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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. 

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. 

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