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The grand opening of the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center in Kinston, the chance to meet Tar Heel sports legends in Raleigh and a look at the scandalous side of the Stanly family in New Bern are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources this weekend.

Here are 8 suggestions to help you make the most of your time:

1. Celebrate the grand opening of the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center in Kinston Saturday with lectures, musical performances and living history demonstrations.
2. Make a miniature paper garden at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh Sunday.
3. Hear scandalous stories from Stanly family’s history Friday at Tryon Palace in New Bern
4. Sing and dance along to the down home sound of Barleycorn & Rye during a concert at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh Sunday.
5. Discover the magic of Mozart with your kids during special family-friendly performances by the N.C. Symphony Saturday in Raleigh and Sunday in New Bern.
6. Bring a personal object that means something to you, share a story about it and help make a giant bundle dedicated to healing throughout the weekend at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem.
7. Hear about athletic careers past and present from some of our state’s sports legends Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.
8. Celebrate North Carolina’s coastal and culinary heritage with Beaufort Food and Wine Saturday at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort.
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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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Meet Redcoats and get other glimpses into what life was like during
the Revolutionary War Saturday in Edenton

Revolutionary War weapons demonstrations in Edenton, a showcase of Civil War camp life in Durham and a rare view of the 13th Amendment in Kinston are just of few of the opportunities for fun and discovery offered by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources this weekend.

Friday, the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville will offer the first round of its annual summer Arsenal Park tours, focusing on the rich Civil War history of the museum’s property, while the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will offer a cruise exploring the marine life of the Crystal Coast region. The N.C. Museum of Art in  Raleigh will screen the funny and poignant film Enough Said. In Kinston, the N.C. Symphony will play a free concert of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and in Goldsboro, the N.C. Arts Council and the Arts Council of Wayne County present a showcase of local musicians and readings from the fantastic African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina guidebook.

Visitors to Historic Edenton Saturday will be able to meet Redcoat and Patriot soldiers, watch weapons demonstrations and experience camp life during the site’s fun-filled historical day focused on the Revolutionary War. In Southport, the N.C. Maritime Museum will offer bicycle tours focusing on this history of its hometown, while the 13th Amendment will make a rare appearance at the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center in Kinston.

In Raleigh, staff from the N.C. Museum of History will tell tales of Blackbeard and other buccaneers while kids have the chance to make pirate-themed crafts. The museum will also present a panel discussion on pottery and the craft’s deep history in the Tar Heel state. Across town, the N.C. Museum of Art will show the fun film Saving Mr. Banks, which tells the story of the making of Mary Poppins, while across the state in Asheville, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial will host Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti for an original reading.

Throughout the weekend, the N.C. Symphony will play two distinct concerts of Mozart’s finest pieces in Cary, and Bennett Place in Durham will showcase Civil War camp life during its interactive living history program.

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Celebrate Ciinco de Mayo with the Museum of the Albemarle
Saturday in Elizabeth City

Two looks at history preservation in Raleigh, a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Elizabeth City and performances of some of Mozart’s most popular music across the state are just a few of the opportunities for fun you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The weekend gets off to a theatrical start Friday, when the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will present a dramatic production based on the real story of newly liberated slaves abandoned in Georgia during Gen. Sherman’s historic March to the Sea.

Saturday, discover how archaeologists, preservationists and curators work to save our state’s treasures at the N.C. Museum of History, and find out what it took to move a Civil War plantation several miles with a film screening of Moving Midway with a discussion after by the writer. In the west, motorcycles throughout history will be on display at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer, while at the coast, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will have food and craft vendors, dancing, cooking demonstrations, music and more to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the opening of its new Al Norte al Norte photo exhibit.

Sunday will bring another exhibit opening, this one at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh. The exhibit focuses on the theme of motherhood in items from the museum’s permanent collection. Later in the day, the Museum of the Albemarle will take a fictionalized look at Elizabeth City as it hosts renowned local author William Dunstan for a fascinating lecture and book signing.

Throughout the weekend, the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville will present productions of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on the Poe House back lawn, while the N.C. Symphony will play crowd favorites by Stauss and Mozart in Southern Pines, Raleigh, Wilmington and New Bern.

This weekend is also a great time to check out our traveling exhibit of treasures from Blackbeard’s flagship, currently on display at Aycock Birthplace in Fremont, and the Face to Face Civil War exhibit at Tryon Palace in New Bern.

Check out our calendar for more on these and other events, and a enjoy a great North Carolina weekend! If you’d like to receive our weekend event roundups in your email, you can sign up on our website.

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