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“Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective” brings North Carolina’s landmarks, people, events, wildlife, scenery, sports and its oldest university together in a special photography exhibition held Jan. 10-Feb. 22 at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center.

Parents of preschoolers, the Museum of the Cape Fear continues its Preschool Pals program on Jan. 13, at  10 a.m. The theme for January is Native Americans. The earliest history known in this area goes back to the American Indians who lived and traveled through this area of what is now North Carolina. Get your preschooler off to an early start appreciating history. Preschool Pals is geared for ages three to five. The children will enjoy crafts, storytelling and spending time with other preschool-aged children.

Ocracoke Island's iconic mail boat Aleta kept the Island connected with the mainland of North Carolina...and the rest of the outside world for years. The old mail boat, Aleta, carried passengers and mail to and from Ocracoke in the 1940s & 1950s.  For many, the mail boat was central to coastal communication.

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum will pay tribute to Aleta, in a richly illustrated new exhibit that opens April 1, 2015. The exhibit With Love, Aleta runs through February 26, 2016 and is designed to encourage young readers

As the N.C. Civil War Sesquicentennial nears an end in April, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will present a series of lectures through April. Two January programs will focus on forts in North Carolina. Admission is free.  

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