NCMC Events From Around the State… December 28, 2009
1). President James K. Polk State Historic Site presents Movie Night at the Polk Site on January 5. This is the first in a series of movie nights present by the President James K. Polk State Historic Site and the Polk Memorial Support Fund Inc. Our first movie screening will feature the 2004 version of “The Alamo.” This film is rated PG-13 and admission is free.
2). Greensboro Children’s Museum presents New Years Rockin' Eve ‘Eve Party’ with Big Bang Boom! on Wednesday, December 30 at 11:45am. Let's romp and stomp with some creative noise makers in creation station, parade down GCM's Main Street and rock out with Big Bang Boom! We will countdown to "Noon" Year's Eve Eve! Don't miss this last chance to party in '09 at the museum! Free with admission/membership.
3). Port Discover How do planes stay in the air? Faculty from Elizabeth City State University’s Aviation Science Program will answer this question and demonstrate the mysteries of flight at Lift Off!, Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science, January 9, at 11 a.m. Through demonstrations and hands-activities that illustrate Bernoulli’s Principles and Newton’s Laws, children will learn about the principles of flight. The program is geared toward 1st through 5th graders. Second Saturday Science is free, thanks to the program sponsor, Gateway Bank. Reservations are required.
4). High Point Museum presents Blacksmithing Demonstration in the Historical Park on Saturday, January 16, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, January 17, 1 pm to 4 pm. Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. All ages welcome. Free.
5). N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Rare books, precious quilts and historic documents are among the many materials in libraries, archives and museums that are too valuable to lose. Yet when disaster strikes, that sometimes happens. The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources is holding a workshop at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at Joyner Library at East Carolina University in Greenville to help employees of cultural organizations prepare to meet disaster and discuss how best to care for their collections. Cultural Resources received the Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grant from the national Institute of Museum and Library Services.
6). Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens presents Garden Lecture: Kermit Was Wrong – It IS Easy to be Green (at least in the garden) with speaker Felder Rushing on Saturday, January 23, 10am. Sponsored by the Harold H. Bate Foundation Felder Rushing, the Gardening Guru, will explain how historic gardening techniques that made a lot of sense back then, relate to modern-day gardening. Then he’ll add some fun new “green” additions for the twenty-first century.