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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.

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. 

Horne Creek Historical Farm Cornshucking Frolic

Monday, September 24, 2018

Bring your toe-tappin’ shoes and be ready to dance at the 27th Annual Cornshucking Frolic at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm. Music, food, children’s games and crafts will make for a fun-filled day to remember Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a great way to celebrate fall in the mountains.

Frontier Life Recreated at Fort Dobbs

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The demands of life for soldiers and civilians in the 1750s will be on view at the “Frontier Life Recreated” program at Fort Dobbs State Historic Site Saturday, Sept. 29. Re-enactors dressed as soldiers and settlers will demonstrate what daily life was like at the French and Indian War site 260 years ago.

Bennett Place Showcases School of the Soldier

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

How did civilians learn the art of war? Well, not in a classroom. Many long and tedious hours turned green recruits into soldiers. Bennett Place State Historic Site will offer a “School of the Soldier,” program Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30, that illustrates the transition.   

Bentonville Battlefield Presents “Two Weeks of Fury”

Thursday, September 6, 2018

A limited number of tickets remain for “Two Weeks of Fury: A Carolina’s Campaign Tour and Symposium.” Hosted by the Friends of Bentonville, the event takes place Sept. 28-29 at various sites in eastern North Carolina. It will include scholarly presentations and battlefield tours.

Volunteers Needed at the State Capitol

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The State Capitol is seeking volunteers interested in training as Capitol docents. Volunteers are the public face of the Capitol and are relied upon for tours, leading both adult and children’s groups. Volunteers also assist with special programming. The Capitol will hold a volunteer docent training and information session, Monday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. Docents will be trained to give tours of the 1840 Capitol and will learn much about local and state history.

Documentary Film to Screen at the State Capitol Sept. 25

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Join us in the House Chamber of the N.C. State Capitol Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 7-9 p.m. for a screening of "The American South As We Know It" by Fredrick Murphy. The film explores the lives and experiences of African Americans during the Jim Crow era. The educators, historians and brave “everyday” people featured in this documentary express their vested interest in creating a comprehensive narrative of what life was like for African Americans in the south at the time. This film is rated PG.

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