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

Sunday, April 28, 2013

NCMC Events From Around the State… April 29, 2013

1). High Point Museum will have two special events on Saturday, May 4th.  Time for Tea in the Historical Park from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Come and sample colonial teas including imported Chinese tea and herbal teas grown in most colonial gardens. Learn about the importance of tea for colonials and why tea was boycotted during the American Revolution. All ages welcome. FREE. Drop-in.  Regency Assembly of NC, 1812 Dancing from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Come learn about social customs of the early 1800s. Watch or participate in the dancing festivities. Also celebrating Dolley Madison’s birthday. Free. All ages welcome.

2). Hands On!  the children’s museum in downtown Hendersonville, invites you to make a Mother’s Day card for mom!  All day Tuesday, May 7th to Friday, May 10th. Sponsored by Todd Webb, CPA, PC.  Free with $5 admission/free for members.

3). Museum of Anthropology announces that registration is now open for MOA Summer Camps.  Traveling the Silk Road Summer Camp – Three one-week sessions - July 8-12, July 15-19, & July 22-26.  Camp is designed for children ages 6 to 12. The fee is $125 ($100 for MOA Friends), which includes all supplies and daily refreshments. Each session is limited to 15 children. Registration and payment for the program guarantees a spot.  Rugs, Carpets, & Mats Workshop - Monday, July 29, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  The fee is $45 ($30 for MOA Friends), which includes all supplies and a snack. Children can bring a bag lunch or one can be provided for an additional $10 fee. The workshop is limited to 10 children. Registration and payment for the program guarantees a spot.

4). Historic Wilmington Foundation is celebrating National Historic Preservation Month, May 2013. National Preservation Month is co-sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. To celebrate they are hosting a number of events including: Saturday, May 4, Guided Walking Tour of Wilmington’s first Streetcar Suburbs- Carolina Heights and Carolina Place. 3 pm. Meet at Market and 17th. Please call to RSVP. Tour is free.  Sunday, May 5, Old House Fair. 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Coastline Conference and Convention Center.  Saturday, May 11, Guided Walking Tour of Wilmington’s first Automobile Suburb – Forest Hills. 3:00 pm. Meet at Forest Hills Global Elementary School. Please call to RSVP. Tour is free.

5). N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will hold Aquarist Apprentice - Saturdays, May 11th, 18th, and 25th at 2 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. 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. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. Pre-Registration Required.

6). NC Transportation Museum will host the 7th Annual Carolina Classic Motorcycle Show on May 4th. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Registration until noon. Awards presented at 3:00 p.m. Classes for all motorcycle makes from all countries will be shown. The show is limited to motorcycles built between 1900 and 1993.  Call 336-924-8705 for registration information or email:   or 704.636.2889 ext 258 or email

7). N.C. Maritime Museum at Beaufort will host the 39th Annual Wooden Boat Show on May 4th at the Maritime Museum and Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. Enjoy historic vessels, boat models, nautical crafts, educational activities and sailboat rides! Wooden boats of all types will be on display around the Museum and Watercraft Center. This event is free and will be held Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

8). Battleship North Carolina will hold a special program, Design & Damage Control, on May 18th 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  As the first of the 10 fast battleships which served in WWII, NORTH CAROLINA paved the way for those battleships that followed.  In this four-hour program, participants will explore the ship and engage with experts on ship design. Topics include surviving a torpedo strike, fires, loss of power and countermeasures for magnetic mines and flooding and unwanted waters from flooding; from shoring and shifting fuel oil to triage of casualties and effective communication. The tour is limited to ages 16 and older and limited to 48 participants. It is not appropriate for those who have difficulty climbing narrow ladders or over knee-high hatches. Wear cool, comfortable, washable clothing, sturdy, rubber-soled shoes and bring a camera! Water and light snack provided. Registration and payment are due by Thursday, May 16. Program is $55/$50 for Friends of the Battleship or active military. Call 910-251-5797 for reservations.

