Press Releases

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. 

Call for Craft Vendors at Aycock Birthplace

Friday, September 15, 2017

Are you a local artisan? Do you have beautiful crafts to share with the community? The Gov. Charles B. Aycock State Historic Site is currently accepting applications for craft vendors to participate in the first annual “Rakin’ in the Fun Festival” Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Composition Craven” Photography Exhibit Comes to the State Capitol

Friday, September 15, 2017

Visitors can view fine art photographic portraiture when the “Composition Craven” traveling exhibition opens at the State Capitol Oct. 3. On loan from the Craven Arts Council and Gallery, the exhibition focuses on the diversity of individuals who compose the fabric and culture of our state. As “the people’s house,” the Capitol is a fitting place to display images that speak to the experiences of the people of North Carolina.

N.C. Historical Commission to Meet Sept. 22 in Raleigh

Friday, September 15, 2017

The North Carolina Historical Commission will meet Friday, Sept. 22 to discuss a petition from the N.C. Department of Administration to relocate three Confederate monuments from the State Capitol grounds to the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Four Oaks, N.C.

Call for Volunteers at the State Capitol

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The State Capitol is seeking volunteers interested in training as docents. These volunteers are the public face of the State Capitol and are relied upon for tours, both with adult and children’s groups. The Capitol will hold a volunteer docent training and information session, Monday, Sept. 25, at 9:30 a.m. 

Pianist Celebrates American Music at State Capitol

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pianist Lara Downes will perform and Alexander Bernstein narrate in a program in tribute to his father, acclaimed composer Leonard Bernstein, Monday, Sept. 18, at the State Capitol. It’s a celebration of American music and its importance to understanding history, and the 50thanniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council.

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