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“Gazing into the Past” Offers Rare Look at Night Sky

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Years ago, farmers used the phases of the moon as a calendar to help them prepare and harvest their crops. Today, the sky still shines as bright as it did over 200 years ago at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site. Come and learn more about what the night sky can tell us at “Gazing into the Past” on Sept. 20, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. This free, family friendly event is co-hosted by Morehead Planetarium.

“She Changed the World” Kick-off Event at the State Capitol Sept. 7

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources will commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage on the grounds of the State Capitol at a kick-off event for “She Changed the World: NC Women Breaking Barriers” Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

“Beautiful Deception” Exhibit at CSS Neuse

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Spying is sometimes known as the world’s second oldest profession. Nineteenth century notions about a woman’s place and capabilities set the stage for hundreds of women to become spies during the American Civil War. “Beautiful Deception” is an exhibit at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center through January 2020 about some fabled Civil War era spies.

Fort Dobbs Returns with Grand Opening

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

In the summer of 1755, a company of soldiers began construction of Fort Dobbs to protect the western frontier of the colony of North Carolina. A full-scale replica of that fort will open 264 years later, Saturday and Sunday, Sept.21-22, in Statesville.

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