9). President James K.Polk State Historic Site opens its newest temporary exhibit, Polk, Photography, and the White House.  Exhibit will focus on the history of White House photography during Polk's presidency and examine the role that this new technology played in the White House and in America. Free, and open to the public. Exhibit will run from April 27th – December 31st.

10). Museum of the Albemarle will be putting Northampton County in the spotlight on Sunday, May 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. as part of its ongoing county day’s celebration. Celebrate this place of thriving diversity—home to productive farms, state-of-the-art manufacturing, small and welcoming towns, and waterfront developments on pristine lakes. Several artifacts from a private Northampton County collection will be on display. Artifacts in the “Our Story” exhibit will be highlighted.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information contact Charlotte Patterson at 252-335-1453.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

NCMC Events From Around the State…April 22, 2013

1). Hands On!  the children’s museum in downtown Hendersonville, invites you to celebrate National Pet Month by creating a Critter Craft on Thursday, April 25th. This all-day activity will give children the opportunity to create their own critter to take home, and is for all ages. There will also be free coloring books and other goodies. Cost to attend is included in the $5 admission fee and is free for museum members. Critter Craft is sponsored by the Etowah Valley Veterinary Hospital.

2). Bellamy Mansion Museum “Hootenanny with John Golden and Friends!” – Thursday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m.  Join John Golden and a host of celebrated local musicians for an evening of bluegrass and folk music.  Bring picnic and enjoy great music.  Beer and wine sold.  $15 general admission; $10 museum members and volunteers.

3). N.C. Maritime Museum at Beaufort  As the weather warms up you may be thinking about getting outside for some exercise. If you are interested in spending some time on the water but don’t have a boat or aren’t comfortable with how to enjoy a self-propelled craft then maybe learning to kayak should be on your bucket list! Come get lessons from an experienced instructor, learn the basics and some important safety tips, Friday, April 26th. The museum will provide everything you need for this fun and healthy activity. Pre-registration is required.

4). NC Transportation Museum Home School Day - April 26th, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30p.m. This special day offers tours and activities especially for home school students. Cost $12.00. Includes Train Ride, Education Stations: Maps, Wagon Road, Steam/Diesel/Electric, Learning to Fly, Time Zones.  Call 704.636.2889 ext 258 or email

5). Museum of the Albemarle Dixieland Speedway’s 2013 racing season revs its engine with a car show outside the Museum of the Albemarle’s door!  Come out on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and see the cars before they hit the red clay track.  Mingle with drivers and crews while exploring the organized racing of Dixieland Motorsports Complex.  For more information call 252-335-1453

6). Kings Mountain Historical Museum Saturday, April 27th starting at 1PM: Voices from the Past.  Poetry reading of poems composed by late residents of the area in honor of National Poetry Month.  Betty Logan will be reading the poetry of Helen Cornwell Logan  and Phyllis Fryer Brown will be reading the poetry of Hazel Herndon Fryer. Books of poetry by Hazel Herndon Fryer are available in the KMHM Gift Shop.

7). Preservation Chapel Hill Sunday, April 28 at 2pm - Walk This Way! Old Chapel Hill Cemetery Walking Tour. The dead come to life on this walking tour of the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery! Learn about the cemetery's history and those who are buried there. Tour begins at the cemetery gazebo and lasts 90 minutes. $5 per person. 

8). Historic Oak View County Park will host an Antique Automobile Show, sponsored by the Triangle Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America.  Saturday, May 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Free admission.

9). High Point Museum “Time for Tea in the Historical Park” – Come and sample colonial teas including imported Chinese tea and herbal teas grown in most colonial gardens.  Learn about the importance of tea for colonials and why tea was boycotted during the American Revolution.  Saturday, May 4th, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  All ages welcome. Free.  Drop-in.

