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Help beautify our Civil War historic sites across the state with Civil War Park Day

Pirates and gold panning in Midland, a new sculpture exhibition in Winston-Salem and outdoor cleanup at Civil War sites across the state are just a few of the opportunities for fun you can find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The weekend gets off to a busy start Friday, as SECCA hosts the RiverRun International Film Festival‘s opening night in Winston-Salem and the N.C. Museum of Art offers visitors the chance to explore its galleries at night against the backdrop of live music in Raleigh. Also Friday, the Museum of the Albemarle will show art created during its programs as part of Elizabeth City‘s First Friday Art Walk and DCR’s Office of Archives and History will sponsor lectures on the War of 1812 in Salisbury.

Saturday, Reed Gold Mine in Midland will inspire you to learn about pirates and try your hand at panning for gold, while the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer will host a special day for Boy Scouts, complete with the chance to roam around inside a DC-3 and earn an Aviation Merit Badge. The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will give families the chance to make a critter-themed craft, while the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh screens a film on life of Cesar Chavez and Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead, one of the state’s best sites for stargazing, holds an astronomy program.

Saturday is also Civil War Park Day, a national program aimed at preserving our nation’s Civil War sites. Bennett Place in Durham, Bentonville Battlefield in Four Oaks, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson in Winnabow, Fort Fisher in Kure Beach and the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport are all looking for volunteers to help them beautify their properties, and they’ll all be providing free refreshments and t-shirts to anyone who lends a helping hand.

The weekend wraps up Sunday when Tryon Palace in New Bern will host the Eastern North Carolina Bridal Show.

This weekend is also your first chance to check out a new exhibition at SECCA in Winston-Salem that explores humor through sculpture. North Carolina is also home to three great book and film festivals this weekend. The N.C. Literary Festival in Raleigh, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham and RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem are all sure to delight.

For more information on these and other events, please visit NCCulture.com. Enjoy a fun North Carolina weekend!

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