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Pirate Weekend in Historic Bath

Thursday, July 12, 2018

From Stede Bonnet to Blackbeard himself, people have long been fascinated with pirates, which are part of North Carolina history. Who were they? Where did they live? What did they wear? How did they become pirates? Discover pirates as the streets of the town of Bath will be filled with them for the “Pirates in the Port” program July 21, 10 a.m.

Filmmaking in North Carolina Program with Curator Laura Boyes

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

In recent decades hundreds of movies have been made in North Carolina, and N.C. Museum of Art Curator Laura Boyes will review “Filmmaking in North Carolina” Thursday, July 12, 12:30 p.m. at the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Building, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh.

Archaeology Day at Fort Dobbs July 28

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A War for Empire that crossed five continents and lasted seven years is remembered at Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, the state’s only link to the French and Indian War. What can be learned about the 1756 construction, and the 50 men garrisoned at the fort? These are the lessons often left to archaeology and the recovery of materials inhabitants left behind. 

Mountain Gateway Museum Hosts July 4 Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Music and melon will accent the Old-Fashioned July 4 Ice Cream Social celebration at Mountain Gateway Museum (MGM). Red watermelon, white vanilla ice cream and bluegrass music are a formula for a fun-filled, family friendly free celebration Wednesday, July 4, 2 to 4 p.m. – or until the food runs out.

Historic Bath BBQ Fest and Beer Garden June 16

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The art of barbecuing has evolved in the Americas as explorers, pirates and even Sir Walter Raleigh discovered the natives outdoor cooking technique. Residents of Bath and environs can test their grill skills during the free BBQ Fest, Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. The time-honored tradition of beer also will be recognized with a beer garden featuring domestic and craft beer and wine that opens at noon.

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