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Crafts and Crops Day at Somerset Place Oct. 20

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fall is in the air at Somerset Place State Historic Site, just in time for Crafts and Crops Day on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. With harvesttime in full swing, come and experience fun, food, arts, history and crafts for the whole family. Admission is $2 for children and $4 for adults.

October is Archives Month in North Carolina

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed October 2018 as Archives Month in North Carolina and the State Archives of North Carolina is cosponsoring an exhibit that displays both ordinary and extraordinary documents that record the history and culture of the state. 

Exhibit on WWI and the Armistice at the State Capitol Through Nov. 30

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

To commemorate 100 years since the Armistice of World War I, a new exhibit in the State Capitol focuses on North Carolinians during the war. The exhibit features and is built around a personal journal on loan to the Capitol. The journal, written by college student Mabel Grant from 1918-1919, chronicles everyday life at East Carolina Teachers Training School – the predecessor to East Carolina University. While a student at the school, Mabel’s journal recounts details of her loved ones serving in the military, as well as her own efforts to help the war effort. 

War of Regulation Descendants Gather at Alamance Battleground

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The settlers of what was North Carolina’s western frontier were fed up with corrupt sheriffs and illegal taxes. They were driven to fight a mightier foe. Almost 2,000 backcountry farmers, called Regulators, faced off against 1,000 royal militiamen of colonial Gov. William Tryon, and were defeated. 

Libraries, State Parks Present Program on Accessing Parks and Trails for Visually and Physically Impaired

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The N.C. Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and N.C. State Parks will present “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” a free program to help those with visual and physical disabilities learn how they can enjoy America’s parks, monuments and trails, 1-3 p.m., Oct. 13, at the Beatties Ford Branch of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C. 

October Events to Celebrate Durham Native Son, Artist and Former NFL Player Ernie Barnes

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, in partnership with the Ernie Barnes Family Trust, Museum of Durham History, Empower Dance Studio, The Repertory Dance Company at NCCU and Thomas DeFrantz + SLIPPAGE, will celebrate the life and legacy of North Carolina artist Ernie Barnes (1938-2009) with events exploring and celebrating his famous painting, “The Sugar Shack,” Oct. 6 and 11 in Durham.

October Archaeology Month Events Celebrate 14,000 Years of Human History

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

In celebration of October as North Carolina Archaeology Month, a series of free lectures will be presented by the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology on a broad range of subjects, including the underwater coastal heritage of North Carolina, history of channel improvements in the Cape Fear River, and Moravian pottery production in Old Salem. A student symposium showcasing archaeological research from students across the state is also planned. Lunchtime lectures and the student symposium will be held in the auditorium of the Archives and History Building, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh.

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