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Summer is almost here. Flowers and centuries-old trees are in full bloom. And cool breezes from Lake Phelps stave off the stifling heat. The 11th annual "Days Gone By" living history event at Somerset Place State Historic Site offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy this beautiful weather.

The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center is excited to premier a dinner theater event that has been two years in the making.

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the State Historic Preservation Office (HPO) seek to conduct oral history interviews with persons active in the Civil Rights Movement between the years 1941 to 1976 in northeastern North Carolina.

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will offer a glimpse of the harrowing days of the Anglo-Cherokee War Feb. 26.  The Cherokee and British had been allies when the French and Indian War started, but tensions quickly spiraled into hostilities.

The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission and the State Archives of North Carolina are partnering with the WeGOJA Foundation on a new initiative, Black Carolinians Speak: Portraits of a Pandemic, to capture the experiences of African Americans in the Carolinas during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will gather first-person testimonies, letters, music, images, art and other documents that will be part of a physical and virtual exhibit.

Two days after surviving the battle of Bentonville, Lt. Col. William E. Strong reflected on “those brave and gallant companions in arms who will come back to us no more.

 ‘Tis the season! The holidays are fast approaching, and we invite you to begin your season festivities with us at Somerset Place State Historic Site during our 31st Annual Christmas Open House Sunday, Dec. 5, from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. 

In 1761, the western part of North Carolina was in crisis. Warfare between British colonists and the Cherokee had raged for two years. By the summer and fall, armies massed for a final invasion of the Cherokee's homeland.

Summer is here, flowers and centuries-old trees are in full bloom, and cool breezes from Lake Phelps stave off the stifling heat. The 10th annual “Days Gone By” living history event at Somerset Place State Historic Site offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy this beautiful weather.

Join Duke Homestead State Historic Site at the historic Durham Athletic Park for an evening of two vintage baseball games on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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