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Meet Soldier, Statesman and University Founder William R. Davie at Historic Halifax April 8

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Join costumed interpreters at Historic Halifax Saturday, April 8 and “meet” William R. Davie, a man with many interests and abilities, and one of the founders of the University of North Carolina. “An Evening with William R. Davie,” presented from 3-5 p.m., will capture the political mood and history of the American Revolution. 

Bennett Place Hosts Civil War Park Day April 1

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

You can help the summer garden grow at Bennett Place State Historic Site when you volunteer on Civil War Park Day, Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Civil War Preservation Trust and Civil War historic sites across the nation cooperatively organize the volunteer work day across the nation to preserve the country’s Civil War sites.

Let’s Go Fly a Kite at Aycock Birthplace March 18

Friday, March 3, 2017

The wide-open space and March winds are calling you to Aycock Birthplace. The “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” event, Saturday, March 18, noon-3 p.m., will allow you enjoy an area without electrical and phone lines as you capture the breezes. The free program welcomes all ages to come see how high you can fly.

Here be dragons ... Museum celebrates Reptile & Amphibian Day, March 11

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Enjoy presentations, exhibits, craft tables and hundreds of live animals from North Carolina and around the world — including bearded dragons, venomous Gila monsters and giant alligator snapping turtles — when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences celebrates its 23rd annual Reptile & Amphibian Day, Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free.

March Women’s History Programs at CSS Neuse Examine Women in the Civil War

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The life of Anna Jackson, wife of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and the challenges of providing for a family in spite of wartime shortages, respectively, will be the subjects of a “Lunch and Learn” program March 8 and March 22 noon to 1 p.m., at CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center. Just bring your lunch to the free programs.

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