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Governor Roy Cooper signed the following bills into law today at a signing ceremony at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh:

Savor history and nature at a state park, aquarium or the zoo July 4 weekend. Numerous activities are planned across the state that coincide with Independence Day.

Living history returns to Fort Dobbs in Statesville.

Fort Fisher State Historic Site will debut “A Memory A People Could Not Forget: Lumbee Indians at Fort Fisher” on Tues., June 29. This new exhibit depicts the contributions and remarkable story of Lumbee Indians at Fort Fisher.

North Carolina has long sustained strong maritime industries of major consequence, including ship and boat building.

A new book from the North Carolina Office of Archives and History examines that maritime and shipbuilding heritage.

The State Library of North Carolina announces the 2021-2022 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awardees.

The North Carolina State Capitol will host a community art collaboration on historic Union Square, Saturday, June 19 in commemoration of Juneteenth. In 2020, the City of Raleigh designated Juneteenth as a city holiday celebrating the official end of slavery in the United States.

Kevin Bischof is the new superintendent of Gorges State Park in Transylvania County, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Bischof succeeds Robert McGraw, who transferred to serve as superintendent at Mount Mitchell State Park last fall.

The State Archives of North Carolina will host a virtual roundtable, “North Carolina’s Colonial Court Records,” Tuesday, June 22, 7-8:30 p.m.

Learn about colonial North Carolina and new discoveries from the Archives!

 In honor of Juneteenth, numerous N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources sites across the state will feature events and tours throughout the month of June.

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