Press Releases

CSS Neuse Free Civil War Program Saturday, November 18

Monday, November 13, 2017

A day of fun awaits the whole family at the “Life of a Sailor” free program at the Gov. Richard Caswell Memorial site, 2612 W. Vernon Ave., Kinston, Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program is being reintroduced after an absence following the move of the CSS Neuse to downtown. The CSS Neuse Gunboat Association sponsors the event, which will encompass cooking, cannon fire and much more.

Fort Dobbs to Honor NC Military Tradition

Friday, November 3, 2017

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will honor and showcase North Carolina’s military history with a “Military Timeline” Nov. 18-19. Visitors will learn about the experiences of soldiers and support personnel from the past 400 years.

Rakin’ In the Fun Festival at Aycock Birthplace

Friday, October 13, 2017

Golden hues and flourishes of red span the horizon as autumn leaves drift in the crisp air. To celebrate the fall season, the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site welcomes you to the first annual Rakin’ in the Fun Festival Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for a cross cultural celebration. Admission will be $2 for ages 5 and up. Ages 4 and under are free.

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.

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