NCMC Events From Around the State… November 28, 2011
1). Cameron Art Museum Presents “Hattitude Holiday Tea, Hat Fashion Show and Spoken Word” on Sunday, December 4, 2011. The exhibit includes many one-of-a-kind hats from collections and Crowns are portrait depictions in photographs of black women in church hats in celebration of Cameron Art Museum’s exhibits “Hattitude: A Convergence of Fashion and Faith and Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats”. The holiday Victorian-style tea will include refreshments, a rare community hat fashion show, and spoken word performance inspired by the exhibits by SUN. Seating is limited so reservations are recommended.
2). Weatherspoon Art Museum presents a lecture “The Drama of Identity” on Thursday, Dec 1, 5:30pm. In conjunction with “Persona: A Body in Parts”, Kathryn Shields, Ph.D Art History, will speak about contemporary visual art practices that deal with metaphorical masking, visual communication, and identity. The concept of masking, a general reference to the layering of literal and symbolic meaning in a photograph, also encompasses the malleability of identity and the seemingly fluid boundary between fact and fiction explored by a number of contemporary artists.
3). Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Don’t miss the Fall Boone Handmade Market on December 4th! Mark your calendar for this great opportunity to support your community, buy locally and add unique handmade gifts to your holiday shopping list! This year the market will feature ninety vendors. Visit our website or call 828-262-3017 to learn more!
4). Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site Leave the hustle and bustle of modern holidays behind and travel back to a simpler place and time at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site's "Civil War Christmas" event. On Saturday, Dec. 3, drop by and help decorate an 1860s style Christmas tree, spend time with re-enactor Confederate soldiers around the campfire, sip cider with civilian living historians and tour the circa 1855 Harper House. This free program will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is open to the public.
5). HandsOn! the children’s museum located in downtown Hendersonville, invites all mad scientists and crazy chemists to make 3-D Puffy Paint! The class, which is designed for children ages 3-10, will take place Wednesday, November 30. Cost to participate is free with $5 admission fee (free for museum members). Space is limited, call 697-8333 to sign up.
6). Museum of the Albemarle Enjoy a morning at the Museum of the Albemarle designing and constructing your own natural holiday wreath, Saturday December 3, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Supplies, some greenery and a delicious catered lunch will be provided. Registration preferred by November 21. $30-for Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle members, $35-non members. After, Nov. 21: $35-Museum members, $40 non members. Reserve your space early-applications available at the Museum’s front desk.
7). High Point Museum Start the holiday season off by visiting the High Point Museum’s 28th Annual “Holiday Open House” on Sunday, December 4 from 1 pm to 4 pm. It’s a day filled with special reenactments, music, demonstrations, refreshments and hands-on activities. The Harp Ensemble from Penn-Griffin School for the Arts will perform from 1:30 pm to 2 pm. The High Point United Arts Council Children’s and Youth Chorale will take the stage from 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm. The Culler Senior Center’s Happy Tones will delight visitors from 3 pm to 3:30 pm.
8). Fort Fisher State Historic Site presents its “Holiday Open House” on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the visitor’s center. Enjoy seasonal refreshments, decorations, and entertainment throughout the day, including the elementary school chorus from Leland Christian Academy, songs and stories of Civil War blockade running by noted historical entertainer John Golden (aka Captain Roberts) and actor/interpreter and storyteller Joyce Grear (aka Harriet “Moses” Tubman), telling stories of the African-American experience and cultural traditions in the Cape Fear area associated with the Christmas season.
9). N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Determination, commitment and pride are among many characteristics of North Carolinians depicted in the “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit”. The exhibit commemorates the role our state played in the Civil War (1861-1865), a defining period in United States history. It will visit the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras and the Catawba County Library in Hickory from Dec. 2-29 on simultaneous eastern and western routes.
10). Joel Lane Museum House will sponsor its annual “Colonial Christmas Open House” celebration on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are requested. The house will be decorated with traditional greenery and will reflect the very different way in which colonists and early Americans celebrated the Christmas holiday. Information about the house and grounds will be offered by costumed docents; re-enactors will demonstrate scenes of 18th-century life; the sounds of live music will fill the air; and other interpreters will entertain children using colonial games and crafts through the “Hands-on History” program.
11). Kings Mountain Historical Museum opens their annual “Trains, Trains, Trains” display on Nov. 29th. The exhibit which runs until January 7, 2012 is put on in conjunction with the Piedmont "S" Gaugers. The exhibit brings together several childhood favorites of holidays past, including Christmas cards, antique dolls, and model train components in various scales. A little something for everyone this Christmas, the “Trains, Trains, Trains” exhibit showcases the history of the railroad in Kings Mountain.