1). Oriental History Museum: Oriental's History Museum is co-sponsoring a Tour of Homes on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. The homes on the Tour are of historic significance or historic in design. Tickets are available for a donation of $20 on the day of the Tour at the Museum, 802 Broad St. (Route 55), Oriental, NC, across from the Post Office. For more information, contact Museum@dockline.net.
2). High Point Museum presents “Natural Egg Dyeing in the Historical Park” on Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 5, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Get ready for the Easter Bunny! We’ll provide eggs you can dip in dyes made from plant material, like onionskins and blueberries. All ages welcome. $1 per egg; free for members.
3). Discovery Place: Though school is out; guests still can take the opportunity to be a ‘class clown’ for a day during Spring Break. In conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition, “Circus!” Discovery Place is offering a full week of special, Spring Break activities Monday, April 6 – Friday, April 10. Daily activities include juggling presentations, appearances by local sports mascots, a dress-up-like-a-clown day, an animal balloon-making bonanza and more! All activities are free with Museum admission.
4). Hickory Museum of Art will host its next Art Party, “A Taste of Tuscany,” Saturday, April 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the home of Suzanne and Andy Wells. Enjoy a festive evening of Tuscan wine and hors d’ oeuvres while supporting the programs run by HMA. A reception, show and sale for Charleston artist, Karen Hewitt Hagan, will take place during the evening. Hagan’s landscapes will instantly transport you to the “painter’s paradise,” a vineyard and olive farm she paints at overlooking the medieval city of Siena.
5). N.C. Dept. of Cultural Resources: The N.C. Office of State Archaeology, in cooperation with the Division of N.C. State Historic Sites and Properties, has scheduled an archaeological excavation Monday, April 6, through Thursday, April 9, at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site. Both agencies are part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. Archaeologists will excavate Battery B, located within the existing Fort Anderson earthworks, to recover details about its construction that will assist in the reconstruction of the cannon firing platform. Fort Anderson was one of the largest Civil War earthworks constructed on the Cape Fear River and one of the best preserved in the nation. John Mintz from the Office of State Archaeology will direct the excavation between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day.
6). Historic Halifax State Historic Site: Mark 233 years of American independence from Britain on Sunday, April 12, at the annual Halifax Day celebration held in Halifax. From 1-5 p.m., visitors may join in a colorful remembrance of the April 12, 1776 vote by North Carolina’s Provincial Congress to separate from the British Crown at Historic Halifax State Historic Site. The festivities will feature colonial-costumed interpreters, historic building tours and a patriotic ceremony. All activities are free and open to the public.
7). Ackland Art Museum: The Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosts world-renowned composer Stefan Litwin, the George Kennedy Distinguished Professor of Music at UNC-Chapel Hill, on Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m., presenting the final installment in the Ackland's ongoing series Perspectives on Progress. This special lecture series brings experts from across the campus and the community together to share their unique perspectives on the Ackland's exhibition “At the Heart of Progress: Coal, Iron, and Steam since 1750 - Industrial Imagery from the John P. Eckblad Collection.”
8). Greensboro Children’s Museum presents “Simply Story Time” on Thursday, April 2 at 3:30 p.m. Join us for a special story time this Thursday we take kids away to faraway lands, go on amazing adventures and meet lots of exciting characters in the world of make believe!