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Halloween Fun at Historic Bath

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Historic Bath offers Halloween fun Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a night of Halloween movies, pumpkin painting, games, candy and more! Wear your favorite Halloween costume and enjoy a “no fear, all fun” night out at Historic Bath.

Eastern North Carolina Brew and Que Fest and Shipbuilding Saturday at CSS Neuse

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Join the fun in downtown Kinston at the Eastern North Carolina Brew & Que Fest with special events, food and history. The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center will host a free Shipbuilding Saturday program Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Experience history, paint a model ironclad for $2, and make a memory and keepsake.

Boarders Visit “Old Kentucky Home” for Wolfe Birthday Celebration at Wolfe Memorial

Thursday, October 5, 2017

It’s 1916 and boarders at Julia Wolfe’s “Old Kentucky Home” boardinghouse are visiting for health, business and leisure. You may see one of them snapping pictures with her 1916 Kodak camera. Hot topics include World War I or the upcoming World Series and a newsie will hawk the Oct. 7, 1916 newspaper on Market Street.

Harvest Festival and Drum Circle at Historic Stagville

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Explore the crafts and harvest traditions of one of North Carolina’s largest plantations at the free Historic Stagville Harvest Festival, Oct. 21, noon to 6 p.m. Daytime demonstrations, vendors and crafts will give way to an African drum circle around an evening campfire with a master musician.

Somerset “Crafts and Crops Day” Shares Fun and Food

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Corn was a major staple and cash crop at Somerset Plantation and is at the core of the Somerset Place State Historic Site “Crafts and Crops Day,” Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can experience hands-on activities of making corn husk dolls and brooms.

Halloween Phantasmagoria at Duke Homestead Will Amaze and Awe

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Immerse yourself in the Victorian era and experience a Halloween unlike any other at Duke Homestead’s “Halloween Phantasmagoria” Oct. 27, 6:30-9 p.m. Discover a thrilling adventure at Duke Homestead State Historic Site after dark. Adult tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door; $5 for children ages 12 and under.

What’s Cooking in the Bonner House Kitchen?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Discover what it was like to cook over a live flame at a free open hearth cooking demonstration at the Bonner House kitchen Friday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There’s no better way to spend a beautiful fall day than by experiencing open hearth cooking at Historic Bath.

1st Saturdays at Historic Bath: Make a Mask!

Monday, October 2, 2017

A mask is an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection, disguise, performance or entertainment. Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes. What better way to start the Halloween season than with a brand-new mask! Come to Historic Bath Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and make your own mask. This is a free activity.

Bath Towne After Dark

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Have you ever wondered what Bath used to be like? Who used to walk the beautiful colonial streets? What stories have long been forgotten? Join Historic Bath Oct. 13 and 14 for an afterhours walking tour through North Carolina's oldest town. 

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