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October is Archives Month in North Carolina

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed October 2018 as Archives Month in North Carolina and the State Archives of North Carolina is cosponsoring an exhibit that displays both ordinary and extraordinary documents that record the history and culture of the state. 

Exhibit on WWI and the Armistice at the State Capitol Through Nov. 30

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

To commemorate 100 years since the Armistice of World War I, a new exhibit in the State Capitol focuses on North Carolinians during the war. The exhibit features and is built around a personal journal on loan to the Capitol. The journal, written by college student Mabel Grant from 1918-1919, chronicles everyday life at East Carolina Teachers Training School – the predecessor to East Carolina University. While a student at the school, Mabel’s journal recounts details of her loved ones serving in the military, as well as her own efforts to help the war effort. 

“Rich in the Rare” at Town Creek

Monday, February 26, 2018

A rare chance to learn about seldom-seen plants and animals will be available at Town Creek State Historic Site at the “Rich in the Rare” exhibit March 3 through April 14.

It’ll blow your mind: “Mazes & Brain Games” opens at science museum Jan. 20

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Look up “maze” in the dictionary, and you’ll find it described as a confusing network of intersecting paths or passages, a complex arrangement that causes bewilderment, confusion or perplexity. Now take that up a notch by adding two vital ingredients — fun and education — and you’ve arrived at “Mazes & Brain Games,” a new exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, opening Jan. 20, 2018.

Treasures from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge at the Western Office

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

To commemorate the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s adventures along the North Carolina coast – the place where he was ultimately brought to justice – the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is showcasing a traveling exhibit that includes artifacts representing weaponry, nautical tools and personal items recovered from his wrecked flagship the Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR)

Celebrate Veterans and World War I Service in November

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Learn more about North Carolina’s role in World War I and join in a salute to veterans at the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Western Office through the current “North Carolina and the Great War” exhibit that focuses on World War I through Nov. 18.

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