Press Releases

Historic Bath Salutes Centennial with World War I Exhibit Opening May 3

Friday, April 28, 2017

In tribute to victory acres, war bonds and heroic efforts in battle, a traveling exhibition commemorating the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I opens in Bath Wednesday, May 3. Historic Bath will present this free exhibit of 10 informational panels and related artifacts through Friday, June 9. The centennial exhibit will travel across the state in 2017 and 2018. Historic Bath also will host a commemorative wreath-laying ceremony Saturday, May 20.

Life on the Homefront at Aycock Birthplace May 6

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Life on the farm in 1870 was not about stylish clothing. No nearby mall or hip boutique offered trendy fashions. Aycock Birthplace and members of the Tarheel Civilians will examine fiber and fixings at the “Life on the Homefront” program Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in a celebration of creating textiles and clothing. Bring a picnic lunch and learn of bygone days.

Fort Fisher to Observe Confederate Memorial Day

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The public is invited to a Confederate Memorial Day Service at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach, NC on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The service begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Confederate Monument Memorial at Battle Acre.

“An Afternoon at Retreat” at House in the Horseshoe features Dueling and Pony Rides April 22

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

It is 1811. The republic is young, and former governor Benjamin Williams is the successful owner of “House in the Horseshoe,” which he has renamed “Retreat.” House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site in Sanford will host “An Afternoon at Retreat,” April 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a free event commemorating the life and times of Governor Williams.

Drinks with George Washington at the State Capitol April 27

Thursday, April 13, 2017

George Washington is in town and he wants to meet you for drinks at the State Capitol! Enjoy a casual evening reception with the first president in honor of the Capitol's newest exhibit "George Washington is Here! Images of the Founding Father in the North Carolina State Capitol," Thursday, April 27, 7-9 p.m., with beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres in the Capitol’s rotunda.

Civil War Surrender and Conclusion Commemorated at Bennett Place April 22

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Even at the close of America’s deadliest war, spring came 152 years ago, with new life. Two generals rode out on Old Hillsborough Road to meet and discuss ending America’s long and bloody Civil War. That meeting, and the effective end of the American Civil War, will be commemorated April 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Bennett Place State Historic Site.

Somerset Celebrates Spring with a Yard and Market Sale April 29

Monday, April 10, 2017

The winter doldrums are past! It’s time to celebrate with a little spring cleaning and country goodness. The Somerset Yard and Market Sale, April 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be the place to really get in the swing of the season at Somerset Place State Historic Site.

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