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Stargazing with an African twist in Durham, an exploration of African American sailors during the Civil War in Southport and a day of free admission to Tryon Palace in New Bern are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

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

1. Hear African folklore about the night sky and peer through telescopes to take a tour of the stars Friday at Historic Stagville in Durham.



2. In New Bern, explore Tryon Palace’s historic buildings and gardens for free Saturday.



3. Relax and enjoy a concert of some of the best of bluegrass Saturday at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem.



4. Join the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh for a screening of the 1947 film Pitch a Boogie Woogie Saturday. The movies was the first made by a production company based in North Carolina and stars an all-black cast.



5. Discover the similarities between the visual arts and jazz of the 20th century with a gallery tour and chamber music concert, Sunday at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh.



6. See North Carolina history through photographer Hugh Morton’s eyes and learn about his life during a free lecture at Tryon Palace in New Bern Saturday.



7. Hear the stories of men who escaped enslavement and enlisted in the Union Navy Saturday at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport.



8. Enjoy concerts of masterpieces by Mozart and Beethoven as performed by the N.C. Symphony throughout the weekend in Raleigh and New Bern.


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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