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“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.

Memorial Day at State Natural and Cultural Sites and Military Discounts

Friday, May 26, 2017

In addition to honoring those who served the country, Memorial Day weekend is a great time to explore the wonderful natural and cultural resources of our state. Outdoor get-aways, discoveries in nature and history, or explorations in art or music are waiting. Additionally, many venues offer military discounts daily, and special discounts on Memorial Day.

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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