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Fort Fisher to Observe Confederate Memorial Day

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The public is invited to a Confederate Memorial Day Service at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach, NC on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The service begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Confederate Monument Memorial at Battle Acre.

“An Afternoon at Retreat” at House in the Horseshoe features Dueling and Pony Rides April 22

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

It is 1811. The republic is young, and former governor Benjamin Williams is the successful owner of “House in the Horseshoe,” which he has renamed “Retreat.” House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site in Sanford will host “An Afternoon at Retreat,” April 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a free event commemorating the life and times of Governor Williams.

N.C. Museum of History Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series Presents — Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian JON MEACHAM

Monday, April 17, 2017

The fourth annual talk in the N.C. Museum of History Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series is around the corner, and the previous ones were SOLD OUT! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear historian Jon Meacham speak on “America Then and Now: What History Tells Us About the Future” on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 7 p.m. at Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh.

Drinks with George Washington at the State Capitol April 27

Thursday, April 13, 2017

George Washington is in town and he wants to meet you for drinks at the State Capitol! Enjoy a casual evening reception with the first president in honor of the Capitol's newest exhibit "George Washington is Here! Images of the Founding Father in the North Carolina State Capitol," Thursday, April 27, 7-9 p.m., with beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres in the Capitol’s rotunda.

North Carolina Symphony and North Carolina Master Chorale Share Beethoven’s Message of Hope for Humanity in Ninth Symphony

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The North Carolina Symphony, under the direction of Music Director Grant Llewellyn, performs the famous “Choral” Symphony this month with the North Carolina Master Chorale and stellar vocal soloists Rebecca Evans, Paula Murrihy, Anthony Dean Griffey, and Reginald Smith, Jr. Four performances will take place in Raleigh and Wilmington, April 20 through 23.

Justice Sam Ervin to Speak about the N.C. Supreme Court at Historic Chowan County Courthouse April 24

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

As a preamble to the May 9 session of the state Supreme Court to be held at the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse, N.C. Supreme Court Justice Sam Ervin will speak at the courthouse Monday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Justice Ervin will explore the history and functions of the Supreme Court in this free public program. Refreshments will follow the presentation. To reserve a seat, call (252) 482-2637.

McGraw is new superintendent at Mount Mitchell State Park

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Robert McGraw, a veteran ranger, has been named superintendent of Mount Mitchell State Park in Yancey County, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. McGraw succeeds Brian Wilder, who transferred to another position earlier this year.

Civil War Surrender and Conclusion Commemorated at Bennett Place April 22

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Even at the close of America’s deadliest war, spring came 152 years ago, with new life. Two generals rode out on Old Hillsborough Road to meet and discuss ending America’s long and bloody Civil War. That meeting, and the effective end of the American Civil War, will be commemorated April 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Bennett Place State Historic Site.

Somerset Celebrates Spring with a Yard and Market Sale April 29

Monday, April 10, 2017

The winter doldrums are past! It’s time to celebrate with a little spring cleaning and country goodness. The Somerset Yard and Market Sale, April 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be the place to really get in the swing of the season at Somerset Place State Historic Site.

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