NCMC Events From Around the State… August 10, 2009
1). Wrightsville Beach Museum Lumina Daze, returns on Sunday, August 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Boulevard, Wrightsville Beach, NC. This evening of fun for all ages will benefits Wrightsville Beach Museum and will feature Buddy Skipper and the Jetty Jumpers. Fun and games for the young at heart will include face painting, a cakewalk, bean bag toss, and limbo contest. A Silent Auction and Raffle will include a wide assortment of fine art, services, and specialties from local businesses.
2). N.C. Maritime Museum “Tie the Knot,” “Gorgon’s Knot,” “Sailor’s Knot” – from catch phrases to mythology to work and leisure, knots and ropes have been part of human culture for centuries. The North Carolina Maritime Museum will hold a Knotting & Splicing Class in the Watercraft Center across from the museum on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29-30, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., both days.
3). High Point Museum presents Bartering in the Carolina Backcountry on Saturday, August 22, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, August 23, 1 pm to 4 pm. Hard cash was hard to come by in this area during the early American period. Local community members relied on a barter system to acquire necessary goods. Experience this form of commercial exchange through an interactive activity. Free. All ages welcome.
4). MESDA Beginning in September, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) at Old Salem Museums & Gardens will present its Saturday Seminar series, three one-day seminars designed for those interested in the study and collection of Southern decorative arts. Each seminar in the series will focus on a particular area of interest and will include speaker presentations, object examination and collection study, in addition to time for participant interaction and discussion.
5). Museum of the Albemarle The Museum of the Albemarle will be All About Pirates on Thursday, August 13, 2009 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Pirate themed activities will be available throughout the Museum with a focus on Blackbeard’s cannon recovered from what is believed to be the “Queen Ann’s Revenge”. Enjoy children’s author Suzanne Tate from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm as she presents her newest DVD “The Fun Run”, which is second in the Crab Cove Series, and reads to visitors. Mr. Bill Darrow will be performing traditional maritime music from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm.
6). President James K. Polk State Historic Site presents Sarah Childress Polk Day on September 5. Join us as we celebrate the birthday of First Lady Sarah Childress Polk. Christina Walsh a graduate of Salem College will talk about Sarah Polk’s time at Salem Academy as well as the history of the school. Presentations will be offered at 11:00am and 1:00pm. The historic outbuildings will feature the Catawba Valley Cooking Guild. Guild members will host a period tea. Join us in celebrating the life of a truly remarkable woman who outlived her husband by 42 years!
7). Crossnore Weavers Museum & Fine Arts Gallery On exhibit the month of August from the Charleston Renaissance Gallery work of Elliott Daingerfield(1859-1932) and Elizabeth O'neill Verner (1883-1979). With Debbie Buxton's American Chestnut natural sculpture wall sconces and containers. Hand weavers are always at work in our Weaving Museum with Whigrose overshot coverlet (1936-1970).
8). Reynolda House Museum of American Art Indulge yourself with art for lunch; take in a noon gallery talk at Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Museum staff will lead gallery talks on Thursday, August 13 and Thursday, August 20 in the West Bedroom gallery, host to an exhibition titled Figures in Bronze: Sculpture at Reynolda.
9). Ackland Art Museum The Ackland Art Museum presents the special exhibition Almost Now: Cuban Art, Cinema, and Politics in the 1960s and 1970s (August 29 – December 6, 2009), offered in conjunction with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Study of the Americas’ presentation “The Cuban Revolution at 50: Art and Cinema.”