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Celebrate Native American culture at the N.C. Museum of History
all day Saturday.

Traditional Native American dancers, blacksmithing and naval military demonstrations and a 5K family fun run are just a few of the offerings of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources this weekend.

The weekend fun starts tonight with another installment of Historic Bath’s historical film series in Bath and a live performance of a Thomas’s Wolfe short story at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville.

Saturday begins early with a 5K family fun run and walk to raise money for holiday gifts for needy children at Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead. Also Saturday morning the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will kick off its holiday season with a craft workshop. Later in the day, the Museum will host a discussion on segregated schools during the first half of the 20th century.

In Raleigh, the N.C. Museum of History will host its annual American Indian Heritage Celebration complete with traditional and contemporary artists, dancers and performers, while Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo will host the 15th Annual Manteo Rotary Rockfish Rodeo fishing tournament. The N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will offer a day-long class in traditional boat building.

All weekend long, Tryon Palace in New Bern will present programs on Civil War life, while the CSS Neuse in Kinston will host a naval-themed living history program. The N.C. Symphony will perform music from Mozart and Shostakovich in Raleigh and Chapel Hill.

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