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North Carolina Students Triumph Onward to National History Day Competition

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

After a day of competing and presenting facts at the History Day competition in Raleigh, 64 middle and high school students from across the state will advance to the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland-College Park, June 9-13, on the topic “Triumph and Tragedy in History.”

Students Capture Triumph and Tragedy for History Day Competition

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hundreds of middle and high school students will compete Saturday, April 27, at the National History Day Competition in the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The 450 students from 70 schools are the winners of district competitions held across North Carolina. The public is invited to view their projects on the theme “Triumph and Tragedy in History.”

Women’s History Month Programs at State Historic Sites and Museums

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Programs celebrating women’s history will be offered at venues of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in March. This month is the launch of the department’s celebration of women’s fight for suffrage and equality, with the theme, “She Changed the World.” The commemoration from March 2019 to November 2020 will expand on contributions of North Carolina women to the state and nation.

African American Soldiers in the Civil War Highlighted at CSS Neuse Program

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

African Americans were ready to fight for freedom when the Civil War started, and before it ended they were recruited to take up arms. The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center will explore that process in the program, “African American Troops in Eastern North Carolina,” followed by a Wyse Fork Battlefield tour Saturday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Lunch and Learn program fee is $10.

 

Black History Month Commemorations at State Historic Sites and Museums

Thursday, January 17, 2019

African American history in North Carolina involves struggle, resistance, songs and celebrations. All of this will be showcased at various programs at venues of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. There are many free, family friendly events available all across the state.

 

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