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Try your hand at tobacco tying Saturday at Duke Homestead’s
Harvest and Hornworm Festival

A celebration of the harvest in Durham, musket and cannon fire in Statesville and the words of Thomas Wolfe intertwined with mountain music in Asheville are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The weekend kicks off Friday when the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will celebrate the end of summer with live music, gourmet popsicles and champagne, while the N.C. Museum of History, also in Raleigh, will kick off its Starring North Carolina film series byshowing Bull Durham. Also Friday, the popular Cedars in the Pines exhibit exploring Lebanese life in North Carolina will open at Tryon Palace in New Bern.

Saturday in Raleigh, staff from the State Library will celebrate Tar Heel history by telling some of its stranger stories through panel discussions and activities for kids at the N.C. Museum of History. At the same time, the Museum of History will help kids make a critter-themed craft and teach them about the boll weevil bug and its effect on agriculture, while the N.C. Museum of Art will help kids and families make a one-of-a-kind journal before taking them on a journey through the Museum Park. In Durham, Duke Homestead will celebrate the arrival of fall with demonstrations of historic tobacco harvesting, stringing and curing, kids activities, food and live music.

New Bern‘s Tryon Palace will let kids see what school was like during the 1800s before hosting local jewelry artist Alice Bilello for demonstrations of her craft and displaying sculpture throughout the N.C. History Center as part of New Bern’s city-wide ArtWalk. Elsewhere in the east, Historic Edenton will offer a yoga class on the picturesque lawn of the 1767 Chowan Courthouse and the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport will put on bicycle tours highlighting the history of its hometown.

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville will feature recitations of Thomas Wolfe’s work against the backdrop of mountain music by some of the region’s best artists including fiddler Bobby Hicks and vocalist Doc Cudd.

The weekend wraps up Sunday when the N.C. Museum of History features the smooth bluegrass sounds of Asheville duo Grits and Soul in its Raleigh garden.

Throughout the weekend, musket and cannon fire will light up Statesville for Fort Dobbs’Living History Weekend, while the N.C. Museum of Art will host performances by the award-winning troupe Paperhand Puppet Intervention in Raleigh.

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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Blast into the past with Civil War artillery displays Saturday at Bennett Place

Blast into the past with Civil War artillery displays Saturday at Bennett Place

Civil War artillery demonstrations in Durham, house tours focusing on Victorian death traditions in Asheville and a choral concert in Elizabeth City are just 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 weekend fun starts Thursday with two great events for kids. The Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will put on a program for preschoolers about bees and honey, will the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will host another installment of its popular Storytime in Gallery series. Friday will bring another children’s program, this time at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport. The program will focus on two of the Civil War era forts in the Southport region.

Saturday will be full of family fun. The Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Thomas Wolfe’s death with special tours of the Old Kentucky Home that focus on Victorian death traditions. In the Triangle, Duke Homestead in Durham will put on demonstrations of historic tobacco harvesting, stringing and curing and feature music, crafts and other entertainment as part its annual Harvest and Hornworm Festival. Just down the road, Bennett Place (also in Durham), will show soldiers and horses rolling into action and demonstrate the artillery of the American Civil War.

As if that wasn’t enough, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will also host three great events Saturday:

The weekend will wrap up Sunday with a choral concert at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City.

Throughout the weekend, Bentonville Battlefield in Four Oaks will host lectures and tours as part of a symposium on the Civil War, while the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will offer three performances by the ever-popular Paperhand Puppet Intervention.

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