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Documentary Film to Screen at the State Capitol Sept. 25

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Join us in the House Chamber of the N.C. State Capitol Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 7-9 p.m. for a screening of "The American South As We Know It" by Fredrick Murphy. The film explores the lives and experiences of African Americans during the Jim Crow era. The educators, historians and brave “everyday” people featured in this documentary express their vested interest in creating a comprehensive narrative of what life was like for African Americans in the south at the time. This film is rated PG.

National Register Adds Eight North Carolina Historic Places

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that eight individual properties across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The following properties were reviewed by the North Carolina National Register Advisory Committee and were subsequently approved by the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Officer and forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register.

Enjoy the Magic of Stagville Under the Stars

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Share a captivating evening of African folk tales of the sun, moon and stars at the program, “Stagville Under the Stars,” Friday, Aug. 24, 8 to 10 p.m., at Historic Stagville. This is a new summer presentation of the popular winter event.

Symposium at Aycock Birthplace to Examine PTSD from WWI to Modern Times

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

For many doughboys, World War I did not end when they returned home. Their lingering memories of the horrors endured in the trenches became known as “shell shock.” Today we know it as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site will host a daylong symposium, “A Lingering Shadow: From Battlefield Trauma in World War I to a Modern Perspective on PTSD,” Saturday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will shine a light on what can be a very dark experience. The symposium coincides with the opening of the traveling exhibition, “North Carolina and the Great War.”

Tobacco Myths and Harvest Celebration at Duke Homestead

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tobacco built and shaped the Durham that we know today thanks largely to the Duke family that started their manufacturing tobacco business in Durham. Duke Homestead will share two free programs in August focused on the history and culture of tobacco. An examination of tobacco myths Saturday, Aug. 18, and a celebration of harvest Saturday, Aug. 25, will offer a well-rounded picture of raising tobacco in North Carolina.

Title I Schools Can Now Apply for N.C. Aquarium Scholars Program

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The application period is underway for teachers in North Carolina’s Title I schools to participate in the Aquarium Scholars program, an educational outreach opportunity that connects students with undersea worlds, amazing animals and ocean science.

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