N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

Historic Roanoke River Lighthouse Re-Opens in August

EDENTON, NC August 5, 2014 – History buffs and others will be rewarded after years of waiting for the restoration and public opening of the Roanoke River Lighthouse. The circa 1886 building will formally open on Aug. 15, at 10 a.m., but a special sneak peek will be offered Aug. […]

Historic Preservation Tax Credits Are Getting a Second Look by the N.C. Legislature

RALIEGH, NC July 30, 2014 – A groundswell of support for historic preservation tax credits is getting the attention of House and Senate leaders who did not include these economic tools in their initial budget. “I want to thank the House and Senate, especially Rep. David Lewis, for introducing a […]

Civil War Medicine and Surgery Display at CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center Aug. 9

KINSTON, NC July 28, 2014 – CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center will present “Civil War Surgery & Medicine” examining medicine and surgery at home and on the battlefield during the Civil War. The origins of modern triage practices can be traced back to the difficult choices made on the battlefield. […]

Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – From the massive amphibious attack on Fort Fisher, the largest by American forces until World War II, to the 6,000 acre battlefield at Bentonville to the site of the largest surrender of the Civil War at Bennett Place, participants in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes Civil […]

What's Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

Culture Around Every Corner: July 24-27 RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – An exploration of 18th century beer in Statesville, a look at the view 20 feet from stardom in Raleigh and a lively concert of indie folk tunes in Winston-Salem are just a few of the opportunities for fun […]

Duke Energy Awards $50, 000 for Educational Travel Grants & Free Teacher Workshops

RALEIGH, NC July 21, 2014 – The N.C. Museum of History announces that Duke Energy Education Travel Grants will be available this fall to help cover part of transportation costs to the museum for public schools in central and eastern North Carolina. The travel grants are made possible by a […]

Historic Edenton Archaeological Investigation Searching for First Courthouse Starts July 28, 2014

EDENTON, NC July 21, 2014 – Even in a town’s earliest days, there is a need for rules and justice. An archaeological investigation at the 1767 Chowan Courthouse Green July 28 to 31 will search for the town’s first courthouse, built in 1718. “We know there was a courthouse,” says […]

Treasures from Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

Only for a Limited Time Aug. 2-Sept. 13 WINNABOW, NC July 17, 2014 – A cannon ball, window glass and gold dust from the wreck of Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR), will be on exhibit at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site from Aug. 2 to Sept. 13. A […]

Swashbuckling Fun – Pirate Makes Appearance During Museum Program

PIRATE MAKES APPEARANCE DURING MUSEUM PROGRAM Calling all buccaneers ages 5 to 8! Meet a pirate and challenge him to a sword fight. Listen to tales of infamous seafarers, such as Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Anne Bonney, and make a seaworthy craft during the program Pirates, Ahoy! at the N.C. […]

Celebrate Lebanese Culture at August Festival at NC Museum of History

Celebrate Lebanese Culture at August Festival RALEIGH, NC July 16, 2014 – From belly dancing to baklava, the event Cedars in the Pines on the Plaza will be a celebration of Lebanese culture. This free festival takes place on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the […]