10).  Asheville Art Museum is pleased to announce the region’s Second Annual Fine Art Print Fair, to be held at the Museum on Saturday, May 4 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (free with membership or regular admission). An exclusive Preview Reception will be held at the Museum on Friday, May 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (tickets are $35 for members, $45 for non-members). To purchase tickets to the Preview Reception call the front desk of the Museum at 828.253.3227 or purchase online through the Museum’s website event calendar.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

NCMC Events From Around the State…April 15, 2013

1). Museum of the Albemarle Updating our ancestors' wisdom on the land with modern research-based knowledge from our Land Grant Universities' NC Cooperative Extension Service, Agricultural Extension Agent Tom Campbell, Pasquotank County Center will answer your gardening and property management questions in the spring time History for Lunch session April 17th 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. MOA provides beverages, so bring your lunch and join the gardening enthusiast for an educational and fun session.  Call 252-335-1453 for directions and details about these and other History for Lunch public presentations.

2). N.C. Maritime Museum at Beaufort Come explore the Rachel Carson Reserve on April 19th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m. Named for the prominent biologist, and author of Silent Spring and The Sea Around Us, this protected area is set aside for research and is home to many diverse coastal habitats. Learn about the plants and animals that Rachel Carson studied during her time in Beaufort. A guided hike across the reserve will bring you up close to nature. Pre-registration is required.

3). Museum of the Albemarle 50th Anniversary of a Courageous Man - The Museum of the Albemarle and the family and friends of Sgt. Leander Respass invite you to a reception and afternoon of reminiscences, Sunday, April 21st, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Leander Respass became the first African American ECPD police officer in 1963. Hear reminiscences from Chief Eddie Buffalo, Captain Johnny Etheridge, Sherriff Randy Cartwright and Coach Robert Vaughan. See his artifacts on exhibit in Our Story.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information concerning the event call 252-335-1453

4). Museum &Archives of Rockingham County in honor of North Carolina's 350th Birthday, Dr. Lindley S. Butler, NC Historian on early settlement, rebellions, Indian wars, and pirate invasions will present an illustrated program, Thursday, April 25 at 7pm at the Museum & Archives of Rockingham County (MARC). The MARC is located at 1086 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth, NC 27375. Admission: $5.00 adults, $3.50 seniors/students, MARC members free. For more information call 336-634-4949.

5). Greensboro Science Center Saturday, April 20 at 10am -  2pm – Party for the Planet – Join us for the largest combined Earth Day celebration in the U.S. among Zoos and Aquariums. Party for the Planet celebrates our animals, their habitats and our earth with a variety of fun-filled and educational activities. We'll have recyclobeasts for kids to paint, crafts, face-painting, and animal enrichments. Investigate the city's new bioretention cell and learn about rain gardens. We've also partnered with the city of Greensboro to make this a recycling event. Visitors are encouraged to bring in aluminum cans and plastic bottles to be recycled at a free drop-off in the parking lot. Event is free with general admission.

6). North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts the sixth annual Planet Earth Celebration on Saturday, April 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine.  As North Carolina’s largest sustainability festival, the Planet Earth Celebration encourages visitors to learn about green living and sustainability in fun, creative and educational ways, and to celebrate the rich natural world we live in and learn how to keep it vibrant. Exhibitors and vendors will provide expert advice about organic farming, “going green” at home, conserving water and energy, green landscaping, healthy community building, e-cycling and many other sustainability related topics.

7). The Bascom has assembled a collection of artist Linda Anderson’s work in A Never Ending Stream: The Art of Linda Anderson, opening April 20 and on view through July 28. The artist will speak at 6:00 p.m. during the opening reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20th.

8). Waterworks Visual Arts Center Join us for Building a Painting demonstration with exhibiting mixed media artist Patricia Steele Raible on Tuesday, April 23rd from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP to or call 704-636-1882 if you plan to attend.
9). Hands On! the children’s museum in downtown Hendersonville, invites you to Crazy Chemistry: Outrageous Ooze! on Wednesday, April 24th at 11:00 a.m. The class, which is designed for children ages 3 and up, is free with $5 admission fee (free for museum members). Space is limited; call (828) 697-8333 to sign up. This class is sponsored by Drs. Reid & Reid, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.

