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Underwater Obsessed: James J. Francesconi Reef Project

Being underwater obsessed in North Carolina means also having a complete and total addiction for the magical lore and exploration of shipwrecks. North Carolina holds the brass porthole to some of the World’s best diving and marine life habitat areas. Our mysterious “Graveyard of the Atlantic” is a proud heritage […]


Tar Heel Sports Legends: A Panel and Workshop for Youth

NORTH CAROLINA SPORTS LEGENDS RALEIGH, NC Feb. 20, 2015 – What does it take to become a professional athlete or an Olympic medalist? Four outstanding athletes from North Carolina will share their stories and highlight their sports careers, past and present, during Tar Heel Sports Legends: A Panel and Workshop for […]


February Programs at the N.C. Museum of History

RALEIGH, NC Jan. 9, 2015 – During Black History Month, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will feature three programs about experiences of African Americans. The Justice Theater Project will present the original and innovative work Voices That Challenge, which is told through dance, spoken word, and music. The […]


A Pirate’s Exile: Pillaging Tampa

At the exact minute that this is being written, I’m on the train to Washington, DC.  I’m watching the homes and highways fly by and thinking about the week I just spent in Tampa.  My grandma moved there a few years back so that she could have a piece of […]


Historic Stagville Presents New Slave Narratives in Let Them Be Heard Performances Feb. 21-March 1

DURHAM, NC January 29, 2014 – The anguish and frustration of men and women held in slavery will be voiced at Historic Stagville during return performances of the Let Them Be Heard series by Bare Theatre Feb. 21-March 1. New adaptations of this summer’s critically acclaimed, powerful presentations will examine the aftermath […]


The Path to Emancipation Highlighted at Mountain Gateway Museum for Black History Month

OLD FORT, NC January 22, 2014 – In commemoration of the 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, a traveling exhibit of illustrated informational panels outlining the struggle for freedom by the enslaved people in North Carolina and the nation is on tour. The “Freedom for All” exhibit will be at the Mountain Gateway Museum Feb. […]


Town Creek Under the Stars 2014 Season Starts Jan. 25

MOUNT GILEAD, NC January 23, 2014 – Town Creek Indian Mound will kick-off the 2014 astronomy season with Town Creek Under the Stars Saturday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m. Participants will view Jupiter, the Orion Nebula and the Beehive Cluster among other celestial sights. This is a free event. The Planet Jupiter will be […]


Enjoy a Colonial Christmas at House in the Horseshoe December 14

SANFORD, NC December 3, 2013 – Celebrate a colonial Carolina Christmas at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site Dec. 14. The historic house will be garbed in Christmas decorations and open to visitors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Colonial era costumed re-enactors will demonstrate various 18th century crafts […]


A Golden Christmas at Reed Gold Mine

MIDLAND, NC December 3, 2013 – Experience a golden Christmas at the only place you can take a candlelight tour during the day. Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site will offer special tours illuminated by lanterns and candlelight Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours focus on the working […]


“Gone With the Glory: The Civil War in Cinema”

ELIZABETH CITY, NC November 15, 2013 – The Museum of the Albemarle will host Brian Steel Wills on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Gaither Auditorium. Mr. Wills will present a lecture and book signing on his book “Gone with the Glory:  The Civil War in Cinema”.  […]