NCMC Events From Around the State… June 22, 2009
1). Joel Lane Museum House The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” will sponsor its annual Independence Day Open House on Saturday, July 4, 2009 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Colonel Lane was a founding father of North Carolina’s capital city and an officer in the Wake County militia during the American Revolutionary War. On the grounds, re-enactors will demonstrate various aspects of Colonial life such as churning butter and writing with a quill pen. There will be old-fashioned crafts and games, and lemonade for the children. The garden in its full summer glory will be on view, and herbs from the garden will be for sale.
2). Tobacco Farm Life Museum presents our 26th Anniversary Celebration on June 27 from 10-4 and June 28 from 2-4. The Museum will be celebrating our 26th year with live entertainment, children’s activities, heritage demonstrations and antique vehicles. Saturday features include live entertainment, children’s games, art displays and heritage demonstrations. Sunday features include gospel music, an art show and antique cars, trucks and tractors. Food will be available on-site.
3). Asheville Art Museum The Asheville Art Museum is delighted to present the celebratory exhibition Looking Back: Celebrating 60 Years of Collecting at the Asheville Art Museum opening Friday, July 3, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.-free with Museum Membership or admission. As part of the Museum’s 60th Anniversary Celebration, Museum staff has created an exciting new installation of the permanent collection. This exhibition will examine a variety of ways to consider art and the relationship between art and viewer.
4). Ava Gardner Museum is excited to announce that on Monday, June 15, 2009, a newly redesigned website for www.avagardner.org was unveiled. The new site, developed by Eric Dean with Inspire Media Associates offers a more modern design while adding considerably to the content and images that were previously found by visitors to the site. Visitors will now find detailed information about the museum, its history, and the collection, as well as a thorough history of Ava Gardner’s life, including her Filmography and a Photo Gallery.
5). N.C. Maritime Museum Civil War Navy re-enactors from the Carolina Living History Guild will demonstrate nautical skills and talk about weapons of the period on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. The Carolina Living History Guild participates in various living history activities and showcases the history of the United States during the American Revolution, War of 1812 and the American Civil War. They will display small arms used by both Union and Confederate navies, examples of rope work and the many uses of rope on board ships of the period, and the tools used by engineers on the steamships of the 1860s.
6). The Doll and Miniature Museum The Doll & Miniature Museum of High Point, 101 West Green Drive, High Point, NC proudly presents Barbie, 50 and Fabulous, celebrating 50-years of Mattel's Famous Fashion Doll. The exhibit opens on Saturday, June 20th.and will run through December 31st.
7). Museum of the Albemarle On Wednesday, June 24, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, The Museum of the Albemarle will help visitors learn All About Ducks. Visit the Art Ducko exhibit and see over 100 hunting decoys carved by noted area craftsmen. Visitors can also experience interactive programs and view a demonstration of decoy carving. Also on hand will be an educator from the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission who will help to answer all of your waterfowl questions. Kids can enjoy creative activities centered around ducks.
8). Orange County Historical Museum Come travel back in time to the Civil War on Hillsborough's Last Fridays on June 26 at the Orange County Historical Museum, 201 N. Churton St. Hillsborough, NC 27278. This Friday, from 6-9pm hear stories about the Civil War and interact with costumed interpreters.
9). N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher June is National Zoo and Aquarium month. Come celebrate at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher! This month long recognition focuses on helping people learn how to preserve America’s wildlife. Summer is an excellent time to visit your local zoo or aquarium, as well as their websites and blogs!