10). Maria V. Howard Arts Center is hosting the City’s inaugural Art Garden Visual Art and Flower Fair at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. Scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Art Garden will consist of four different activities occurring simultaneously.  For more information or to participate as an artist, call 252-972-1175, or forward your e-mail to

Sunday, April 07, 2013

NCMC Events From Around the State…April 8, 2013

1). Bellamy Mansion Wednesday, April 10th at 6:30pm - 'Sowing Life and Death': Disease and Absenteeism on the Lower Cape Fear Rice Plantation. Cape Fear Community College History lecturer Kimberly Sherman discusses the development of plantations in our region, yellow fever epidemics, the social structure of plantation life, and the people who lived on them. $5 General Admission; FREE for Bellamy Members, Volunteers & Students. To reserve a seat call 910.251.3700 or email

2). Museum of the Albemarle will hold Pre-Schooler Time – “Take me out to the Ball Game” on Thursday, April 11th at 10am.  Participants must be between the ages of 3 to 5 years old and must be accompanied by an adult.  Pre-Schoolers wear your baseball cap and join the crowd looking at uniforms and equipment from the past.  Listen to a story about baseball, and then make a baseball craft.  Free Family Program.  For More Information call 252-335-1453.

3). Hands On! the children’s museum in downtown Hendersonville, will present "Digging Dinosaurs!" on Thursday, April 11th. All day long, kids of all ages can put together a T-Rex skeleton, create molds of dinosaur skeletons, enjoy dinosaur coloring pages, and more! The cost to attend is free with $5 admission and free for members. "Digging Dinosaurs" is sponsored by the Fountainead Bookstore.

4). Museum of the Albemarle  will hold History Tales: Make It, Take It - “Batter Up!!” on Friday, April 12th at 3:30pm.  Participants must be elementary age and accompanied by an adult.  Score a home run in Batter Up!  Play the trivia game:  How did baseball begin?  When did uniforms and equipment change?  Who are local players that made it to the “Big Time?”  Free Family Program.  For More Information call 252-335-1453.

5). Greensboro Science Center Friday, April 12th at 9am – Mentos Minute - As a part of the first-ever statewide Experi-Minute event with the NC Science Festival, GSC staff and school children will launch "mentos rockets" in front of the Greensboro Science Center. Visitors are invited to come watch this explosive, fun science experiment. All North Carolinians are encouraged to do something science-related at 9am on this day as part of the Experi-Minute. Event is free.

6). N.C. Maritime Museum at Beaufort Film Festival comes to Beaufort! The Youth Working Group of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and the Town of Beaufort will put on a two day film festival that will be held at the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, April 12th and 13th. There will be an opening reception on Friday, April 12th followed by a day of video presentations. There will also be engaging activities and displays set up by students.  The Youth Working Group examines pertinent issues of ocean conservation and research.  For more information visit the Monitor Marine Sanctuary website at: http//

7). Mount Airy Museum of Regional History Saturday, April 13th, 2pm - 3:30pm - The second History Talks for the 2013 season will feature Author and Historian Tom Perry who will speak about Eng and Chang Bunker, the famous Siamese Twins, their families and the Civil War impact on their lives.  This program will be held on the 3rd floor of the Museum at 2pm.  All History Talks are Free to the Public.

8). Kings Mountain Historical Museum Saturday, April 13th 10am-4pm: KMHM Spring Fling.  The annual daylong event will feature living history demonstrations from the 38th North Carolina Civil War re-enactment group. Other events for the day include a performance by the Log Cabin String Band and a reading of Civil War letters by Joy W. Sparrow from the book Sparrows’ Nest of Letters, edited by Joy W. Sparrow at 10:30am.

9). North Carolina Collection is hosting UNC-Chapel Hill’s first-ever Wikipedia edit-a-thon on April 14th from 1 - 5pm. Participants will meet in Wilson Library and use NCC materials to improve and create articles about African American history in North Carolina. Everyone is welcome to edit, whether you are a Wikipedia expert or novice. Assistants will provide reference help and teach Wikipedia syntax and style. Refreshments will be provided, and tours of Wilson Library will be given during the event. For more information, or to RSVP, visit the event page at or contact

10). North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will commemorate the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the maiden voyage of the Titanic on Monday, April 15th at 12 noon for a one-hour “Lunch & Learn” in the Museum’s main auditorium. The public is invited to bring a lunch and listen to a historical account of the Titanic’s final hours, told by historian and actor, Michael Sanders, known for his portrayal of Edward J. Smith, Captain of the Titanic. Admission is free. For those who want to buy lunch for the presentation, the Museum’s Acro Café on the 4th floor, has a variety of wraps and sandwiches for sale.

