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Tar Heel Film Legend Earl Owensby at N.C. Museum of History

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In the 1970s, when most movies were made in Hollywood, Earl Owensby decided to build a studio — and create his own independent movies — in North Carolina. Earl Owensby Studios, in Shelby, opened in 1973 and proved that feature films could be produced east of California. In addition to directing and producing, Owensby played leading roles in several of his movies, such as “Death Driver” and “Living Legend: The King of Rock and Roll.”

Discover the History of the U.S. Life-Saving Service

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Outer Banks historian, author and public speaker James Charlet will give a free lecture about the forgotten heroes of the United States Life-Saving Service at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center from 1-2 p.m., Saturday, July 18.

Museum of the Cape Fear to Host Juneteenth Program

Monday, July 13, 2015

On Saturday, August 1, at 2 p.m. the Museum of the Cape Fear will host four authors who collaborated on the book, The Brightest Day: A Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology. They will hold a panel discussion about the observance of Juneteenth. Juneteenth has been celebrated as the final emancipation for all slaves after the Civil War.

Learn About Francisco de Miranda over Lunch at Tryon Palace

Monday, July 13, 2015

Francisco de Miranda, the Spanish explorer and father of Venezuelan independence, will be the subject of Tryon Palace’s July Lunch and Learn lecture held at noon Friday, July 17, at the North Carolina History Center. 

August Programs at the N.C. Museum of History

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Special guests ranging from Earl Owensby, a Tar Heel film legend, to Tyrone Jefferson, who served several stints as music director for entertainer James Brown, will present August programs at the N

Lunch and Learn Program to Uncover the ‘History of Tryon Palace’

Monday, June 15, 2015

Tryon Palace research historian Siobhan Fitzpatrick will explore the early history of Tryon Palace and New Bern during a Lunch and Learn lecture held at the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern on Friday, June 19. The lecture, entitled “The History of Tryon Palace,” will begin at noon.

Fresh Face: Celebrating One of Pepsi’s First African American Models

Monday, June 8, 2015

"Fresh Face” will celebrate the work of Levonia P. Frazier, one of the first African American models for Pepsi and a longtime New Bern resident, during a special program held in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center. This free event will take place from 7-9 p.m. on June 18 as part of Tryon Palace’s monthly African American Lecture Series.

July Programs at the N.C. Museum of History

Monday, June 8, 2015

Take advantage of July programs for all ages at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Plan an evening out on Friday, July 3, to see the blockbuster exhibit Starring North Carolina!

June Programs at the N.C. Museum of History

Friday, May 8, 2015

From funk music to gardening, June will bring an eclectic mix of programs at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. As always, there will be programs for all ages.

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