Posts Tagged ‘Mother’s Day’

Mother’s Day is two days away and you still don’t know what to do to make your mom feel special this year. Don’t’ panic! We have a few last minutes ideas that will make both you and your mom happy this year:

1. Take you mom for tea and a garden tour at Tryon Palace.



Tickets are going fast for this unique experience, but there are still several spots open, especially during the 12:30 p.m. time slot.


2. Learn to weave with pine needles side-by-side with your mom Sunday at Town Creek Indian Mound.



Remember when you were kid and you made those Mother’s Day cards in school? Relive the glory days by discovering how to practice this traditional craft.


3. Explore seven pieces of art in the N.C. Museum of Art’s collection related to the theme of motherhood.



Don’t forget to stop by the museum’s Iris restaurant for a special lunch while you’re there.


4. Join the N.C. Museum of History for a Mother’s Day concert with The Buck Stops Here.


Your mom will love the group’s unique sound that blends traditional and old-time music with original songs and tunes.


5. Give your mom the gift of North Carolina culture.



From tickets to the acclaimed Starring, North Carolina! exhibit or one of North Carolina’s best arts events to unique Tar Heel crafts you can find at the N.C. Museum of Art’s gift shop, our museums, historic sites and other programs all offer something your mom is guaranteed to love.

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The kick off to a 166-mile commemorative walk in New Bern, a celebration of National Train Day complete with a bouncy house in Spencer and the chance to meet figures from North Carolina’s Civil War history in Raleigh 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 15 suggestions to help you make the most of your time:

1. Hear about New Bern during the Civil War and wish a re-enactor well as he sets off for a 166-mile walk across North Carolina from Tryon Palace Sunday.



2. Meet figures from North Carolina’s Civil War history when a period camp comes to life on the grounds of the State Capitol in Raleigh Saturday.



3. Explore the often-overlooked World War II history of Kure Beach‘s Fort Fisher Saturday,when the site comes alive with period re-enactors and displays artifacts from the conflict.



4. Celebrate National Train Day Saturday with special train rides, tours, crafts and living history demonstrations at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer.



5. Join Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo for a day of fun featuring face painting, blocks and bubbles, ice cream, art making and more Friday.



6. Remember the sacrifice made by British sailors off the coast of North Carolina at War Grave Ceremonies organized by the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Thursday in Buxton and Friday in Oracoke.



7. Have tea and cakes after taking a special tour of the John Wright Stanly House to celebrate Mother’s Day Sunday at Tryon Palace in New Bern.



8. Spend your Saturday celebrating historic preservation with the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh by talking with experts who have helped save North Carolina’s treasures and checking out the museum’s Rural Revival exhibition.



9. Learn how to weave a pine needle basket Sunday at Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead.



10. See the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by students from the UNC School of Arts with the music of the N.C. Symphony in the background Thursday inChapel Hill and Friday and Saturday in Raleigh.



11. Take a walk through the park at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh Saturday, and thenmake sketches of what you saw with your kids.



12. Hear about some of the ways commerce affects art during a talk Thursday at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem.



13. Discover the history of music during the Civil War Saturday at the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville.



14. Make a time capsule with your kids at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh Saturday.



15. Create your own Mother’s Day tour of N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh Sunday by browsing some of the museum’s works related to motherhood.



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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