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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.

“Days Gone By” Program at Somerset Place June 10

Friday, May 26, 2017

A festive period celebration will spring forth with the “Days Gone By” event at Somerset Place State Historic Site Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music, crafts, history and food will offer a joyful day of family fun with costumed interpreters and travel to the past.

Archaeolympic Games at Town Creek Indian Mound June 3

Friday, May 26, 2017

Test your skills at ancient games on World Atlatl Day with the third annual “Archaeolympic Games” at Town Creek Indian Mound, Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Try fire making by bow-drill, toss corn cob darts or try other games in a day of free family fun.

Bennett Place Memorial Day Weekend Commemoration Embraces World War I

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Memorial Day arose from the desire of a former Union officer to honor the grieving families of fallen Union and Confederate soldiers after the Civil War. Bennett Place State Historic Site will present “A Military Timeline,” Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28, to salute all soldiers in any American war, and will highlight the centennial of America’s entry into World War I with an exhibit for the weekend.

Summer Fun Camps at Aycock Birthplace this Summer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

School days will soon be over, and Summer Fun Camp at Aycock Birthplace is where your children should be! Camp for kindergarten through second grade students will be June 19-23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. A second camp for grades three to five will be July 17 to 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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