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A new exhibit on “North Carolina’s favorite son” in Raleigh, a living history birthday celebration for our nation’s 11th president in Pineville and a fall festival in Kings Mountain are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Here are 14 things our weekend to-do list:

1. Discover how the son of a Charlotte dairy farmer became a worldwide ambassador of the Gospel at North Carolina’s Favorite Son, a new exhibit exploring the life of Billy Graham, opening Friday at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.



2. See what childhood life was like for the 11th president of the United States Saturday during a living history celebration at the President James K. Polk Memorial in Pineville.



3. Explore the history behind one of our state’s most famous shipwrecks Thursday at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras.



4. Get tips and tricks for jumpstarting your genealogy project during Ancestry Day hosted by the State Archives and State Library Saturday in Raleigh.



Celebrate fall at Crowders Mountain State Park in Kings Mountain Saturday with music, food and the chance to meet live animals.



6. Meet a National Geographic explorer and learn about the fight to save the fossa, Madagascar’s top predator, from extinction during a lecture Thursday at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.



7. Hear the story of the final surrender of the Civil War during a lecture Friday at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort.



8. Enjoy concerts of Beethoven’s 8th Symphony as performed by the N.C. Symphony Friday and Saturday in Raleigh.



9. Talk with the scientists and historians who have been doing archaeological work at House in the Horseshoe in Sanford Saturday, and enjoy a range of related activities for the whole family.



10. Listen to author Tom Patterson read from his new memoir, MADE in the SHADE: Cultural Adventures of a Fledgling Writer, Thursday at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem.



11. Sample local beers while watching the documentary “Brewconomy” on North Carolina beers Friday at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.



12. Take your kids to Mayo River State Park in Mayodan Saturday to become a junior ranger.





14. Feast your eyes on food-related works of art during family-friendly tours of the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh Saturday and Sunday.



Check out DNCR’s calendar for more information on these and other events, and a enjoy a great North Carolina weekend!

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