An occasional list of exhibits, programs, and events at North Carolina museums. Sponsored by the North Carolina Museums Council.

Friday, March 02, 2012

NCMC Events From Around the State… March 5, 2012

*NCMC announces its 2012 conference to be held in Asheville, NC, on March 18 and 19. Registration is in process and can be done on-line or by mail. The conference theme is “Elevating Expectations.” Visit to register and for more information…

1). Cameron Art Museum
presents a lecture by Susan Morgan Leveille, “A Gift of Heritage” on Thurs. Mar. 8 at 7:00 pm. Susan Morgan Leveille was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains, and is the granddaughter of Lucy Morgan whose vision in 1920 created the Penland School of Craft, an educational experiment that continues to this day. Leveille’s presentation will speak “to my incredible family history, to how this tiny lady accomplished gigantic things, and how the strength of women has left such a positive mark on our society.

2). NC Maritime Museum at Beaufort Images from the 1870s through the 1980s capture the workaday life of African American watermen in a new exhibit at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. "African Americans and North Carolina Maritime History," will be on display through early June. The exhibit's 33 images are from the museum's collection. Photos include oystering, seafood processing, the Menhaden Chantymen singers, and rescuers at coastal lifesaving stations.

3). Tryon Palace presents “Commemoration of the Battle of New Bern” on March 10 and 11. 150th anniversary events include living history program at New Bern Academy Museum (Union camp life in occupied New Bern), with firing and drilling demonstrations; special opening of Academy Museum’s Civil War exhibit; War-themed tours of Palace’s historic houses; kids’ craft activities; and “Thunder in the East” symposium March 10 with New Bern Historical Society.

4). Asheville Art Museum Museum welcomes the return of pianist John Cobb for a special Pianoforte concert on Sunday, March 11 at 3:00 p.m. Also featuring violinist Jason Posnock, Concertmaster of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, the concert will take place in Gallery 6 of the Museum’s North Wing. Tickets are $6 for Members and $8 plus regular admission for non-Members.

5). HandsOn! Hands On!-A Child’s Gallery, the children’s museum in downtown Hendersonville, is excited to announce the “Let’s Get Moving!” on Wednesday, March 7th at 11 am. Preschool educator, Nicole Dowdeswell, will lead visitors through fun exercises that will encourage them to move and be healthy. This week the focus is on yoga. Children attending the program will also decorate and take home their own worry stone. Cost to attend is included in $5 admission and is free for museum members.

6). The North Carolina Collection will present “The Moseley Manuscript Map of North Carolina of 1737: Its History and the Hunt for Its Provenance,” Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Michael McNamara, a Williamsburg collector of Colonial maps and furniture, will discuss the history of the Moseley map, one of the first to accurately depict the North Carolina coast and identify settlements in the colony’s interior. Wilson Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Free and open to the public.

7). Bellamy Mansion Wear your best hat and attend the Spring Tea at the Bellamy Mansion! The event will take place Monday, March 19, 2012 at two o'clock in the afternoon in the mansion’s elegantly appointed formal parlors. Participants will enjoy tea service with finger sandwiches and sweets while listening to the romantic music of Susan Savia. Cost is $35 for tea and entertainment, 10% discount at gift shop that day and access to the Tim Buchman photography exhibit at the Bellamy Mansion.

8). N.C. Maritime Museum at Beaufort will host guest speaker LeRae Umfleet of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources as part of the ongoing Civil War lecture series. LeRae will present on the topic of women and their mourning customs during the war as husbands, siblings, or children were lost during this dark time in our nation’s history. March 10th at 3pm, this event is free.

9). The Bascom
Join Diane McPhail on Saturday, March 10th from 10 am – 4 pm for “Discovering the Image”. Diane's approach to painting is one of pure visual discovery from the first mark to the last! Set out on a journey of discovering your own way with the image. Whether you are a veteran painter or have always wanted to hold a brush in your hand and make a mark on the canvas, this class can benefit you! On Saturday and Sunday, March 17th and 18th from 10 am – 4 pm, Frank Vickery will teach you hot to make those every day happenings more fun by creating your own custom pieces to use in the kitchen during Everything Kitchen. Make anything and everything you can imagine.

10). Kings Mountain Historical Museum
Over 90 Girl Scouts from the Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont Council participated in a 2012 “Worldwide Thinking Day Program” at the Kings Mountain Historical Museum on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Sarah Adams, Sara Borov, Madison Pillado, and Cheyanne Stirewalt of Troop 282 in Kings Mountain, hosted the 2 hour event. Along with their Troop Leaders, Carlotta Adams and Renee Borov, the girls brought together various troops from within the council, ranging in ages from Daisies to Junior Girl Scouts.


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