11). Cape Fear Museum on Thursday, April 18th at 7pm, professional textile conservator, Patricia Ewer, will present a Textile Talk, showcasing the importance of conservation. Learn how conservators preserve delicate artifacts. Explore the processes of conserving items – from vacuuming and wet cleaning to backing and patching and why conservation is key to preserving artifacts for future generations. Textile Talk is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 910-798-4362.

12). Gaston County Museum of Art & History Gaston College Annual Art Show – April 20 – June 29 – This year’s Gaston College Visual & Performing Arts Club (GCVPAC) hosts a juried contemporary art show that includes paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography and graphics.  This will mark the seventh year that the Gaston County Museum and the GCVPAC have collaborated on this show. Their goal is to create exhibitions that feature local artists and students within a larger contemporary context. The dialogue between local and regional artists created by the show is critical to the success of our local arts community. This dialogue plays a key role in positioning Gaston County as an important regional artists’ community.

13). Joel Lane Museum House The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of North Carolina’s Capital City,” will present Lizzie Lane’s Colonial Tea on Sunday, April 21st from 3 to 5pm with a rain date of Sunday, April 28th. In the beautiful colonial style gardens, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and granddaughters will learn the etiquette of taking tea and cakes in colonial times. As they sip on tea or lemonade and eat either 18th-century style or modern cakes, attendees will learn the history of tea and how colonial people took their tea. After tea, the girls can play games like graces, dance the Virginia Reel, make a rag doll, decorate a paper fan, or “tin” punch a Christmas ornament. Admission is by advanced purchase only, and tickets have sold out early for the last two years.  Tickets may be obtained by calling 919-833-3431 payable with MasterCard or Visa. Admission for the public is $30 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under; members of the Joel Lane Historical Society pay $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.  Minimum age is 5 years old. Tickets are not refundable unless event must be cancelled.

14). Preservation Chapel Hill Sunday, April 21st at 2pm - Walk This Way! Women's History of Downtown Chapel Hill.  Anonymous Was a Woman explores the amazing women who lived in our historic Chapel Hill neighborhood from 1800 to the present day. Stops include the residence of novelist Betty Smith, activist and Episcopal Priest, Pauli Murray, and the founders of Preservation Chapel Hill, Ida Friday and Georgia Kyser. Tour departs Horace Williams House, 610 East Rosemary Street. $5 per person

15). Smith-McDowell House Museum Saturday, May 18th - Smith-McDowell House Museum is continuing its Crafty Historian series of children's education programs on Saturday, May 18th from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the museum (283 Victoria Rd). This month's event features the Little House on the Prairie theme with a crafty activity.  Older children may make a braided rug and younger children will make a small doll.  The fee for this event is $3 for anyone making a craft. Reservations are required so that there will be enough supplies for everyone.

Monday, April 01, 2013

NCMC Events From Around the State… April 1, 2013

1). N.C. Maritime Museum at Beaufort  Need something for the kids to do while on spring break?  Sign them up for Kayaking for Kids!  Friday, April 5th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. This program will teach older children how to kayak, safety tips and about the history and habitats of coastal North Carolina.  Participants will be led on a guided paddle trip and will stop for lunch before returning to land.  For ages 12-18, must be able to swim, lunches are not provided, pre-registration required. 

