Sun. Dec. 14, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Held annually in December, Holiday Jubilee encompasses the traditions of holidays past that include: music by the Coventry Carolers (local Victorian-dressed singing group), a hands-on activity, and cooking on the 1902 stove. This event is sponsored by a grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County with matching funds from the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex Foundation, Inc. FREE!
Civil War Quiz Bowl
Thursday, Jan. 29, 7:00
Kick off the last year of North Carolina’s Civil War Sesquicentennial with the Museum of the Cape Fear's 14th Annual Civil War Quiz Bowl. Contestants will test their knowledge of trivia, tactics and history as host Jim Greathouse assails them with questions covering all aspects of the War Between the States. The questions will challenge the most avid Civil War buff. Open to contestants of all ages, prizes will be awarded for both the adult and student (16 and under) winners. Registration will be accepted until 20 spaces are filled. You can register at the door, or call the museum and sign up ahead of time. The Civil War Quiz Bowl is open to the public, with plenty of room for friends, family and spectators (no blurting out the answers please!). For more information and to register, contact Leisa Greathouse at 910-486-1330, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. FREE! The quiz bowl will be held in the Pate Room of the Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville, NC 28301. http://www.cumberland.lib.nc.us/
Dancing Stories with April C. Turner
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2:00 pm
Kick off you Black History Month celebrations at the Museum of the Cape Fear as we present Dancing Stories with April C. Turner. April C. Turner uses dances, stories and songs from traditional West African culture to affirm community building concepts such as working together, integrity, and perseverance. The meanings and uses of the songs and dances are demonstrated in a fun, high-energy, inspiring journey. The audience will have fun when the language Wolof, a West African language, is introduced to them. Together, Turner and the audience will explore the language of African dance symbols. Dancing Stories explores African folklore and demonstrates ways that African stories can bring a community together. At the end of the presentation, audience members are invited to participate in playing music together as a community. The program is a well-rounded cultural experience focusing on the strength of art to inspire, unite and educate. FREE!
Dancer/storyteller, April C. Turner lives in Charlotte, NC and also works as a film/TV actress. Ms. Turner has had supporting roles in the made for TV movies, Ditch Digger’s Daughters, The Perfect Daughter, Her Deadly Rival, Stephen King’s The Night Flier, Trinity Goodheart and Texas Cadet Murders among several others. She co-starred in the major motion picture based on Truman Capote’s novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms and was featured on the hit NBC drama, ER, in an episode titled Middle of Nowhere. She also had roles on the science fiction dramas, Surface” Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever and Eyeborgs. Recently she appeared in the television shows Revolution and Army Wives as well as the new TV pilot, Company Town. Her work as an African dancer and culturist has taken her to Gambia, Senegal, Brazil, Mexico and Canada. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April C. Turner tours theatre productions, concerts and residencies to communities throughout the country –using performances as tools to facilitate cultural education, promote literacy and build community with the arts. You can find out more about April Turner at this link: http://lifeasartproductions.com/.