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A pirate-themed living history program in Bath, an in-depth look at the Tar Heel State in World War I in New Bern and one of the largest craft fairs in the country in Asheville are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find across North Carolina this weekend.

Here are eight ideas for weekend fun across North Carolina:

1.Explore Historic Bath‘s connection to Blackbeard and other pirates Saturday during Pirates in the Port, a living history program.

 

 

2. Discover the stories and images of World War I through artifacts, photos, reenactors and exhibits during a World War I Weekend at Tryon Palace in New Bern.

 

 

3. See some of the traditional and contemporary crafts produced by Appalachian artists at the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands throughout the weekend in Asheville.

 

 

4. Watch the classic film To Kill a Mockingbird at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh Saturday to celebrate the release of Harper Lee’s new book.

 

 

5. Enjoy a screening of the acclaimed 1956 thriller The Killing at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem Thursday.

 

 

6. Taste delicious crab cakes made by four volunteer guest chefs and vote on your favorite at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort‘s annual crab cake cook-off Friday.

 

 

7. Experience the unique sound of the Punch Brothers during an outdoor concert Thursday at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh.

 

 

8. See one of four performance of Shakespeare’s The Temptest staged throughout the weekend at the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville.

 

 

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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Musket fire will fill the air at House in the Horseshoe’s annual battle re-enactment Saturday and Sunday.

NOTE: The Saturday event at the State Capitol has been moved to 10 a.m. More details are on this page.

Revolutionary War musket fire in Sanford, a celebration of Lebanese-American culture in Raleigh and special Civil War-themed tours of the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources this weekend.

The weekend kicks off Thursday with a program highlighting famous and infamous women from North Carolina history hosted by the N.C. Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh and a riveting lecture on the World War II action that took place off the North Carolina coast at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras.

Friday, the fun continues with another round of the Museum of Cape Fear’s popular Arsenal Park tours in Fayetteville and a screening of the Academy Award-winning drama 12 Years a Slave under the stars at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh.

Saturday, the food and culture of Lebanon will come alive during a family festival at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, right after World War I re-enactors join Gov. Pat McCrory and other officials in kicking of North Carolina commemoration of the centennial of World War I at the State Capitol across the street. Down the road at the N.C. Museum of Art, traditional Chinese music will accompany demonstrations of calligraphy and origami by visiting Chinese high school students, before folk legend Judy Collins performs on the outdoor stage.

Throughout the weekend, the Museum of Art will offer friendly-family tours of its galleries and park, while musket fire and a burning cart light up House in the Horseshoe’s annual Revolutionary War battle re-enactment in Sanford.

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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We’re so proud of the military veterans in Cultural Resources family for their unselfish service to country. We owe a debt of gratitude to them for their willingness to respond to the call of country.

Veterans Day reminds each of us of the respect we should display for out veterans and their family members. Due to their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their family members, our nation has remained strong and continues to serve as a beacon of hope in stormy world.

As we commemorate Veterans Day in North Carolina and throughout the nation, join us in extending our appreciation to our proud veterans. We are honored to have them as members of the DCR family.

Veterans Currently on the Cultural Resources Staff

Lawrence Abbott

Andrew Acasio Donnell Adams

Larry Autry

Kim Bennett

Daniel Blakemore

John Bowlby

Terry Bragg

Stewart Braunagel

David Brook

Mark Cooney

Sean Creamer

Kent Cudney

Paul Dasinger

Thomas Dawson

Lisa Doepker

Leroy Dupree

Mandy Eaton

Michael Faucette

Peggie Fields

Terrell Finley

Lynn Ford

Jay Frantz

James Fredrickson

William Garrett

Cynthia Gates

Terrence Greene

Albert Hargrove

Steven Harvey

Frances Hayden

Robert Hopkins

Daniel Howard

Mark Huntelman

Marilyn Johns

Marvin Johnson

William B. Jones

William W. Jones

Kevin Kelly

Robert Knight

Terry Kuhn

Mark Leach

Denis lemay

Jerry Lindsey

Steven Loibl

Paul Luckham

Eric Moser

Anne Murtha

Stephen Nicholson

Robert Pedus

Jackie Perry

Gary Piatak

Joseph Porter

Danny Powell

Glenn Reynolds

Tomas Rhodes

Ronnie Robinson

Edward Sheffield

Young Sheffield

Howard Smith

Kent Snyder

Michael Southern

Barry Starnes

James Steele

Otis Sykes

Donald Taylor

William Thomas

Christopher Vargo

Dennis Weller

Claude Wood

Sharita Wright

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