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Revolutionary Era Battle and Brewing Highlight House in the Horseshoe Re-enactment

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The drama of the ongoing American Revolution and domestic life that included butchering livestock and brewing beer are among moments captured from the past at the 236th anniversary of the House in the Horseshoe Battle Re-enactment Aug. 5-6. See how the mutual hatred of patriot Philip Alston and British loyalist David Fanning sparked a skirmish in the summer of 1781.

IMLS Funds African American Heritage Commission Project

Monday, July 17, 2017

The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, a division of the North Carolina Arts Council, has received a $148,450 grant from the national Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for its project "Green Books’ Oasis Spaces: African American Travel in NC, 1936-1966.” 

A Weekend of Pirates at Historic Bath

Friday, July 7, 2017

BATH, N.C. – Pirates have long had a place in North Carolina’s history. From Stede Bonnet to Blackbeard himself, people have long been fascinated with the idea of pirates. Who were they?

Travel Through Time at Aycock Birthplace

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Ever wonder how things were made before the advent of electrical tools such as drills and table saws? Or what was used to carry items before tote bags?

Historic Bath Celebrates Boats and Blackbeard in July

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

There’s no better way to spend a day in a seafaring town than at the “1st Saturdays at Historic Bath” program, Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out to Historic Bath and make your very own paper boat.

Tryon Palace Celebrates Independence Day

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tryon Palace will host The Glorious Forth, a full day of events for visitors of all ages, starting at 10 a.m. on the Palace grounds and ending at the North Carolina History Center that evening with a waterfront fireworks show provided by the City of New Bern.

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