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Somerset “Crafts and Crops Day” Shares Fun and Food

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Corn was a major staple and cash crop at Somerset Plantation and is at the core of the Somerset Place State Historic Site “Crafts and Crops Day,” Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can experience hands-on activities of making corn husk dolls and brooms.

Halloween Phantasmagoria at Duke Homestead Will Amaze and Awe

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Immerse yourself in the Victorian era and experience a Halloween unlike any other at Duke Homestead’s “Halloween Phantasmagoria” Oct. 27, 6:30-9 p.m. Discover a thrilling adventure at Duke Homestead State Historic Site after dark. Adult tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door; $5 for children ages 12 and under.

What’s Cooking in the Bonner House Kitchen?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Discover what it was like to cook over a live flame at a free open hearth cooking demonstration at the Bonner House kitchen Friday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There’s no better way to spend a beautiful fall day than by experiencing open hearth cooking at Historic Bath.

1st Saturdays at Historic Bath: Make a Mask!

Monday, October 2, 2017

A mask is an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection, disguise, performance or entertainment. Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes. What better way to start the Halloween season than with a brand-new mask! Come to Historic Bath Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and make your own mask. This is a free activity.

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Recognizes State’s First Rosenwald School

Monday, October 2, 2017

With the end of Reconstruction following the Civil War, the hope of African Americans for education seemed lost. But in 1912 Sears and Roebuck founder Julius Rosenwald, in collaboration with Booker T. Washington, initiated a program for rural students in Alabama that spread throughout the South. 

Archaeology Month Lectures Celebrate Finding Facts in the Past

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Students and professional archaeologists in North Carolina have been busily studying North Carolina’s rich and diverse past. In celebration of October as North Carolina Archaeology Month, a series of free lectures will be presented by the Office of State Archaeology on a broad range of subjects, including the development of the Catawba Nation and the history of Moravian settlers.

Home Movie Day Shares Forgotten Memories

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Those old home movies stashed in the closet or attic could be a treasure trove of information and memories. The State Archives of North Carolina and A/V Geeks invite you to “Home Movie Day” Saturday, Oct. 21, 1 to 4 p.m., at the State Archives/State Library Building, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh.

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