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Join the Virtual Family History Fair November 4

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sit at home, turn on your laptop or tablet, and learn what resources and tools are available at the State Archives of North Carolina and the N.C. Government and Heritage Library for researching your family history. The annual Family History Fair streams on Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Honors Colonial Mapmaker

Monday, October 16, 2017

There were few clear borders in North Carolina when William Churton arrived in 1748. Assigned to the Granville Land Office in Edenton, the cartographer and surveyor, along with lawyer Daniel Weldon, established a border between North Carolina and Virginia.

Rakin’ In the Fun Festival at Aycock Birthplace

Friday, October 13, 2017

Golden hues and flourishes of red span the horizon as autumn leaves drift in the crisp air. To celebrate the fall season, the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site welcomes you to the first annual Rakin’ in the Fun Festival Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for a cross cultural celebration. Admission will be $2 for ages 5 and up. Ages 4 and under are free.

UPDATED: Harvest Festival and Drum Circle at Historic Stagville

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Explore the crafts and harvest traditions of one of North Carolina’s largest plantations at the Historic Stagville Harvest Festival, Oct. 21, noon to 6 p.m.  Daytime demonstrations, vendors and crafts will give way to an African drum circle around an evening campfire with a master musician. Admission will be $5 per person, with a $15 family rate.

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