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Celebrate July 4 with Family Fun at State Historic Sites and Museums

Monday, June 29, 2015

There's no better way to celebrate the quintessential American holiday, July 4, than at a state historic site or museum. The state observance is July 3, so most state historic sites and museums will be open July 4, as well as some July 3. This July 4 also kicks off "It's Revolutionary!," a two year long celebration of the birth of the nation. The 240th anniversary tribute focuses on North Carolina's significant role at colonial historic sites and will be observed July 4, 2015, through July 4, 2017.

Fourth of July Celebration at Roanoke Island Festival Park Features U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Marine Aircraft Band

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band, stationed at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, will perform in the Outdoor Pavilion at Roanoke Island Festival Park beginning at 8 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dark. Gates open at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Parking will be available at the Park until the lot is full with additional parking in Downtown Manteo. Handicap parking will be available at the Park. Pack up the lawn chairs, blankets and picnic and bring family and friends and join us as our nation celebrates.

Children Invited to Craft Patriotic Art at Tryon Palace

Friday, June 19, 2015

Children between the ages of 5-12 are invited to the North Carolina History Center for a free art workshop inspired by the Fourth of July on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. Space is limited for this workshop and reservations are recommended.

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!

Experience a Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier June 13

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Discover camp life and the role of the Civil War enlisted man in battle at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site on Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. In this program, historians in period dress will demonstrate how Union and Confederate soldiers made meals, maintained weapons and uniforms, and trained for battle. For information please call (910) 594-0789 or visit

Celebrate 19th Century Farm Life at Governor Aycock Birthplace June 13

Thursday, May 21, 2015

If you enjoy honey and are interested in beekeeping, then visit Governor Charles B. Aycock Birthplace, Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The celebration of North Carolina's 19th century farm heritage during the "Saturday on the Farm" free program will examine beekeeping and gardening. You'll also enjoy seeing vintage farm equipment.

Historic Stagville Presents “Freedom 150” May 30

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The end of the Civil War was not the end of the story. Historic Stagville will commemorate the end of the Civil War with “Freedom 150” May 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The free event will examine the effect of the end of the Civil War on the African American population, the rise of the black church and the creation of the sharecropping system.

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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