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Scottish Music Fuels Fundraiser for Fort Dobbs

Friday, January 12, 2018

Recalling the Scots-Irish settlers in the region, a special fundraising concert featuring the Scottish fiddle/cello duo of Tim MacDonald and Jeremy Ward is being presented by the Friends of Fort Dobbs State Historic Site. The Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. concert at Southern Distilling, north of Statesville, celebrates the release of the duo’s new album, “The Wilds,” and also raises funds for Fort Dobbs.

“Growing into the Family Historian”

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Are you interested in learning about your family’s past, but don’t know where to start? Plan a visit to the Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site in Fremont Saturday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. for a beginning genealogy workshop, the first in a series of three.

Victorian Saturday Fun Fundraiser at CSS Neuse

Monday, January 8, 2018

Enjoy a unique family outing with activities and fun at the Victorian Saturday program at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center, Jan. 27, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

New Executive Director Named for Tryon Palace

Monday, January 8, 2018

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has selected William J. McCrea, a veteran department employee, as the new executive director of Tryon Palace in New Bern. McCrea has been serving as interim director of Tryon Palace since March of this year.

Cotton and Candlewicking at Historic Bath

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Soft spun cotton thread on unbleached muslin can create beautiful white on white home textiles. The soft cotton thread also can be braided and used to form the wick for candles. Historic Bath will show you how to embroider your own decorative piece using white thread Jan. 11, at 10 a.m.

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