NCMC Events From Around the State… December 26, 2011
1). Tryon Palace presents “Twelfth Night with the Stanlys” on January 5th at 6, 7, and 8pm at the Stanly House at Tryon Palace. The Stanly family cordially invites you to attend their grand Twelfth Night party - January 5th, 1803. Join in the festivities with traditional entertainments in the historic Stanly home, including light refreshments. Who knows, you may even be crowned King and Queen of the evening! To make your reservation, call 252-639-3524.
2). N.C. Museum of History presents “History à la Carte: The War of 1812 in North Carolina” on Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 12:10-1 p.m, with speaker James Greathouse, Transportation and Local History Museum, Fayetteville.. Bring your lunch; beverages provided. Discover North Carolina’s role in “America’s Second War for Independence.” Greathouse will discuss prominent individuals such as Otway Burns, Johnston Blakeley, Dolley Madison and Benjamin Forsyth.
3). Guilford College Art Gallery presents “Esse Quam Videri: Self Portraits by Bahraini Muslims”, from January 9-February 29, 2012. Opening reception: Wednesday, January 11, 5-7 pm; comments by Todd Drake, artist/collaborator, 5:30 pm. An exhibition featuring 24 portraits collaboratively created by Muslims living in Bahrain and artist Todd Drake, and resulting from a Fulbright-Hayes Grant and support from the U.S. State Department.
4). Fort Fisher State Historic Site As part of the state’s observance of the NC Civil War Sesquicentennial, Fort Fisher State Historic Site will host “The Lights of the Great Armada: the 147th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher” on January 21-22, 2012. This two-day event will highlight the largest amphibious assault of the Civil War with a Navy and Marine living history program that will include small arms and artillery demonstrations throughout the weekend, a period torpedo exhibit, as well as special presentations focusing on the Union and Confederate sailors and marines who fought at Fort Fisher in January, 1865.
5). Weatherspoon Art Museum presents Noon @ the 'Spoon Tour: "Altered States & Visions" on Tuesday, Jan 10, 12 noon. Noon @ the 'Spoon features a 20-minute docent-led tour of a new exhibition. Offered every second Tuesday of the month. Free.
6). Battleship NORTH CAROLINA For the explorer at heart, bring a friend and join us for a behind the scenes tour of unrestored areas of the Battleship on Saturday, January 14, 2012.The four-hour tour consists of small groups with guides. The tour is limited to ages 12 and older and limited to 40 participants per time slot. Registration and payment are due by Thursday, January 12th.
7). HandsOn! On Wednesday, January 4th, Hands On!, the children’s museum located in downtown Hendersonville, will be hosting a program in honor of Braille Literacy Week. Children can come to the museum all day and learn how to write their name in Braille. They will learn a little bit about the history of Braille and leave with their name on a card written in Braille. This program is designed for all ages.
8). Asheville Art Museum The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present “Traditions in Cherokee Basket Making” on Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Holden Community Gallery (first floor of the Museum). Cherokee storyteller Davy Arch will share stories of the Eastern Cherokee’s history and culture during this special event, followed by a live artist demonstration of traditional Cherokee basket making techniques.
9). Cameron Art Museum presents a lecture with artist Charlie Brouwer on Thurs. Jan. 12th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Program admission: CAM Members: Free, Non-members: $5.00. Charlie Brouwer is an artist from Floyd County, Virginia. Ladders have often occurred in his sculptures and installations. “Rise Up Wilmington” will be the latest in a series of temporary public art projects he has been creating with communities. These projects are designed to bring the art and artist into closer contact with his audience – especially new audiences.
10). N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher presents “Aquarist Apprentice” on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then, assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Pre-registration required.