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Musket and cannon fire will fill the air Saturday and Sunday as Fort Dobbs demonstrates 18th century camp life in Statesville

Performances of slave narratives in Durham, a French and Indian War living history in Statesville and programs for preschoolers across the state are just a few of the opportunities for family fun you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The weekend fun starts Thursday morning when staff from the N.C. Museum of History in  Raleigh will read the story A New Coat for Anna and take kids for a visit to one of the museum’s galleries, while across town the N.C. Museum of Art will offer a hands-on craft program for preschoolers focused on places in art. Later in the day, the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will give a special, behind-the-scenes tour of Morehead City’s port, and the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville will present a fascinating lecture on African Americans in the military.

Friday the fun continues with a pirate-themed program for preschoolers at the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, and two different programs celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City — one for preschoolers and the other for elementary and middle school-aged children. In Raleigh, the N.C. Museum of Art will also give you the chance to try your hand at archaeology and show the Hitchcock classic To Catch a Thief.

Saturday, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will offer two more great programs, a screening of the movie The Cat in the Hat and a bonsai workshop, while Sunday the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer will offer the first of its At The Throttle program, which gives visitors the chance to get behind the “wheel” of a train.

Throughout the weekend, Statesville‘s Fort Dobbs will commemorate the 254th anniversary of the attack on Fort Dobbs with a living history programDurham‘s Historic Stagville will present critically-acclaimed performances of impactful slave narratives in Let Them Be Heard and Winston-Salem‘s Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) will showcase the work of young writers.

The N.C. Symphony will also perform Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, while the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will offer family-friendly tours, complete with activities for the kids.

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This weekend is your last chance to see the Porsche by Design exhibition at the N.C. Museum of Art. Don’t miss it!

Behind-the-scenes tours of the State Capitol in Raleigh, a free day at Tryon Palace in New Bern and a Civil War living history program at the CSS Neuse in Kinston are just a few of the opportunities for family fun you’ll find this weekend at our historic sites and museums.

The weekend fun starts Thursday, when the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh presents another installment in its Storytime in the Gallery series, and continues Friday when the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort offers a program for preschoolers on dolphins and whales. Later Friday, the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will put on a screening of On the Town in addition to more installments of its Art in the Evening and Friday Night Sound Bites series.

Saturday, the family fun continues in New Bern, where admission to most parts of Tryon Palace will be free, and in Raleigh where the State Capitol will offer a behind-the-scenes tour. Later that afternoon, the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville will present a program on African song, dance and storytelling, while Civil War costumed interpreters will bring the CSS Neuse in Kinston alive for a living history program and symposium on the Underwriter Expedition.

Also Saturday, Historic Bath will host a lecture on famed furniture maker Thomas Day’s older brother, as the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport reopens one of its exhibits with a new focus on African Americans for Black History Month.

Throughout the weekend, the N.C. Symphony will play concerts of Beethoven’s 5th in SalisburyHenderson and New Bern, while the N.C. Museum of Art presents family-friendly tours and hosts the final weekend of its Porsche by Design exhibition in Raleigh.

For more information on these and other events, please visit NCCulture.com.

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Santa Trains

Unsure of what to do this weekend with your Thanksgiving guests?  Our historic sites and museums are offering a number of great programs to help you fight cabin fever and get in the holiday spirit.

  • Saturday, the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will put on an Art Cars Meetup in the parking lot along Blue Ridge Road. Admission is free and some of the highlights will include juried art cars from across the country, live music, great food and a kids play zone.
  • The N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer will offer the first round of its Santa Trains and Cookies and Coco with Santa programs.
  • Sunday, Somerset Place in Creswell will host its annual Holiday Open House. Visitors will find the historic plantation decorated for the season and a variety of homemade seasonal sweets and hot spice tea offered.
  • Throughout the weekend, the N.C. Symphony will play the first of Holiday Pops concerts in Raleigh. Each concert will feature a sing-along, a visit from jolly old St. Nick and a sprinkling of “snow” to get people in the holiday spirit.

The holiday weekend is also a great time to visit any of our sites and museums. Most of our historic sites and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art will close Thursday and Friday for the holiday and be open on regular schedule after that.

Tryon Palace, Roanoke Island Festival Park, the N.C. Transportation Museum and the N.C. Museum of Art will only be closed on Thursday, and the Battleship North Carolina will be open on Thanksgiving from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. and on a regular schedule throughout the rest of the weekend.

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Join SECCA in Winston-Salem for a new exhibit examining graphic design.

A new exhibition focusing on graphic design, a family history fair and a program on Victorian mourning traditions are just a few of the opportunities for family fun you’ll find this weekend with historic sites and museums of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The weekend fun starts tomorrow with another installment of the N.C. Museum of History’s popular Storytime in the Gallery series in Raleigh, and continues Friday when the N.C. Museum of Art, also in Raleigh, will offer free food, musical performances and activities as part of its College Night. Also Friday, the Museum of Art will screen the film Car Crazy, while Duke Homestead in Durham will give visitors the chance to experience Victorian mourning traditions and customs through Widows and Wakes, a guided candlelight program.

In Fayetteville, the Museum of the Cape Fear will offer Halloween-themed tours of the Poe House and host a Jack-O-Lantern contest, while the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem will host a preview party for its new exhibition, Graphic Design: Now  in Production.

Saturday, SECCA will officially open the Graphic Design: Now in Production exhibition to the public, and host Doug Powell, a designer with IBM, for the first lecture in a series associated with the exhibition. Throughout the day, the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer will present games, special train rides and trick-or-treating just in time for Halloween.

Also Saturday, the State Archives and State Library will host the 2nd Annual Family History Fair with a special focus on DNA’s increasing role in genealogy, while the N.C. Museum of Art will host a family program focusing on textile design. Both events are in Raleigh. The Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville will present another round of Halloween tours in addition to an opportunity for kids to trick-or-treat and costume contest.

