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Chat with Revolutionary War re-enactors and experience colonial music and dance
Saturday at Historic Halifax

A celebration of Revolutionary War music and dance in Halfiax, behind-the-scenes Battleship tours in Wilmington and a mountain militia muster in Weaverville are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The fun and learning start Thursday when the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort hosts an informal lunchtime chat about a French merchant ship’s role in the American Revolution. Later that day, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at its 1888 steam-powered fire engine and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem will host a special screening of a series of films by artist Kevin Jerome Everson in conjunction with its Gather Round exhibition of Everson’s work.

Friday, visitors to the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort can learn how to surf fish from an expert, while the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh shows the Wilmington-filmed thriller Maximum Overdrive as part of its Starring North Carolina! movie series. The N.C. Museum of Art will screen the 1950 thriller Gun Crazy across town.

Revolutionary War-era music, dance and special tours will be offered at Historic Halifax Saturday to celebrate the release of a new book set in the northeastern North Carolina town, while Historic Edenton will showcase another round of yoga classes overlooking the picturesque Albemarle Sound. In Wilmington, the Battleship North Carolina will host exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of unrestored sections of the ship.

Back in Raleigh, the N.C. Museum of History will offer guided tours of its beautiful outdoor agriculture exhibit and teaches kids about North Carolina’s rich tradition of pottery before helping them make a clay-based craft of their own. In the evening, the N.C. Museum of Art will have hors d’oeuvres and live music to celebrate its new exhibition of small-format paintings by Dutch and Flemish masters.

The weekend wraps up Sunday with a concert of old-time banjo music and traditional songs at the N.C. Museum of History and an afternoon of family activities at the Museum of the Albemarle in conjunction with the city-wide Walk for Hunger.

Throughout the weekend, New Bern‘s Tryon Palace will have free garden admission and a heritage plant sale in conjunction with city-wide MUMfest celebration and Vance Birthplace in Weaverville will come alive with the sights and sounds of a mountain militia camp during the Revolutionary War.

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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Claudette Colbert in Sleep, My Love, which will be screened Friday at the N.C. Museum of Art.

From traditional boat building to behind-the-scenes tours of a battleship to panning for gold, there’s truly something for everyone this weekend at the venues of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

Start your weekend off tonight at SECCA in Winston-Salem with an exploration of how public art has empowered youth in the Triad. On Friday, journey back into the colonial era at Alamance Battleground in Burlington, where military and civilian reenactors will be on hand doing a variety of demonstrations, or head to Tryon Palace in New Bern for garden tours and a heritage plant show.

Friday afternoon, the Museum of Albemarle in Elizabeth City will offer kids and their parents the chance to make crafts related to a mysterious local tale. Later in the evening, the Museum of Art in Raleigh will present a poetry slam and a screening of the 1948 film Sleep, My Love as part of its “Femme Fatale” movie series.

All day Saturday, Reed Gold Mine in Midland will host traditional craftsmen to show visitors what life was like when John Reed owned the mine in the 19th century. The N.C. Museum of Art will show families several artists whose work focuses the autumn season and then give them time to create work inspired by the fall colors. The Maritime Museum in Beaufort will let visitors try their hand at traditional boat building carpentry, while the Battleship North Carolina will give visitors the chance to see the ship behind-the-scenes.

Sunday will be filled with traditional music. The Outliers will play at the Museum of History in Raleigh, while the Old Fort Pickers Band will jam on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum all afternoon.

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