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Historic Bath BBQ Fest and Beer Garden June 16

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The art of barbecuing has evolved in the Americas as explorers, pirates and even Sir Walter Raleigh discovered the natives outdoor cooking technique. Residents of Bath and environs can test their grill skills during the free BBQ Fest, Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. The time-honored tradition of beer also will be recognized with a beer garden featuring domestic and craft beer and wine that opens at noon.

North Carolina Student Documentary to Screen at Smithsonian Museum

Friday, June 8, 2018

Two students from Research Triangle High School in Durham will have their documentary, “Black Wall Street: Conflict in Tulsa, Compromise in Durham,” screened in Washington, D.C. next week. The documentary was produced for the National History Day competition by Angelica Dinh and Lucy Grossman. It examines two Black Wall Streets, one in Tulsa, Okla., the other in Durham, and was a finalist at N.C. History Day in April.

NOAA shipwreck exploration to be featured in real time at NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Friday, June 8, 2018

The deep-water robotic investigation of an unidentified shipwreck off the North Carolina coast will be shown live to guests at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island on June 25. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will conduct the dive 40 miles off the coast of Hatteras Island via a robotic submersible launched from the research vessel Okeanos Explorer.

Colonial Militia Training at Fort Dobbs June 30-July 1

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

North Carolina law in the 1750s required able-bodied men ages 16-60 to serve in the colony’s militia. They gathered for military training several times a year and could be called away at any time, leaving their homes and businesses to defend the colony. Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will feature living history interpreters recreating an 18th century militia muster June 30-July 1.

Learn “Why Pride Matters” in Pride Month Presentation

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June is Pride Month, when the LGBT community plans commemorations and celebrations across the country. James Miller, executive director of the LGBT Center of Raleigh, will speak on “Why Pride Matters,” June 21, 12:30 p.m., at the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, 109 E. Jones St. Raleigh. 

Historic Bath Welcomes Traveling Exhibit Showcasing the Glory of Barbecue and Hosts BBQ Fest

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

From wood burning pits to high tech grills with ceramic briquettes, North Carolina is in love with barbecue. Historic Bath will host an exhibit June 1 to Aug. 31, which examines barbecue from the Caribbean in the 1500s up to today. The free exhibit debunks some common myths, such as “more is better,” and whether the cooked meat needs to “rest.”

Historic Stagville Celebrates 153rd Anniversary of Emancipation for Juneteenth

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

More than 900 people were freed at Stagville Plantation, one of the state’s largest, at the end of the Civil War in 1865. Visit Historic Stagville Saturday, June 9, noon to 5 p.m., to discover the story of the end of slavery in North Carolina. The Juneteenth celebration will include performances, historic cooking demonstrations and interactive activities for all ages.
 

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Commemorates the End of Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge

Thursday, May 31, 2018

He was the most feared of captains during the Golden Age of Piracy, and in June 1718, four vessels under his command sailed into what was then Topsail Inlet (now Beaufort). Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR), became stranded in the inlet’s shallow water. To commemorate the effective end of a piratical career, a North Carolina Highway History Marker will be dedicated Thursday, June 7, 1 p.m., near the entrance on the drive into Fort Macon at Atlantic Beach.

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