NCMC Events From Around the State
NCMC Events From Around the State… June 1, 2009
1). N.C. Maritime Museum North Carolina Maritime Museums Director Joe Schwarzer will give a talk titled Forty Years of Nautical Archaeology on Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at the N.C. Maritime Museum, located at 315 Front Street in Beaufort. The talk is part of the Friends of the Museum Speaker Series. Tickets are $5, with no charge for Friends of the Museum.
2). Asheville Art Museum The Asheville Art Museum invites you to enjoy an Art Break featuring Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art on Friday, June 12, 2009 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Art Breaks are free with Museum Membership or admission. Join an informative member of the Asheville Art Museum’s Docents on a guided tour of the exciting exhibition.
3). The Bascom A free book signing featuring master ceramic artist Mark Hewitt will be Thursday, June 11, from 5-7 p.m. at The Bascom in Highlands for Hewitt’s 2005 acclaimed book co-written with Nancy Sweezy, The Potter’s Eye: Art and Tradition in North Carolina. Books available for purchase. For more information or to pre-register, call (828) 526-4949 or visit www.thebascom.org/presentations.
4). Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site Discover how Civil War soldiers lived in camp and what role the enlisted man played in battle during Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site’s annual summer living history program, Saturday, June 6, in Four Oaks. The event is free and open to the public. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., period-costumed living historians will show how Civil War soldiers made meals; kept their weapons and uniforms in tip-top shape; trained for battle; dealt with heat, cold, rain, ice and snow; and much more.
5). Cape Fear Museum presents in the Learning Center: Cape Fear Indians on Saturday, June 6. Who were the first inhabitants of the Lower Cape Fear region? Examine local Native American pot shards and make your own clay pot to take home. Learn about Cape Fear Indians’ early hunting and fishing. Make shell jewelry and play a Native American game. The Learning Center is open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6). Transylvania Heritage Museum Saturday, June 13, 1:00-2:00 pm: Find out about Life in a Logging Camp from author Exie Wilde Henson and Transylvania native Mamie Bumgarner McCall. Don't miss this! The ladies will share what it was like to grow up in a logging camp. Exie will have her books available for sale, also.
7). Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Eric Nordgren, senior conservator with the USS Monitor project at The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Va., will give a free public presentation on Conservation of the USS Monitor at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum on Wednesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. On Dec.31, 1862, the famed Union ironclad USS Monitor fell victim to the stormy seas of the Graveyard of the Atlantic and sank in 240 feet of water off Cape Hatteras, N.C. Due to the efforts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and many collaborators, the wreck site was established as America’s first National Marine Sanctuary.