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“Mapping the New World” Exhibit at Historic

Thursday, March 28, 2019

 A stunning collection of 29 early North American maps are showcased in the new exhibit at Historic Bath, “Mapping the New World.” Covering over 300 years of cartographic history, the collection provides a unique look at the evolution of our understanding of the New World, with many of the maps focusing on North Carolina and its iconic coastal region.

Music and Musket Fire at Fort Dobbs

Friday, March 22, 2019

 A glimpse of 18th century life comes to Fort Dobbs as visitors will meet soldiers and settlers during the “War for Empire” program April 6-7. They can enjoy special performances of period music as part of the 2019 “Year of Music” organized by the N.C. Arts Council within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Park Day Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

History buffs, community leaders and preservationists will aid in the preservation of Civil War sites in North Carolina this spring. Historic Edenton holds its Park Day Saturday, March 30.

“More Than a Woman” Program at Reed Gold Mine

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The discovery of a 17-pound gold nugget by Conrad Reed in 1799 is America’s first documented gold discovery. His discovery and his father John’s development of the mine are celebrated. Little notice is given to his mother, Sarah Kiser Reed, or other women during the gold rush period.

Halifax Resolves Day and Road to Yorktown Events at Historic Halifax

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Before the other colonies followed suit in July, the North Carolina Provincial Congress issued the Halifax Resolves on April 12, 1776, voting to separate from the British Crown. The approaching Halifax Resolves Day observance at Historic Halifax, April 12, will begin a free two-day celebration to commemorate North Carolina's stand as the first colony to call for independence!  

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