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Celebrate the arrival of spring this Saturday with special train rides, crafts and more at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer

Anew exhibit on New Bern’s occupation, a spring kickoff in Spencer and a Civil War living history focused on conscripts in Four Oaks are just a few of the fun family-friendly programs you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The fun starts Thursday with three great programs for preschoolers. In Raleigh, the N.C. Museum of History will read the story Swamp Angel and take kids on visit to one of the museum’s galleries, and the N.C. Museum of Art will offer an exciting, hands-on program focused on animals, while at the coast, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will give little ones the chance to see what it’s like to be an archaeologist. Later in the day, the Pres. James K. Polk Historic Site in Pineville will come alive with the smells and tastes of the past as it hosts historical cooking demonstrations.

Friday, the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will give visitors an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at boat building past and present with special tours of its Watercraft Center and a local modern boat factory, while the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will show the wacky Bollywood film Bluffmaster and offer visitors the chance to explore the museum at night with live music as a backdrop.

Special streamliners will roll into Spencer Saturday for the N.C. Transportation Museum’s street festival style Spring Kickoff. The event will include special displays, kids’ activities, storytelling and the chance to see the restoration of a DC-3 as it happens.

Also Saturday, the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington will offer special tours focused on the ship’s impressive power plant, Aycock Birthplace in Fremont will be open for a day of kite flying and the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will explore North Carolina’s rich tradition of pottery through live demonstrations and talks from experts. In the morning, Tryon Palace will open its fascinating new exhibit on New Bern‘s occupation during the Civil War, while, in the evening, Mount Gilead‘s Town Creek Indian Mound will offer an engaging astronomy program. The site was recently rated as one of the best places in North Carolina to see the stars by Our State Magazine.

The weekend wraps up Sunday when the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh hosts a special concert of the music of eastern European Jews and the N.C. Museum of History, also inRaleighscreens the documentary Slavery by Another Name and hosts UNC-Chapel Hill’s W. Fitzhugh Brundage for a talk on forced labor after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Throughout the weekend, Tryon Palace in New Bern will offer special tours, crafts and a photo booth where you can dress in 19th century clothes as part of its Civil War Weekend, while cannon fire and costumed interpreters portraying conscripted soldiers willcommemorate the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville in Four Oaks. The N.C. Symphony will also perform concerts with Rhiannon Giddens and the Carolina Chocolate Drops in Raleigh.

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

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Join the State Capitol Saturday as its hosts local authors and leaders for an African American Read-In to celebrate Black History Month

Performances of slave narratives in Durham, a meet-and-greet with North Carolina artists in Raleigh and celebrations of African American music in Elizabeth City 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 morning in Raleigh, when staff from the N.C. Museum of History will read the stories Shoes and Alligator Shoes and take kids for a visit to one of the museum’s galleries. In the evening, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem will show the film Sign Painters, while Tryon Palace in New Bern will present a musical lecture by the vocalist from 12 Years a Slave. Historic Bath will also screen a movie on the life of Jackie Robinson, while Aycock Birthplace in Fremont will present a lecture on Rosenwald Schools at Wayne Community College.

Friday, SECCA will host a lecture by Andrew Blauvelt, one of the organizers of its Graphic Design: Now in Production exhibition in Winston-Salem. In Raleigh, the N.C. Museum of Art will show the film Chico and Rita; offer the chance to explore the museum’s galleries at night with food, wine and live music; and host a meet-and-greet with North Carolina artists.

Saturday, Raleigh will be abuzz with activity as

In Elizabeth City, the Museum of the Albemarle will also offer African American music programs in the morning and evening, and a program on Rosenwald Schools in the afternoon.

Saturday also marks the opening of two new exhibits. Our travelling exhibit of artifacts from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge will make its debut at Reed Gold Mine in Midland, while Cedars in the Pines, an exhibit exploring North Carolina’s Lebanese heritage will open at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.

Sunday, the weekend wraps up with the opening of Bull City Summer, a multimedia exhibition at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh centering around Durham’s legendary baseball team and performances by African American choirs and the chance to meet local African American collectors at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City.

Several programs will also be offered throughout the weekend:

This weekend is also your last chance to see the Graphic Design: Now in Production exhibition at SECCA in Winston-Salem.

For more information on these and other events, please visit NCCulture.com.

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Journey back in time to the Civil War homefront
Saturday at Bentonville Battlefield

With nearly 20 events from the N.C. Maritime Museum in the east to Horne Creek Farm in the west, the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources offers you and your family plenty of ways to experience North Carolina arts, history and culture.

Begin your weekend early tonight with a contemporary concert at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, or a screening of the film The Man from Snowy River at Historic Bath.

Friday morning, take a guided kayak tour of saltwater marshes and sand bars with the staff of the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort, or learn about how you can preserve the historical items your family owns at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. In the afternoon, head to Elizabeth City to decorate a pumpkin with your kids at the Museum of the Albemarle. Things get spookier Friday night, with Halloween-themed tours of the Poe House at the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville, walk-throughs of  the truly frightful haunted Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington and a murder mystery dinner at the Maritime Museum in Southport.

Saturday, the team of the Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck project will host Blackbeard-themed games, entertainment and educational activities at the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, while the Horne Creek Living Historical Farm in Pinnacle will present its annual fall festival complete with cloggers, apple cider and living history demonstrations. Visitors can also transport themselves back to the Civil War homefront at Bentonville Battefield in Four Oaks, experience the coast’s colonial past first-hand at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson in Winnabow or bring their old home movies to the State Archives in Raleigh for viewing. The day will round out with an antique auto show at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer, a classic radio-themed theater performance at Tryon Palace in New Bern and a “Sleepover Under the Stars” at Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead.

The N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will host a community celebration in conjunction with the opening of its new Still-Life Masterpieces exhibition Sunday. Also Sunday, Historic Stagville in Durham will present a lecture on African-American genealogy and Rob Christensen, the political columnist at the News & Observer, will give a talk on famous Tar Heel political commercials at the N.C. Museum of History.

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