The hard work, perseverance and contributions of women in North Carolina is being recognized all across the state during Women’s History Month. Speeches, exhibits and tours will reveal some of the many ways women have helped shape this state.
Following a successful two-year pilot project to reduce the invasive weed hydrilla in the Eno River, a public information meeting will be held March 1 to review the results of the pilot project and to introduce a longer term treatment plan.
North Carolina, home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and some of the sport’s biggest legends, is integral to the history of NASCAR. As the 2017 Daytona 500 approaches, learn more about our state’s place in stock car racing history.
North Carolina high school students from 30 school districts across the state will take the stage on Saturday, March 4, in Greensboro, to compete in the annual statewide Poetry Out Loud Semifinals and Final Competition. The state winner will advance to the Poetry Out Loud finals in Washington, D.C. this April.
The harrowing days of the Anglo-Cherokee War will be recreated at Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26. Musket and cannon firings and a special evening firing demonstration on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. are highlights of the 257th anniversary program.
They were enslaved and free, wealthy and poor, and they lived, loved, suffered and survived the Civil War. Bennett Place State Historic Site will observe Women’s History Month with a lecture series each Saturday, March 4, 11, 18 and 25. The free programs will show the sacrifices of women during the nation’s darkest hour.
By participating in “NC’s Candid Critters,” a new research project of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and N.C. State University, you too can become an important part of the largest camera trap survey ever.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state, now through April 15.
If you love history and meeting people, the State Capitol has a job for you. Volunteer docents are needed to be trained and serve as the public face of the State Capitol. Visitors come from all over the state and country, and docents are needed to give tours to student and adult groups.
The daytime program will feature musket and artillery demonstrations and other activities from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. The program will compare Civil War medical care to 21st century care. The 2nd Medical Battalion from Camp Lejeune will demonstrate the advancements in military field medicine.