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Mountain Gateway Museum Celebrates Railroad Day September 16

Friday, September 8, 2017

A trolley ride, hike along Point Lookout trail, music, food and railroad history and lore will make for a delightful day at Mountain Gateway Museum’s annual Railroad Day, Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day was created to celebrate Old Fort’s rich railroading history.

Museum Day Live! And Music on the Point

Friday, September 8, 2017

An exciting weekend is coming to Historic Bath! Saturday, Sept. 23, beginning at 10 a.m., Historic Bath will participate in the Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! program. The Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of historic sites and other cultural institutions to provide insight and inspiration to visitors both young and old.

State Archives Collection Documents Military Service of Col. Richard Hunt

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The State Archives of North Carolina is excited to announce the availability for research of a new, rare collection documenting the distinguished U.S. Marine Corps career of Col. Richard M. Hunt, who served in WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War with high distinction.

Memories at Town Creek for Grandparent’s Day

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The best way to show your love for grandparents this Grandparent’s Day, Sept. 10, is to give the gift of time. Not the turkey, candy or fireworks that accompany some other holidays, but your company and attention for an afternoon at Town Creek Indian Mound, 1-4 p.m., can make for long-lasting memories at this free program.

Telling Stories: History through the Eyes of the Enslaved

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A communal dinner, public workshop and a safe place for community conversations around race, history and culture, along with a historical perspective on what led to where we are today, comprise the Slave Dwelling Project Weekend, Sept. 29-30.

Public Meetings Scheduled for Proposed State Park on Black River

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The State of North Carolina is seeking public input for a study on the feasibility and suitability of a state park on the Black River in parts of Sampson, Bladen, and Pender counties. During the last legislative session, the N.C. General Assembly directed the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation to undertake the study and report results to the Legislative Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources by March 1, 2018.

North Carolina Women Find Freedom via the Underground Railroad

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Underground Railroad is often imagined as a trail of briar infested backroads and secret cellars traveled by bondsmen at night seeking freedom from slavery. That was not the only route to escape. The North Carolina Women of the Underground Railroad Symposium, Oct. 5 -7, will examine two courageous Tar Heel women who traveled by land or sea on the freedom road. Registration is required and free; availability is limited.

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