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Making a Life: History Through the Eyes of the Enslaved

Monday, September 18, 2017

A living history village will be created for the program, “Inalienable Rights: Living History Through the Eyes of the Enslaved,” at the President James K. Polk State Historic Site, Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Call for Craft Vendors at Aycock Birthplace

Friday, September 15, 2017

Are you a local artisan? Do you have beautiful crafts to share with the community? The Gov. Charles B. Aycock State Historic Site is currently accepting applications for craft vendors to participate in the first annual “Rakin’ in the Fun Festival” Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Composition Craven” Photography Exhibit Comes to the State Capitol

Friday, September 15, 2017

Visitors can view fine art photographic portraiture when the “Composition Craven” traveling exhibition opens at the State Capitol Oct. 3. On loan from the Craven Arts Council and Gallery, the exhibition focuses on the diversity of individuals who compose the fabric and culture of our state. As “the people’s house,” the Capitol is a fitting place to display images that speak to the experiences of the people of North Carolina.

Call for Volunteers at the State Capitol

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The State Capitol is seeking volunteers interested in training as docents. These volunteers are the public face of the State Capitol and are relied upon for tours, both with adult and children’s groups. The Capitol will hold a volunteer docent training and information session, Monday, Sept. 25, at 9:30 a.m. 

Pianist Celebrates American Music at State Capitol

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pianist Lara Downes will perform and Alexander Bernstein narrate in a program in tribute to his father, acclaimed composer Leonard Bernstein, Monday, Sept. 18, at the State Capitol. It’s a celebration of American music and its importance to understanding history, and the 50thanniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council.

Museum Day Live! And Music on the Point

Friday, September 8, 2017

An exciting weekend is coming to Historic Bath! Saturday, Sept. 23, beginning at 10 a.m., Historic Bath will participate in the Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! program. The Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of historic sites and other cultural institutions to provide insight and inspiration to visitors both young and old.

Memories at Town Creek for Grandparent’s Day

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The best way to show your love for grandparents this Grandparent’s Day, Sept. 10, is to give the gift of time. Not the turkey, candy or fireworks that accompany some other holidays, but your company and attention for an afternoon at Town Creek Indian Mound, 1-4 p.m., can make for long-lasting memories at this free program.

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