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Cannons to Boom at Bentonville for 'Heavy Thunder'

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Eyewitnesses to the battle of Bentonville likened the noise of the fight to “one continuous peel of heavy thunder.” Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site will look to recreate that noise on A

Smokies Sampler Exhibit Spotlights Craft Artisans

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

For centuries, Western North Carolina artists have made the region renowned for handmade craft, from the living traditions of the Cherokee to today’s contemporary craft artisans.

Embrace History and Nature at July 4 Events

Thursday, June 24, 2021

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.

Juneteenth observances set across the state

Friday, June 4, 2021

 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.

Commemorate Juneteenth at the State Capitol

Friday, June 4, 2021

The North Carolina State Capitol will host a community art collaboration on historic Union Square, Saturday, June 19 in commemoration of Juneteenth.

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