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Frontier Life Recreated at Fort Dobbs

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The demands of life for soldiers and civilians in the 1750s will be on view at the “Frontier Life Recreated” program at Fort Dobbs State Historic Site Saturday, Sept. 29. Re-enactors dressed as soldiers and settlers will demonstrate what daily life was like at the French and Indian War site 260 years ago.

Bennett Place Showcases School of the Soldier

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

How did civilians learn the art of war? Well, not in a classroom. Many long and tedious hours turned green recruits into soldiers. Bennett Place State Historic Site will offer a “School of the Soldier,” program Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30, that illustrates the transition.   

Bentonville Battlefield Presents “Two Weeks of Fury”

Thursday, September 6, 2018

A limited number of tickets remain for “Two Weeks of Fury: A Carolina’s Campaign Tour and Symposium.” Hosted by the Friends of Bentonville, the event takes place Sept. 28-29 at various sites in eastern North Carolina. It will include scholarly presentations and battlefield tours.

Volunteers Needed at the State Capitol

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The State Capitol is seeking volunteers interested in training as Capitol docents. Volunteers are the public face of the Capitol and are relied upon for tours, leading both adult and children’s groups. Volunteers also assist with special programming. The Capitol will hold a volunteer docent training and information session, Monday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. Docents will be trained to give tours of the 1840 Capitol and will learn much about local and state history.

Documentary Film to Screen at the State Capitol Sept. 25

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Join us in the House Chamber of the N.C. State Capitol Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 7-9 p.m. for a screening of "The American South As We Know It" by Fredrick Murphy. The film explores the lives and experiences of African Americans during the Jim Crow era. The educators, historians and brave “everyday” people featured in this documentary express their vested interest in creating a comprehensive narrative of what life was like for African Americans in the south at the time. This film is rated PG.

Enjoy the Magic of Stagville Under the Stars

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Share a captivating evening of African folk tales of the sun, moon and stars at the program, “Stagville Under the Stars,” Friday, Aug. 24, 8 to 10 p.m., at Historic Stagville. This is a new summer presentation of the popular winter event.

Symposium at Aycock Birthplace to Examine PTSD from WWI to Modern Times

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

For many doughboys, World War I did not end when they returned home. Their lingering memories of the horrors endured in the trenches became known as “shell shock.” Today we know it as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site will host a daylong symposium, “A Lingering Shadow: From Battlefield Trauma in World War I to a Modern Perspective on PTSD,” Saturday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will shine a light on what can be a very dark experience. The symposium coincides with the opening of the traveling exhibition, “North Carolina and the Great War.”

Tobacco Myths and Harvest Celebration at Duke Homestead

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tobacco built and shaped the Durham that we know today thanks largely to the Duke family that started their manufacturing tobacco business in Durham. Duke Homestead will share two free programs in August focused on the history and culture of tobacco. An examination of tobacco myths Saturday, Aug. 18, and a celebration of harvest Saturday, Aug. 25, will offer a well-rounded picture of raising tobacco in North Carolina.

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