2). Cameron Art Museum  A new exhibition, Here & Now: A Decade of Contemporary Acquisitions, will be on view from March 29 – July 21, 2013 and focuses on an exploration of contemporary acquisitions to the permanent collection since the establishment of the Cameron Art Museum in 2002.  An addition to the exhibition is an “Art Tasting” event on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This member-only event showcases the exhibition through private tours. Wines served have been specifically chosen to compliment the aesthetics of the artwork. Ten dollars per member includes the exhibition, wine tasting, appetizers and music. Purchases for the event may be made online, by phone or in person at our Visitor Services desk. For those who would like to participate but are not members join at the door or by signing up online or calling 910-395-5999.  

3). N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher presents “Aquarist Apprentice” on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2 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. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older, pre-registration required. 

4). Museum of the Albemarle Singer/songwriter and recording artist, Robbin Thompson will take the stage in the Gaither Auditorium on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City.  Opening for Thompson will be the band "Diamond Hart" featuring an extremely talented group of musicians (Michael Thompson, Tommy Hartley, Martin Parker and Dr. Steve Raisor) playing music such as Bluegrass, Blues, Americana, and Jazz Standards in a dual finger style guitar format. 

5). North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts the first-ever Triangle BEST•Fest, on Saturday, April 6. This exciting collaboration brings university and industry scientists together to showcase amazing advances in Biotechnology, Engineering, Science and Technology through fun, hands-on and interactive activities.  Visitors will learn about the Triangle area’s history and promising future as an innovative leader in these fields, as well as why these fields are important to their daily lives. Free Admission.  A partnership with the North Carolina Science Festival and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering. 

6). High Point Historical Society is hosting its seventh annual Evaluation Extravaganza – Tra$h or Trea$ure? Saturday, April 6 from 10 am to 2 pm. The Evaluation Extravaganza provides an opportunity for community members to bring their valued treasures before expert evaluators who will review the item and provide a verbal approximation of value. Cost per item is $6 or 3 items for $15 for High Point Historical Society members and $12 per item or 3 items for $25 for nonmembers. 

7). UNC-Chapel Hill Wilson Library Special Collections Exhibit Explores Academic Freedom at UNC-Chapel Hill.  On June 26, 1963 North Carolina's lawmakers approved a bill that came to be known as the Speaker Ban. The controversy surrounding the Speaker Ban became the most well-known test of academic freedom on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus – but it was neither the first nor the last. The exhibit "A Right to Speak and to Hear: Academic Freedom and Free Expression at UNC" explores the Speaker Ban and other controversial events at the University from the 19th century to the 21st. The exhibit is at UNC’s Wilson Library in the North Carolina Collection Gallery through June 2 and contains materials from the North Carolina Collection, the Southern Historical Collection, and the University Archives.  In conjunction with the exhibit, Wilson Library will offer a lecture entitled "The Speaker Ban Through Student Eyes" on Thursday, April 11 at 5:00. Former UNC student body president Robert Spearman (Class of '65), now an attorney for a Raleigh law firm, will discuss student efforts to repeal the Speaker Ban.  

8). Historic Oak View County Park is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” on April 19, 2013. Based upon an original interactive exhibit developed by the National Constitution Center, this traveling version explores Lincoln’s struggle to resolve the basic questions that divided Americans at the most perilous moment in the nation’s history: Was the United States truly one nation, or was it a confederacy of sovereign and separate states? How could a country founded on the belief that “all men are created equal” tolerate slavery? In a national crisis, would civil liberties be secure? 

9). Bellamy Mansion Museum On Thursday April 25th, 6:30-9:00 p.m., the Bellamy Mansion Museum is pleased to announce John Golden and a host of celebrated local musicians will be performing. It will be an evening of great music on the lawns at the Bellamy Museum. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $5 for students. We hope to see you there! 

10). SECCA The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) and The Winston-Salem Symphony are partnering with Berlin-based artist Andreas Nicolas Fischer for a performance on May 12 and 14. During the performance, Fischer will create a video projection response to the sounds of the Symphony and then use the recordings to create two unique sculptural objects. The two finished sculptures by Fischer, created from an indigenous North Carolina tree recently harvested from SECCA’s campus, will be raffled off. The final sculptures will be on display at SECCA from May 21 - 26. Tickets for the raffle will be $50 each. Tickets are on sale now.