Press Releases

Tryon Palace Celebrates Independence Day

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tryon Palace will host The Glorious Forth, a full day of events for visitors of all ages, starting at 10 a.m. on the Palace grounds and ending at the North Carolina History Center that evening with a waterfront fireworks show provided by the City of New Bern.

CSS Neuse Takes a Fresh Look at Photography and Textiles in July

Monday, June 26, 2017

Families and individuals will discover the infancy of photography and the eternity of textiles in July at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center. Examinations of early practices of photography July 8, and of the importance of spinning and weaving July 15, will deliver facts and fun to visitors. The programs are included with regular admission. 

Fort Fisher to Host Free Kids Program & Free Lecture For All Ages

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fort Fisher State Historic Site’s 2017 summer program series continues this Friday, June 23, with the second of nine Junior Reserves family activities, followed on Saturday, June 24, by the site’s third installment in the ‘Beat the Heat’ Lecture Series.

Capitol Continues Fourth of July Tradition!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Spend this 4th of July with the State Capitol! The Capitol is hosting a free, fun-filled family event that is now a Raleigh tradition. An outdoor naturalization ceremony for new citizens will take place at noon Tuesday, July 4, on the Capitol’s south grounds.

Celebrate 19th Century Farm Life at Gov. Aycock Birthplace June 10

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The roar of tractors and the buzz of bees will highlight “Saturday on the Farm,” June 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gov. Charles B. Aycock State Historic Site. Music, crafts and the twang of country music will make for a day of family fun and relaxation.

Emancipation Juneteenth Celebration at Historic Stagville June 17

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Freedom was long anticipated for the formerly enslaved people at the end of the Civil War. Come celebrate emancipation with Historic Stagville, Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when the last enslaved people in Galveston, Tex., were informed that they were free, and the date continues to be observed in many areas. 

North Carolina Dedicates First Heritage Dive Site June 16 in Kure Beach

Monday, June 5, 2017

Scuba divers and snorkelers will soon be able to explore one of the best-preserved shipwrecks on the North Carolina coast as the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources opens the state’s first Heritage Dive Site, the Civil War blockade runner Condor, Friday, June 16.

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