An occasional list of exhibits, programs, and events at North Carolina museums. Sponsored by the North Carolina Museums Council.

Monday, July 20, 2009

NCMC Events From Around the State… July 20, 2009

1). Transylvania Heritage Museum Saturday, August 8th, 1 pm – 2 pm: Long Legacies: Remarkable Survivals in Appalachian Folklife with Charlotte Ross, EdD., Appalachian State University. Renowned storyteller and expert on mountain life, Charlotte’s programs are a treat not to be missed!

2). Museum of the Albemarle The beach surf documentary Any Given Morning will be shown by the Museum of the Albemarle on Saturday, July 25th at 2:00 pm in the Gaither Auditorium. On hand will be the film’s creator Laurel Hughes. Hughes, a native of Elizabeth City first got the surfing ‘bug’ in 2006 and it bit her hard. Hughes will be on hand after the movie for a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served.

3). Port Discover Port Discover Day is set for Friday, July 24 at Puddleducks, a children’s clothing shop in Elizabeth City. On July 24 Port Discover educators will bring hands-on science activities to Puddleducks. From microscopes to science experiments, there will be lots of science for youngsters to discover! A portion of all sales that day will benefit Port Discover.

4). N.C. State Capitol Bring lunch to the State Capitol grounds Friday, July 24, for a free concert to celebrate the reopening of the south plaza and south walkways of Capitol Square. Featuring the Southern String Band, this concert will last from noon-1 p.m. and kicks off the Capitol Concert Series, a festive series of free lunchtime performances on the grounds. Although dates are not yet fixed, subsequent concerts will feature various musical genres including both bluegrass and big band.

5). Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens presents I Thee Wedd. Learn about 18th century wedding customs and join in the celebration as Rose, a servant of Governor Tryon, and Thomas start a new life together. August 1st and 15th at 1 p.m. Free with regular admission.

6). Ava Gardner Museum Ava called Ernest Hemingway "Papa," and he called her "Daughter." The accomplished author admired Ava's work in the films based on his works and considered her "the most exciting woman of her generation." To celebrate their special relationship, the Ava Gardner Museum will offer “Buy One, Get One Free” admission next Tuesday, July 21st – Ernest Hemingway’s 110th birthday. Visitors only need to mention that it is Hemingway’s birthday to receive this special discount.

7). Fort Fisher State Historic Site Hear the cannons boom at Fort Fisher as part of a new program, Cannoneers: “Load, Ready, Fire!” On Saturday, July 25, 2009, from 10am to 4pm costumed staff and volunteers will fire the 12 lb bronze Napoleon cannon and teach the public about Civil War artillery. Cannon firings will be at 11:45am and 3:45pm. As a special treat, Fort Fisher also invites kids of all ages to experience the life of a Civil War soldier as you learn period field artillery drill following the demonstrations.


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