Learn about famed naturalist Charles Darwin, take a closer look at his theories and their impact on current research, and meet some of the scientists who are continuing his work when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Darwin Day on Saturday, February 11, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free.
History has captured many distorted images of the enslaved in America. Somerset Place State Historic Site will share a Black History Month lecture “Slave Voices in North Carolina,” Feb. 18, 1 p.m., off site at Creswell High School. The free program will present words from the enslaved themselves.
Valentine’s delights will be featured at the inaugural “Restaurant 51 Children’s Hour” Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. Historic Edenton State Historic Site will host the monthly programs in partnership with the 51 House restaurant and owner Rose Tummerello. Reservations are required and a $5 donation to benefit the lighthouse is requested.
The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation plans to conduct multiple prescribed burns at Lake James State Park from late January through April. According to Park Superintendent Nora Coffey, the specific dates of the burns will depend on local weather conditions.
The 2017 grant application season has launched and guidelines and applications for the North Carolina Arts Council’s seven grant programs for organizations are now available.
RALEIGH, N.C. – Why in the world do we ask a groundhog about the weather every Feb. 2? What makes them better prognosticators than squirrels, or wooly worms, or frogs?
African American history in North Carolina involves struggle, heroism and achievements. The following listing highlights Black History Month programming and ongoing opportunities from the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Tryon Palace is open free to the public during its annual Free Day on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy free tours of the Governor's Palace, Kitchen Office, Stable Office, and Dixon and Stanly houses (limited to first floors), access to 16 acres of gardens, and explore the trades of the past through crafts and activities.
As February approaches, the N.C. Museum of History continues to celebrate Black History Month after our successful Annual African American Cultural Celebration in January! For February, we really do have something for everyone, and best of all? Most of the programs are FREE.