournament, while the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will offer hands-on activities and games as part of the city-wide N.C. Potato Festival.

The weekend rounds out Sunday with a celebration of the history and heritage of Northampton County at the Museum of Albemarle.

Throughout the weekend, the N.C. Symphony will play Stravinsky’s famed work “The Rite of Spring” in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and Alamance Battleground will stage a living history event complete with military and domestic re-enactors. This weekend is also your first chance to see the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation and Watergate exhibits at the N.C. Museum of History.

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The Battleship North Carolina will come alive Saturday with World War II re-enactors

The Battleship North Carolina will come alive Saturday with World War II re-enactors

Film screenings, concerts and a Civil War living history program are just few of the opportunities for family fun you’ll find this weekend at the sites and museums of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The fun starts Thursday night with a documentary screening at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem and a showing of The Sound of Music at Historic Bath. The N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will also continue its weekly maritime art series.

Friday morning, the Maritime Museum in Beaufort will host a hiking tour of the Rachel Carson Reserve. In the evening, Tryon Palace in New Bern will present a concert by renowned jazz pianist and vocalist Aaron Diehl, while the N.C. Symphony will play a concert of the music of John Williams in Raleigh.

Saturday, Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead will offer astronomy-themed family activities during the day and the opportunity to stargaze after dark. Historic Stagville in Durham will host a living history program around the theme of trade, while the State Capitol in Raleigh will present a lecture on the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse’s Fresnell lens. At the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh, families will be able to take special tours of the 0 to 60 exhibition and enjoy some studio time to work on a creative project.

On the coast Saturday, the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport will offer a bicycle tour of historic homes, while the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington will come alive with re-enactors demonstrating what life aboard the ship was like during World War II. The Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will also celebrate Earth Day with a family festival on Mariner’s Wharf. In the evening, Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo will host a concert by the East Carolina University Jazz Ensemble.

The weekend wraps up Sunday when the Museum of the Albemarle honors the 50th anniversary of the integration of the Elizabeth City police force.

Throughout the weekend, Bennett Place in Durham will host re-enactors demonstrating Civil War camp life and host artists, historians and others to discuss the way the Civil War has been portrayed in art and journalism.

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