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Fast Cars and White Lightning

Thursday, February 23, 2017

North Carolina, home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and some of the sport’s biggest legends, is integral to the history of NASCAR. As the 2017 Daytona 500 approaches, learn more about our state’s place in stock car racing history.

Bennett Place March Lecture Series Commemorates Women and the Civil War

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

They were enslaved and free, wealthy and poor, and they lived, loved, suffered and survived the Civil War. Bennett Place State Historic Site will observe Women’s History Month with a lecture series each Saturday, March 4, 11, 18 and 25. The free programs will show the sacrifices of women during the nation’s darkest hour.

State Capitol Seeks Volunteer Docents to Lead Tours

Monday, February 20, 2017

If you love history and meeting people, the State Capitol has a job for you. Volunteer docents are needed to be trained and serve as the public face of the State Capitol. Visitors come from all over the state and country, and docents are needed to give tours to student and adult groups.

Bentonville’s “War So Terrible” Shows True Cost of War March

Friday, February 17, 2017

The daytime program will feature musket and artillery demonstrations and other activities from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. The program will compare Civil War medical care to 21st century care. The 2nd Medical Battalion from Camp Lejeune will demonstrate the advancements in military field medicine.

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