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Mountain Gateway Museum Celebrates 35th Annual Pioneer Day

Monday, April 22, 2019

Dancing in the street, a 5K run, a classic car show and a new health and wellness fair are all activities being held in conjunction with Mountain Gateway Museum’s 35th Annual Pioneer Day festival Saturday, April 27, in Old Fort.

Tickets Still Available for April 26-28 Outlander Events

Friday, April 12, 2019

It’s called the “Outlander Effect” in Scotland – attractions that appear in the award-winning “Outlander” television series have seen visitor numbers increase by as much as 67% since the series deb

Reed Gold Mine Inaugural Barbecue Festival April 13

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Reed Gold Mine is celebrating another North Carolina treasure with its inaugural Barbecue Festival Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival is in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “The Story of Barbecue in North Carolina,” on display at Reed Gold Mine April 2 through June 15. Experience a taste sensation as five local restaurants showcase their gastronomic delights!

“Mapping the New World” Exhibit at Historic

Thursday, March 28, 2019

 A stunning collection of 29 early North American maps are showcased in the new exhibit at Historic Bath, “Mapping the New World.” Covering over 300 years of cartographic history, the collection provides a unique look at the evolution of our understanding of the New World, with many of the maps focusing on North Carolina and its iconic coastal region.

Bennett Place Examines Civil War Surrenders at 154th Anniversary Event

Thursday, March 28, 2019

They met to make peace. Two old enemies met in the humble parlor at the farm house of James and Nancy Bennett. The result of that meeting was the largest surrender of troops during the Civil War on April 26, 1865. This was not the only surrender during the Civil War, and Bennett Place will examine it and other surrenders in the program, "Terms of Surrender,” Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Music and Musket Fire at Fort Dobbs

Friday, March 22, 2019

 A glimpse of 18th century life comes to Fort Dobbs as visitors will meet soldiers and settlers during the “War for Empire” program April 6-7. They can enjoy special performances of period music as part of the 2019 “Year of Music” organized by the N.C. Arts Council within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Park Day Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

History buffs, community leaders and preservationists will aid in the preservation of Civil War sites in North Carolina this spring. Historic Edenton holds its Park Day Saturday, March 30.

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