In its 2016 Centennial year, North Carolina State Parks enjoyed record visitation of 18.8 million, a nine percent increase over the 17.3 million visitors the previous year, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.
On Saturday, February 4, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) will host several exciting art-making and virtual reality programs to celebrate the opening day of special exhibition Ansel Adams: Masterworks. Please see details below for inclusion in calendar listings and editorial features.
Would you believe the concept for Jugtown came after seeing a farmer’s entry of apples displayed in a “dirt dish” at the Davidson County fair in 1915? Jacques and Juliana Busbee, both from Raleigh, had a vision inspired by that “dirt dish” that initiated an industry devoted to preserving North Carolina’s pottery traditions from 1917 until today.
One of North Carolina’s unique state historic sites, Town Creek Indian Mound, will enhance its education and preservation activities thanks to a grant from the Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trust based in Concord, N.C.
Get a look at Edenton past from the Edenton Cotton Mill Village model now displayed at Historic Edenton State Historic Site.
The North Carolina Museum of Art hosts its third Art in Bloom, a four-day festival of art and flowers, March 30−Apr
Tired of blistered fingers and shabby potholders? Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site has help for you with “A Quilted Potholder Workshop,” Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to noon.
The origins and impact of slavery in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and the benefits of slave labor to Reed Gold Mine will be examined during Black History Month.
In colonial days, North Carolina governors took the oath of office with little fanfare, but with independence the oath achieved new significance. It verified the governor’s election and signaled a peaceful transfer of power. While the ceremony has taken place in many locations it remains the marker of the continuation of democracy in our state.
A North Carolina New Year’s tradition of family adventure, exercise and reconnection with nature continues in 2017 with First Day Hikes in North Carolina State Parks on Jan. 1.