NCMC Events From Around the State… July 27, 2009
1). Museum of the Albemarle Explore the architecture of Elizabeth City with this hands-on photography workshop at the Museum of the Albemarle, August 5 and 6 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. During this two day photography workshop, 6th-12th grade students will learn about historic architecture and how it has been preserved on many buildings and homes in Elizabeth City. Participants will be supplied with a camera and will explore the downtown area in order to document different architectural features. Student photography will be put on display in the museum.
2). Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens presents African American Historic Downtown Walking Tour. Learn about 300 years of African American history on a walking tour of New Bern’s historic district. This tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and covers 16 blocks. August 16th at 2 p.m. $4 adults; $2 students. Reservations required.
3). Transylvania Heritage Museum presents Long Legacies: Remarkable Survivals in Appalachian Folklife on Saturday, August 8th, 1 pm – 2 pm: with Charlotte Ross, EdD., Appalachian State University. Renowned storyteller and expert on mountain life, Charlotte’s programs are a treat not to be missed!
4). N.C. State Capitol One of the most important documents authored by John Adams, second president of the United States, was penned following questions from two North Carolinians about governance. That document became “Thoughts on Government, 1776,” and first came to North Carolina as a letter. That handwritten letter will be displayed in a case at the State Capitol July 21-Sept. 8.
5). High Point Museum presents Laundry & Ironing Demonstration in the Historical Park on Saturday, August 8, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, August 9, 1 pm to 4 pm. Before washing machines, women devoted entire days to doing household laundry. Come watch our costumed interpreters in action and find out why it took so long. Free. All ages welcome.
6). MESDA The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) at Old Salem Museums & Gardens has announced the launch of its Web site, www.mesda.org. The site officially opened June 15 and over the next year is expected to attract more than one million visitors, Old Salem officials said. It features information about events at MESDA, as well as vivid photos and descriptions of select items from the museum’s extensive collection. Visitors to the museum who missed a past exhibit will be able to take a virtual tour in the site’s Online Exhibits section.
7). House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site A re-enactment of the “fiery” confrontation July 29, 1781, between Patriots and Loyalists will take place Saturday, Aug. 1, and Sunday, Aug. 2, at House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site near Sanford. One of America’s most authentic Revolutionary War battle re-enactments, this program recalls an actual raid and attack by the much-feared Tory leader Col. David Fanning on what was then Whig Col. Philip Alston’s home. Free and open to the public, the 30th annual re-enactment will take place at 4 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2 p.m. Aug. 2.
8). Orange County Historical Museum presents its newest exhibit Reconstruction in Orange County. The Grand Opening is on July 31st 6-9pm. Come to the museum and learn about what happened after the Civil War and enjoy music of "When Cousins Marry" and light refreshments.
9). N.C. Transportation Museum The N.C. Transportation Museum, with support from Ford Motor Company, will host dozens of Ford vehicles, from early Model T’s to the latest in Ford technology during its annual All Ford Show scheduled Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s theme is A Celebration of Lincolns. Preregistration is recommended.
10). N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher In celebration of Shark Week, July 26-31, the Aquarium at Fort Fisher will be featuring shark-related education programs every 30 minutes, including interactive games, crafts, films, and more! Visitors can also to dig for shark’s teeth in the fossil pit. You may even catch a guest appearance by our shark mascot.