Toward the east, Historic Bath will offer ghost tours of North Carolina’s first town, while the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport will present ghost stories, activities for kids and refreshments as part of its Halloween Ghost Ship program. And Aycock Birthplace in Fremont will celebrate the anniversary of the school that is part of the site with an education-related living history program.

The weekend fun wraps up Sunday with a tour of Asheville’s historic Riverside Cemetery hosted by the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, a concert by David Holt and Will McIntyre to benefit the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort and a program by the Pasquotank High School Percussion Band at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City.

Throughout the weekend, the N.C. Symphony will present concerts of Mozart and Beethoven in Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Southern Pines.

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Join Horne Creek Farm Saturday for its annual Cornshucking Frolic

Join Horne Creek Farm Saturday for its annual Cornshucking Frolic

A Civil War living history program in Four Oaks, an exploration of home movies in Raleigh and a fall festival in Pinnacle are just of the few of the opportunities for family fun you’ll find this weekend at the historic sites and museums of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The fun starts Friday night with Halloween-themed tours of the 1897 Poe House at the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville, and a screening of the film Two-Lane Blacktop at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh.

Saturday, the State Archives will host Triangle Home Day in Raleigh, where attendees can share and talk about their home movies, while across town the N.C. Museum of Art will host a European car meet up in conjunction with its Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed exhibition. Bentonville Battlefield in Four Oaks will offer a fall festival and living history program featuring wagon rides, carnival games based on 19th-century games, a corn shucking competition, a quilt contest and more.

Also Saturday, Somerset Place in Creswell will offer a Civil War living history program focusing on the medicine of the era, while in the west the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer will host an antique car show. Horne Creek Farm in Pinnacle will also offer its Cornshucking Frolic complete with living history demonstrations, storytelling, food and games, while the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville will host an 8k road race fundraiser.

The weekend fun wraps up Sunday with a screening of the film The Admiral at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, and a family fun day focusing on design down the street at the N.C. Museum of Art.

This weekend is also your last chance to check out the Queen Anne’s Revenge traveling exhibit at Historic Edenton. The exhibit is open for public view Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Enjoy free garden admission and a heritage plant sale at Tryon Palace as part of MUMfest this weekend

Enjoy free garden admission and a heritage plant sale at Tryon Palace as part of MUMfest this weekend

A sleepover under the stars in Mount Gilead, a celebration of mums in New Bern and a display of Porsches of Raleigh are just a few of the chances for family fun for you to discover this weekend at our historic sites and museums.

The weekend at Cultural Resources starts Thursday with another installment of the N.C. Museum of History’s popular Storytime in the Gallery series in Raleigh, while Tryon Palace in New Bern will host a lecture on noted African American attorney and public servant George Henry White. It continues Friday in Spencer where the N.C. Transportation Museum will host a day full of programs for home school students and their parents.

Saturday, the much-anticipated Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed exhibition will open at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh. The museum will be offering several programs throughout the weekend in conjunction with opening, including:

Also Saturday, Historic Stagville in Durham will host special tours of the Hart and Horton Houses, while Historic Bath offers 90-minute walking ghost tours of North Carolina’s oldest town and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville hosts writer Dale Neal for a talk and book signing. Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead will host a movie screening, community campfire and sleepover at the site in honor of International Observe the Moon Night, while the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort, will host an overnight program honoring veterans.

The weekend fun wraps up Sunday with a concert of traditional Russian-Romany music at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, while Joseph McGill will lecture on the Slave Dwelling Project at Historic Stagville in Durham.

Throughout the weekend, the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville will start to celebrate Halloween with a decorated Poe House, while the N.C. Symphony will play concerts of the music of famed movie composer John Williams in Fayetteville, Raleigh and Wilmington and Tryon Palace participates in the New Bern-wide MUMfest street festival with free garden admission and a heritage plant sale.

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Celebrate the harvest season old-school style at
Bennett Place Saturday and Sunday

Bluegrass programs in Raleigh, a glimpse of life on the 18th century North Carolina frontier in Statesville and a street festival-style community day in Old Fort are just a few of the great programs offered by our historic sites and museums this weekend.

The fun starts this evening with a lecture and poetry reading by North Carolina’s poet laureate at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum in Sedalia. Later in the evening, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will host two bluegrass programs in conjunction with the World of Bluegrass event: an exploration of the music of the American South and an open bluegrass jam session.

Friday, the N.C. Museum of History will present another bluegrass program focused on the three-finger picking style, while the N.C. Museum of Art, also in Raleigh, will screen Kiss Me Deadly (1955) as a part of its ongoing series of car-themed film presentations. In Elizabeth City, the Museum of the Albemarle will offer a pumpkin-themed art workshop.

Teachers and their families can enjoy free and discounted admission to Tryon Palace in New Bern, Saturday as the Palace hosts its Fall Family and Teacher’s Day. Also on the coast Saturday, the Museum of the Albemarle will host a program on historic postcards, giving visitors the chance to experience Elizabeth City past and present at the same time. Toward the Piedmont, the State Capitol in Raleigh will host a workshop on architectural photography, while Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead will put on its annual Dog Day and K-9 5K.

The weekend wraps up Sunday with the opening a of new photography exhibit on American consumer culture at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh and a community festival at the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort, complete with inflatable rides, fire trucks, games, face painting and free food.

Throughout the weekend, the N.C. Symphony will play concerts of Big Band classics in Raleigh with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, while Bennett Place in Durham will celebrate the fall season with a harvest festival and farmer’s market. Toward the west, the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer will offer more Day Out with Thomas programs, while Fort Dobbs in Statesville will showcase life on the frontier with its fall living history program.

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