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Two movies under the stars in Raleigh, a celebration of old time music in West Jefferson and a new exhibit of historic bicycles in Spencer are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

Here are seven things we have on our weekend agenda:

1. See a movie under the stars at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh. The museum will be showing two recent favorites this weekend: The Theory of Everything on Friday and Birdman on Saturday.



2. Enjoy the soothing sounds of traditional mountain music at the Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention in West Jefferson throughout the weekend.



3. Watch a performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest at the Museum of the Cape Fear inFayetteville.





5. Dive deep into the life of controversial Civil War General Braxton Bragg during a lecture Saturday at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach.



6. Join Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead Saturday for a 5k run and walk to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.



7. Check out a new exhibit of historical bicycles open throughout the weekend at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer.



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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The North Carolina Maps Project  is a dream for map lovers, and really, who isn’t?   Featuring maps from three of the state’s largest map collections — the North Carolina State Archives, the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the Outer Banks History CenterNorth Carolina Maps provides an unprecedented level of access to these materials.

Nearly two-thirds of the maps available online are from the State Archives and the Outer Banks History Center, and as of this morning, there are more than 3,000 maps available.  And, because multi-page maps count as single maps in the item count, the actual number of scans available on the site is even more impressive… 6,682.


Here are the numbers by repository:

  • State Archives: 1,793
  • North Carolina Collection: 1,054
  • Outer Banks History Center: 119


Maps in the collection range in date from the late 1500s to 2000, and include detailed maps for each of North Carolina’s one hundred counties. 

“North Carolina Maps is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina.

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