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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.

Bath Towne After Dark

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Have you ever wondered what Bath used to be like? Who used to walk the beautiful colonial streets? What stories have long been forgotten? Join Historic Bath Oct. 13 and 14 for an afterhours walking tour through North Carolina's oldest town. 

N.C. Science Museums Grant Program Awards $2.39 Million to 54 Science Centers

Monday, September 25, 2017

From the Bald Head Island Conservancy to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, 54 science centers across the state will soon be receiving grant awards as part of the second year of the $2.39 million North Carolina Science Museums Grant Program. The program is one of the many ways that the State of North Carolina invests in sustaining and advancing one of the most diverse and widespread networks of science museums in the country.

N.C. Historical Commission Votes to Study Relocation of Confederate Monuments

Friday, September 22, 2017

In a meeting today in Raleigh, the North Carolina Historical Commission voted to postpone until their April 2018 meeting any decision regarding a petition from the N.C. Department of Administration to relocate three Confederate monuments from the State Capitol grounds in Raleigh to the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Four Oaks, N.C.

Making a Life: History Through the Eyes of the Enslaved

Monday, September 18, 2017

A living history village will be created for the program, “Inalienable Rights: Living History Through the Eyes of the Enslaved,” at the President James K. Polk State Historic Site, Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

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