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State Capitol Exhibit Opening Rescheduled

Thursday, January 18, 2018

This evening’s planned exhibit opening at the North Carolina State Capitol for “The Mountains Are Calling: At Home in Western North Carolina,” has been postponed due to inclement weather. The Capitol is closed to visitors today.

Examine the Battle of Roanoke Island at CSS Neuse Book Talk

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Confederate forces were well in control of the fight during the early days of the Civil War, until the arrival of Union Gen. Ambrose Burnside at the Outer Banks. Author Michael Zatarga will speak on his title, “The Battle of Roanoke Island: Burnside and the Fight for North Carolina,” Feb. 10, 11 a.m. at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center. This is a free event.

Scottish Music Fuels Fundraiser for Fort Dobbs

Friday, January 12, 2018

Recalling the Scots-Irish settlers in the region, a special fundraising concert featuring the Scottish fiddle/cello duo of Tim MacDonald and Jeremy Ward is being presented by the Friends of Fort Dobbs State Historic Site. The Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. concert at Southern Distilling, north of Statesville, celebrates the release of the duo’s new album, “The Wilds,” and also raises funds for Fort Dobbs.

“Growing into the Family Historian”

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Are you interested in learning about your family’s past, but don’t know where to start? Plan a visit to the Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site in Fremont Saturday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. for a beginning genealogy workshop, the first in a series of three.

Victorian Saturday Fun Fundraiser at CSS Neuse

Monday, January 8, 2018

Enjoy a unique family outing with activities and fun at the Victorian Saturday program at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center, Jan. 27, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Cotton and Candlewicking at Historic Bath

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Soft spun cotton thread on unbleached muslin can create beautiful white on white home textiles. The soft cotton thread also can be braided and used to form the wick for candles. Historic Bath will show you how to embroider your own decorative piece using white thread Jan. 11, at 10 a.m.

Capitol to Host Photography Exhibit on 19th Century Life in Western N.C.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Isolation. The immense mountains of western North Carolina made life difficult for early regional settlers. Telling its story with objects, labels, and striking high resolution photographs, “The Mountains Are Calling: At Home in Western North Carolina” utilizes the scenery around the Vance Birthplace State Historic Site to explore facets of life in the North Carolina mountains from c.1790 to c.1830. The exhibit opens Jan. 8 at the North Carolina State Capitol.

Historic Bath Celebrates Christmas Traditions December 9

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Historic Bath Christmas Open House Saturday, Dec. 9, will recall warm and relaxed Christmas celebrations. Holiday music, handmade crafts and cooking on the hearth will be highlights of the free program, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take a break from the holiday mayhem and enjoy decorations and a celebration reminiscent of Christmases past. Apple cider and gingerbread will be shared.

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