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Join Historic Stagville for a celebration of blues and gospel music Saturday

A new multimedia exhibit in Winston-Salem, storytelling from the Jim Crow South in New Bern and a festival of African American music in Durham are just a few of the opportunities for family fun you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The weekend kicks off Thursday with two great programs for kids. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem will showcase art made by kids at a local children’s hospital and help kids make some art of their own on site, and the Museum of Albemarle in Elizabeth City will show Finding Nemo as part of its summer movies for kids series. Tryon Palace in New Bern will host African American storyteller Elisha Minter for an evening stories, photos and foot-stomping music from the Jim Crow era South.

Friday will bring two great opportunities to see and explore the North Carolina coast. The N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will offer take you aboard a Duke University research vessel to explore local marine life, while the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport will host a sunset cruise focusing on the history of the region. Back in the Piedmont, the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will show the critically-acclaimed film Her as SECCA in Winston-Salem opens a new multimedia exhibition that examines the concept of life in the art of Neil Goldberg.

Saturday, the Maritime Museum in Southport will offer another installment of its popular bike tours that highlight the history of its hometown, while Historic Stagville in Durham will present live performances of gospel and blues music in the shadow of its picturesque historic buildings. Just down the road in Raleigh, the N.C. Museum of Art will offer free, interactive tours for families of the colorful prints in the Estampas de la raza and the children’s book illustrations in the Tall Tales and Huge Hearts exhibits. Later in the day, the Museum of Art will present a concert of Renaissance music and a performance by Grammy Award-winning children’s musician Dan Zanes.

This weekend is your last chance to see Mail Call at Tryon Palace in New Bern. This unique exhibit from the Smithsonian showcases military mail and communications from the American Revolution to current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This weekend is also your last chance check out the American Dance Festival in Durham and the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro. Both of these awe-inspiring annual events are featured on the N.C. Arts Council’s list of the Tar Heel State’s top summer performing arts experiences.

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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Explore the medical side of the Civil War Saturday
at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach

The weekend fun starts Thursday with two great programs in Raleigh. The N.C. Museum of History will host another installment of its Storytime in the Gallery series, while the N.C. Museum of Art will offer a tour and hands-on activity for preschoolers and their parents.

Friday, the Museum of Art in Raleigh will host a number of programs including a screening of On the Waterfront,  tours focusing on the art of design, a special Porsche by Design tech talk and tour and the weekly Art in the Evening program. The N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will also host its annual Clam Chowder Cookoff fundraiser Friday.

Saturday, the action shifts to the coast as Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City offers three great programs:

Also Saturday, Fort Fisher in Kure Beach will commemorate the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher with a living history program focused on the medical practices of the Civil War. Re-enactors will discuss medical instruments of the period, infantry and cannon demonstrations will be featured and several authors will give talks on North Carolina and the Civil War.

The weekend wraps up Sunday with the screening of the documentary “Freedom Riders” at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.

Throughout the weekend, the N.C. Symphony will offer multimedia performances of Gershwin’s work and a special concert featuring Hilary Hahn in Raleigh.

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