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Traveling Exhibit Marks Centennial of U.S. Entry into World War I Opens March 27 at Mountain Gateway Museum

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

In a tribute to victory acres, war bonds and heroic efforts in battle, a traveling exhibition commemorating the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I opens at Mountain Gateway Museum Monday, March 27. Mountain Gateway Museum will present the free exhibit of 10 informational panels and related artifacts through May 17. It’s a great way to show appreciation for “The war to end all wars.” The centennial exhibit will travel statewide in 2017.

Fishel Town Hall highlights Smart Growth at Museum of Natural Sciences, March 30

Monday, March 13, 2017

Learn about the challenges that cities are facing around the globe and in particular here at home when WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel leads a new Town Hall discussion — “Smart Growth: Making Our Cities Sustainable” — at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Thursday, March 30, 7–8:30 p.m.

Tools of Mercy from Civil War Medicine Showcased at the CSS Civil War Center

Monday, March 13, 2017

Of the 620,000 deaths during the Civil War, an estimated two thirds died of disease. The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center exhibit “Agents of Mercy: Civil War Medicine” showcases some of the tools of the Civil War doctor, who may have been the most valued soldier in the regiment. 

Share the 300-Year Anniversary of Shipwreck with “Blogging Blackbeard”

Friday, March 10, 2017

The commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the sinking of Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR), will be underway with the March 13 launch of “Blogging Blackbeard,” a regular series of blog posts that will follow the adventures of the most feared and revered pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy (1689-1730).

Put the Polish on History During Civil War Park Day April 1

Friday, March 10, 2017

Four historic venues will join in the rush to clean up and polish up for spring on Civil War Park Day, Saturday, April 1. History enthusiasts, Boy or Girl Scout troops, youth groups or others interested in community service are urged to volunteer. Since 1996 the Civil War Trust has promoted Civil War Park Day to preserve our nation’s heritage and keep Civil War parks pristine.

North Carolina Museum of Art to Install Interactive Play Structure, Larger-Than-Life Head Sculptures in Museum Park

Thursday, March 9, 2017

This spring the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) will add two new works of art to its 164-acre Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park. Jaime Hayon’s SCULPT. C—an interactive, colorful, pig-shaped play structure featuring a slide sized for children—will be installed the week of March 13 and will be permanently located in the Museum Park’s new Discovery Garden. Jaume Plensa’s Awilda & Irma—a pair of monumental steel mesh sculptures shaped like human heads—will be installed the week of April 12 and will be located along the Park’s new Promenade walkway on long-term loan. 

North Carolina Museum of Art Receives $149,500 Matching Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to Complete Conservation Project on Statue of Bacchus

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has received a $149,500 matching grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to complete a multidisciplinary, 10-phase conservation project on a work of art that has been in the Museum’s collection for almost six decades: the composite marble Statue of Bacchus. The project, which includes a derestoration of the sculpture and research on its history, will culminate in a special exhibition and public programming. 

Meet Soldier, Statesman and University Founder William R. Davie at Historic Halifax April 8

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Join costumed interpreters at Historic Halifax Saturday, April 8 and “meet” William R. Davie, a man with many interests and abilities, and one of the founders of the University of North Carolina. “An Evening with William R. Davie,” presented from 3-5 p.m., will capture the political mood and history of the American Revolution. 

Bennett Place Hosts Civil War Park Day April 1

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

You can help the summer garden grow at Bennett Place State Historic Site when you volunteer on Civil War Park Day, Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Civil War Preservation Trust and Civil War historic sites across the nation cooperatively organize the volunteer work day across the nation to preserve the country’s Civil War sites.

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