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Christmas Open House and Foster’s Raid Exhibit Opening at the CSS Neuse

Friday, December 1, 2017

Make a stop at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center on your visit to see the annual Christmas parade and beautiful lights in downtown Dec. 9. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and afterwards visitors can enjoy cider and cookies in the museum. Experience a Victorian Christmas while making a craft with staff and see the opening of the Foster’s Raid exhibit. The exhibit requires admission; cookies and craft are free.

Help Needed to Recover Missing N.C. Highway Historical Marker

Friday, December 1, 2017

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, which manages the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, requests the public’s help in locating a missing historical marker. The marker was located on I-85 Business/US 29/70 west of Thomasville and is about John Mills, the head of Oxford Orphanage and Thomasville Baptist Orphanage (Mills Home) and president Oxford Female College.

Reed Gold Mine Seeking World War I Artifacts

Thursday, November 30, 2017

From April 1- May 30, 2018, Reed Gold Mine will host a traveling World War I exhibit as part of the 100th anniversary statewide commemoration of the war. Here’s your chance to help reflect that history. Reed is seeking original period artifacts from 1914-1918 related to Cabarrus County towns and surrounding counties. The site will return all artifacts loaned.

Christmas Walk Event Cancellation

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Due to unforeseen circumstances Historic Bath’s “Walk Through Christmas’ Past” program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The Christmas Open House Program will go on as scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 9.   

Winter in Wartime at Fort Dobbs

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The winter of 1755 was harsh and unforgiving. Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will offer a glimpse into the daily lives of French and Indian War soldiers in the winter of 1755, Saturday, Dec. 9.   Historic interpreters representing the garrison of Fort Dobbs will present scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations as well as on-going displays of life in a winter military camp, including open fire cooking.

Bentonville Battlefield to Host Christmas Open House

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Enjoy a glimpse at how Christmas was celebrated in eastern North Carolina during the Civil War. Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site’s Holiday Open House will take place Dec. 2. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.

Charles B. Aycock Christmas Tours and Celebrations

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

With a nip in the air and the holiday spirit warming our hearts, join the Christmas Candlelight tours at the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site Tuesday, Dec. 5 and Thursday, Dec. 7. Tours will be given from 6:30 p.m. Admission will be $2 for ages 5 and up. Children ages 4 and under are free.

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