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Try your hand at candle making Saturday at Brunswick Town/
Fort Anderson’s Colonial Day

Pumpkin catapulting in Mount Gilead, a beer bar and magicians in Raleigh and a colonial port brought to life in Winnabow are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

Start your weekend off Thursday, with a celebration of Civil War music by the N.C. Symphony in Raleigh complete with re-enactors and artifacts from the conflict.

The fun continues Friday in Raleigh when the N.C. Museum of History will invite kids to trick-or-treat through The Story of North Carolina exhibit and the N.C. Museum of Art spotlights one of the spookier items from its collection. NCMA will also offer performances by a magician and a screening of and the 1940s film noir I Wake Up Screaming.

At the coast, the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will present dramatic performances of mysterious tales from around the region, while the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will have Halloween-themed crafts, treats and a movie to celebrate the spooky day.

Saturday, Winnabow‘s Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson will come alive as it was in the 18th century with period militia drills and crafts, while the Museum of the Albemarle will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the N.C. Cooperative Extension with interactive displays and a round table discussion.

In the central part of the state, Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead will catapult pumpkins through the air to help support the Boy Scots, and Historic Halifax will host a community yard sale. In Raleigh, the N.C. Museum of Art will host an afternoon of art making, dance performances and tours for families and the N.C. Symphony will kick off its kids series with a concert of spooky tunes from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

The weekend wraps up Sunday with guided tours of the Small Treasures exhibit and a concert of music by French masters at the N.C. Museum of Art.

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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Explore Asheville’s haunted history with tours of Riverside Cemetery led by staff of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial.

With Halloween just a week away, the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources offers a variety of ways for visitors to have a “boo-tiful” cultural experience.

The fun has already begun at the Museum of the Cape Fear, where visitors can take Victorian-themed Halloween tours of the Poe House and enter their prized pumpkins in a Jack-O-Lantern contest. The Museum will also offer nighttime tours of Poe House and a trick-or-treat event on the weekend.

Friday afternoon, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will have hands-on activities for children complete with junior docents telling local ghost stories. Later in the evening, visitors can witness a recreation of a séance popular in the 19th century and hear performances of North Carolina folk ballads at Duke Homestead in Durham. Friday also features haunted exhibit halls at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort, and ghost ship Ghost Ship tours Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, which will be continued on Saturday.

Saturday afternoon, staff from the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville will lead tours of the historic Riverside Cemetery exploring the personalities and stories of the people of Asheville’s past, while the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport will present games, stories and other activities for the little goblins and ghouls in your family. Visitors to Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead will have the chance to experience the night as it appeared to the Mound Builders nearly 1,000 years ago on firelight tours, while the North Carolina Symphony presents its annual Halloween Spooktacular in Raleigh.

The spooky season rounds out with a Halloween bash complete with trick-or-treating, a bounce house and an animal petting zoo at the Battleship North Carolina on Tuesday and Halloween Safe Night at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh on Wednesday.

For more on North Carolina’s haunted history, check out the NCpedia articles on Ghosts and Folklore.

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