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Special steam engine train rides in Spencer, a soap making workshop in Pinnacle and musket and cannon firing demonstrations in Statesville are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources this weekend.

Here are 11 suggestions to help you make the most of your time:

1. Join the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer for one of three great events Saturday:a celebration of Piedmont Airlines, special steam engine train rides and a railroad book sale.
2. See musket and cannon firing demonstrations Saturday and Sunday at Fort Dobbs in Statesville.
3. Learn how to make soap the old fashioned way with ingredients you can find at any grocery store during a workshop Saturday at Horne Creek Farm in Pinnacle.
4. Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a night of music, dancing, food and drinks Saturday at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh.
5. See memorabilia from Sleepy Hollow’s filming at Tryon Palace on display at the N.C. History Center in New Bern through Sunday.
6. Stop by the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-SalemSaturday for a pancake social complete with art activities and performances.
7. Hear about the struggle for civil rights in the small Martin County town of Williamston during a lecture at Historic Bath Saturday.
8. Learn about world music, folklore and dance through songs and stories at the Museum of Albemarle in Elizabeth City Saturday.
9. Discover the history of U.S. Colored Troops in North Carolina during a lecture at the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville Thursday.
10.Enjoy concerts of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony performed by the N.C. Symphony in Fayetteville, Raleigh and Sanford throughout the weekend.
11. Hear the harrowing tales of men who were prisoners of the North Vietnamese government during the Vietnam War Friday at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. (UPDATE: This program will be rescheduled due to winter weather).

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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Join the N.C. Symphony in Cary as it kicks off its Summerfest
series with Beethoven’s 5th Saturday.

Comedic tours of SECCA’s newest exhibition in Winston-Salem, a dramatic performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in Cary and a stunning display of fireworks and music aboard a World War II Battleship in Wilmington are just of a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The weekend kicks off Thursday, when staff from the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will read kids a tall tale after taking a short tour of one of the museum’s wonderful galleries, while the James K. Polk Historic Site in Pineville will come alive with the sights and smells of early 19th century cooking. In Winston-Salem, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) will kick off a new series of special comedian-led tours of the Eric Fertman: A Comic Turn exhibition.

The next day, Somerset Place in Creswell will celebrate the reopening of the beautiful antebellum Collins House, while that evening the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will offer visitors the chance to wander through its galleries at night against the backdrop of the smooth country sounds of David Dyer & The Crooked Smile Band. After dark, Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead will host a meteor shower viewing party and camp out.

Saturday, the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport will host bike tours of its hometown, leading visitors through the live oak-canopied streets while incorporating local history into the ride, and the N.C. Smyphony will kick off its 2014 Summerfest series in Cary with one of the most powerful pieces of music ever written, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. Saturday is also your last chance to see the Queen Anne’s Revenge traveling exhibit at Aycock Birthplace in Fremont. Both Saturday and Sunday, visitors to Bennett Place in Durham can join living historians interpreters portraying American soldiers throughout history to learn more about their experiences and see what they looked like.

The holiday weekend wraps up Monday with fireworks, military music and more aboard the Battleship North Carolina at its emotional remembrance ceremony in Wilmington and a day of free admission for military members and veterans at Tryon Place in New Bern. Keep in mind that the rest of our historic sites, museums and other venues will be closed in observance of the holiday Monday.

Check out DCR’s calendar for more on these and other events, and a enjoy a great North Carolina weekend! You can also sign up to get these events in your email on the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources website.

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