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Historic Bath First Saturdays: Make a “Buzz Saw”

Monday, July 24, 2017

Learn how to make one of the most popular American folk toys ever at Historic Bath’s “First Saturdays: Toys and Games” free program. The children’s activity Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m., will teach youth how to make the spinner toy, also known as the buzz saw. 

Historic Bath Site Work Day Cancelled

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Historic Bath State Historic Site work day scheduled for Saturday, July 22, is being cancelled due to concerns about high temperatures and weather conditions. An alternate date will be chosen in the future.

Harper House at Bentonville Battlefield Closed for Roof Replacement

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The circa 1855 Harper House at Bentonville Battlefield will be temporarily closed for roof replacement beginning July 22. Roof repairs will keep the house closed until at least Aug.18. The repairs will include a new wooden-shingled roof to replace the one that was installed in 2009.

Revolutionary Era Battle and Brewing Highlight House in the Horseshoe Re-enactment

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The drama of the ongoing American Revolution and domestic life that included butchering livestock and brewing beer are among moments captured from the past at the 236th anniversary of the House in the Horseshoe Battle Re-enactment Aug. 5-6. See how the mutual hatred of patriot Philip Alston and British loyalist David Fanning sparked a skirmish in the summer of 1781.

A Weekend of Pirates at Historic Bath

Friday, July 7, 2017

BATH, N.C. – Pirates have long had a place in North Carolina’s history. From Stede Bonnet to Blackbeard himself, people have long been fascinated with the idea of pirates. Who were they?

Travel Through Time at Aycock Birthplace

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Ever wonder how things were made before the advent of electrical tools such as drills and table saws? Or what was used to carry items before tote bags?

Historic Bath Celebrates Boats and Blackbeard in July

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

There’s no better way to spend a day in a seafaring town than at the “1st Saturdays at Historic Bath” program, Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out to Historic Bath and make your very own paper boat.

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