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Tar Heel Sports Legends
Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m.–noon
Ages 12 and up
Hear about Tar Heel sports careers, past and present, from North Carolina sports legends, then participate in a gallery hunt through the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame to test your sports knowledge.
Make It, Take It: Family Trees
Saturday, March 8, 1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)
Visit the exhibit Cedars in the Pines, and make a simple family tree to memorialize your family’s roots and branches.
Music of the Carolinas: Barrowburn
Sunday, March 9, 3–4 p.m.
This Raleigh-based group plays traditional Celtic music and contemporary ballads, as well as comical pub songs.
Presented with PineCone, and support from the North Carolina Museum of History Associates, Williams Mullen, and Harry’s Guitar Shop of Raleigh.
Throwing Pots and Words
Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Terry King, King’s Pottery
Demonstrations feature the art and skill of throwing pottery as experts talk about what it means to be part of this long line of traditional craftsmen in the Old North State.
Created Equal: Slavery by Another Name
Sunday, March 16, 1 p.m.
W. Fitzhugh Brundage, William B. Umstead Distinguished Professor and Department Chair, UNC–Chapel Hill
Based on the 2009 Pulitzer Prize–winning book by Douglas Blackmon, this 2012 PBS film (CARA rating: TV-PG-L,V) challenges the commonly held assumption that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. Brundage will talk after the film about new forms of forced labor that persisted in the South.
Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is a series of programs made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
At the Movies: Frost/Nixon
Sunday, March 23, 1 p.m.
Dr. Ben Waterhouse, Assistant Professor of History, UNC–Chapel Hill
This Oscar-nominated film (MPAA rating: R-L) from 2008 stars Michael Sheen and Frank Langella in a dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon. Waterhouse will talk after the showing about America’s “crisis of confidence” that followed and how fallout from the scandal affected broader trends in American politics and society during the 1970s.