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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.

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.

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