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A celebration of African American history and culture in Raleigh, a biosphere making session in Winston-Salem and two lectures exploring the history of the coast in Beaufort 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 nine suggestions to help you make the most of your time:

1. Join the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh Saturday as it kicks off Black History Month and celebrates North Carolina’s rich African American history and culture through music and dance performances, cooking demonstrations, lectures and hands-on activities.



2.Help make a living biosphere on a geodesic dome in the gallery at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, starting Friday.



3. Take a lunch break with the N.C. Symphony Friday in Raleigh, hearing some of Tchaikovsky’s most famous pieces after meeting of the orchestra’s musicians.



4. Test your knowledge of trivia, tactics and history of the War Between the States Thursday in Fayetteville at the Museum of the Cape Fear’s annual Civil War Quiz Bowl.




5. Discover the often overlooked history of whaling in North Atlantic Ocean during the Medieval era, Friday evening at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort.



6. Explore the history of the N.C. State Highway Patrol in a new exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, which opens Saturday.



7. Learn about the legend of the Carroll A. Deering shipwreck during a lecture Saturday at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort.



8. Spend your Sunday afternoon exploring traditional West African culture through dances, stories and songs with the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville.



9. See the classic fantasy film A Thousand and One Nights at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh Friday.



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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