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Historic Bath Salutes Centennial with World War I Exhibit Opening May 3

Friday, April 28, 2017

In tribute to victory acres, war bonds and heroic efforts in battle, a traveling exhibition commemorating the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I opens in Bath Wednesday, May 3. Historic Bath will present this free exhibit of 10 informational panels and related artifacts through Friday, June 9. The centennial exhibit will travel across the state in 2017 and 2018. Historic Bath also will host a commemorative wreath-laying ceremony Saturday, May 20.

Hundreds of North Carolina Students “Taking a Stand in History” April 29

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Middle and high school students from across North Carolina will be “Taking a Stand in History” with projects for the National History Day Competition, Saturday, April 29, at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. They will come from public, private and homeschools with performance, websites, documentaries, exhibits, and research papers on the “Taking a Stand” theme.

Life on the Homefront at Aycock Birthplace May 6

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Life on the farm in 1870 was not about stylish clothing. No nearby mall or hip boutique offered trendy fashions. Aycock Birthplace and members of the Tarheel Civilians will examine fiber and fixings at the “Life on the Homefront” program Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in a celebration of creating textiles and clothing. Bring a picnic lunch and learn of bygone days.

Fort Fisher to Observe Confederate Memorial Day

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The public is invited to a Confederate Memorial Day Service at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach, NC on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The service begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Confederate Monument Memorial at Battle Acre.

“An Afternoon at Retreat” at House in the Horseshoe features Dueling and Pony Rides April 22

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

It is 1811. The republic is young, and former governor Benjamin Williams is the successful owner of “House in the Horseshoe,” which he has renamed “Retreat.” House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site in Sanford will host “An Afternoon at Retreat,” April 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a free event commemorating the life and times of Governor Williams.

N.C. Museum of History Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series Presents — Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian JON MEACHAM

Monday, April 17, 2017

The fourth annual talk in the N.C. Museum of History Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series is around the corner, and the previous ones were SOLD OUT! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear historian Jon Meacham speak on “America Then and Now: What History Tells Us About the Future” on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 7 p.m. at Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh.

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