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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.

Prescribed burns planned at Lake Norman State Park

Friday, February 17, 2017

The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation and the N.C. Forest Service plan to conduct multiple prescribed burns at Lake Norman State Park from mid-February through March. According to Park Superintendent Greg Schneider, the specific dates of the burns will depend on local weather conditions.

Cross-cultural musical collaboration, the Nile Project, stops in N.C.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A collaboration with universities across the state will bring music from 11 countries in east Africa, all connected by the Nile River, to North Carolina for a series of musical celebrations. The North Carolina Arts Council helped fund the events.

Find the Facts in African American Genealogy

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Government and Heritage Library (GHL)of the State Library of North Carolina will share some tips and tricks to help with that process during a workshop Saturday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m. at the West Regional Library in Cary. 

Review 50 Years of Preserving the Mountain Landscape Thursday, Feb. 23

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

In the first of its new Lunch and Learn series of programs, the Western Office of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources will examine stewardship of the western landscape at noon, Thursday, Feb. 23. The free program is open to the public.

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