NCMC Events From Around the State… July 6, 2009
1). Museum of the Albemarle Join the Museum of the Albemarle on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm for a high-seas adventure in a one day camp. Participants, completing kindergarten through third grade, will discover the pirates that sailed the coast of North Carolina, the ships that were sailed and the weapons that were used. Enjoy creative activities centered on pirate lore, legend and history. Snacks and box lunch will be provided. Limited space and registration required.
2). Kings Mountain Historical Museum The Kings Mountain Historical Museum’s current exhibit is Toys and Games That We Loved The exhibit will run through the summer closing on August 22, 2009. Featured are toys and games pre 1960 with several waiting to be played such as: Chinese checkers, jacks, marbles, checkers, card games, and coloring.
3). Charlotte Hawkins Brown State Historic Site Already famous for using his camera to shine a harsh light on racism in the American South, Alexander Rivera visited Palmer Memorial Institute in the early 1950s to document life at this prestigious African American prep school. He captured images of students, teachers and administrators far different than the civil rights marches often featured in his photos. Now through Aug.15, visitors to the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum in Sedalia can see the award-winning photographer’s work. Bearing Witness: Civil Rights Photographs of Alexander Rivera is free and open to the public.
4). Roanoke Island Festival Park Roanoke Island Festival Park will celebrate the first landing of English ships in the New World on July 13, 2009. Opening ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m. The event is free. This event is funded through the support of Dominion Power. 425 candles will illuminate the Outdoor Pavilion stage as we kick-off week-long festivities. Several performers will represent 16th century history. Elizabethan interpreters and activities will fill the lawn, and a birthday cake will be cut.
5). Port Discover Learn about the more than 300 black bears that call the Dismal Swamp home at Port Discover’s next Second Saturday Science, Just the Bear Essentials, July 11. Ranger Signa Williams from the Dismal Swamp State Park will use taxidermy mounts, skulls, pictures, and more to present the program highlighting the black bears that inhabit the swamp. “Just the Bear Essentials” will be offered at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
6). N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences The Charles Darwin Lecture Series continues on Thursday, July 9, as Anne Yoder, professor and director of the Duke Lemur Center, presents Madagascar’s Magnificent Biodiversity: What Would Darwin Say? The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Yoder’s research focuses on phylogeny and evolution of mammals, conservation genetics, and the historical biogeography and biodiversity of Madagascar, one of the most critical geographic priorities for conservation action worldwide. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7). Greensboro Children’s Museum presents Simply Story Time on Thursday, July 9, 3:30pm. Join us for a special story time this Thursday we take kids away to far away lands, go on amazing adventures and meet lots of exciting characters in the world of make believe
8). Reynolda House Museum of American Art Looking for indoor entertainment as summer temperatures rise? Visit Reynolda House Museum of American Art for a Beat the Heat Tour on Sunday, July 12. The tour starts promptly at 2 p.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. During this behind-the-scenes tour, visitors will see areas of the historic house normally closed to the general public and hear the history behind each location in the 1917 Reynolds home.
9). Fort Fisher State Historic Site Experience Wilmington as you’ve never seen it before! Bob Cooke, author of “Wild, Wicked, Wartime Wilmington”, will share stories of the wicked and wild happenings in Wilmington during the Civil War on Saturday, July 11, 2009. Come early and hear Fort Fisher historian, Ray Flowers lecture on Fort Fisher during the Civil War at 10:30am and stay for Bob Cooke’s talk at 1:00pm when he will entertain with stories of the “murder, malice and other assorted mayhem in N.C.’s largest city during the Civil War.” Book signings will follow the 1:00pm talk.