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2014


October

Poe House Victorian Halloween

Oct. 1-31

Halloween décor will adorn the Poe House all month long and can be viewed daily during regularly scheduled Poe House tours: Tues-Fri at 11, 1, and 3. Sat 10-4 on the hour. Sun 1-4 on the hour.



Preschool Pals

Oct. 14, 10:00 am

Introduce your preschooler to museum by attending Preschool Pals, for ages 3 to 5. Preschoolers make crafts, sing songs, and hear stories. The October them is pirates. Please call the museum at 910.486.1330 to register so that plenty of craft supplies are on hand. The program is free!




Hallowe'en Revels: Night Tours of the 1897 Poe House

Oct. 17-18 & 24-25, Tours start at 6:00 pm and begin every 20 minutes each night

Actors with the Gilbert Theater portray members of the Poe household and family friends as they prepare for a night of Hallowe’en revels. These family friendly evening tours give visitors a chance to encounter Halloween customs and traditions from the past. Tours will run every 20 minutes and are limited to 20 people per tour. Intermission from 7:40-8:00 pm each night. Tickets are $3 for ages 7 to adult; free for 6 & under and must be purchased at the door; no advanced sales. This event is sponsored by a grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

Actors with the Gilbert Theater portray members of the Poe household and family friends as they prepare for a night of Hallowe’en revels. These family friendly evening tours give visitors a chance to encounter Halloween customs and traditions from the past. Tours will run every 20 minutes from 6:00-9:00 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour. Last tour departs at 9:00pm. Intermission from 7:40-8:00 pm each night. Tickets must be purchased at the door, no advance sales. This event is sponsored by a grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.


POE HOUSE TRICK OR TREAT

Oct. 25, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

The annual Poe House Trick or Treat features a costume contest ($1 entry fee), scavenger hunt, and traditional Halloween carnival games for the kids. Listen to a ghost story then look for Poe’s ravens in the 1897 Poe House. Don’t forget to visit the museum, the exhibits just may come to life! Costume Contest registration from 11-1:30 pm, entry fee $1. Judging and awards at 2:00 pm. Concessions on site, funnel cakes and more! All other activities are FREE!


November


The Twelfth State: North Carolina Ratifies the Constitution

A mini-symposium

Nov. 22, 1:00 to 5:00 pm

To commemorate the 225th anniversary of NC ratifying the United States Constitution, the Museum of the Cape Fear in cooperation with the Cumberland County Public Library, will host a mini-symposium with scholars presenting on three specific topics: Life for the average North Carolinian; the 1788 Hillsborough Convention where delegates declined to ratify the Constitution; and the 1789 convention in which delegates did sign off on behalf of all North Carolinians. The event is free and open to the public. This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



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