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Plan Your Weekend: 10 Events Happening Across NC That You Won't Want to Miss
Special steam engine train rides in Spencer, a soap making workshop in Pinnacle and musket and cannon firing demonstrations in Statesville are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you'll find with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources this weekend. Here are 10 suggestions to help you make the most of your time:
1. Join the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer for one of three great events Saturday: a celebration of Piedmont Airlines, special steam engine train rides and a railroad book sale.
2. See re-enactors perform musket and cannon firing demonstrations this Saturday and Sunday at Fort Dobbs in Statesville.
3. Learn how to make soap the old fashioned way with ingredients you can find at any grocery store during a workshop Saturday at Horne Creek Farm in Pinnacle.
4. Celebrate Purim and the Chinese New Year with a night of music, dancing, food and drinks Saturday at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh.
5. See memorabilia from Sleepy Hollow's filming at Tryon Palace on display at the N.C. History Center in New Bern through Sunday.
6. Stop by the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem on Saturday for a pancake social complete with art activities and performances.
7. Hear about the struggle for civil rights in the small Martin County town of Williamston during a lecture at Historic Bath Saturday.
8. Learn about world music, folklore and dance through songs and stories at the Museum of Albemarle in Elizabeth City Saturday.
9. Enjoy concerts of Beethoven's 7th Symphony performed by the N.C. Symphony in Fayetteville, Raleigh and Sanford throughout the weekend.
10. Hear the harrowing tales of men who were prisoners of the North Vietnamese government during the Vietnam War Friday at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.
About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NCDCR's mission is improve our state's quality of life by creating opportunities that promote economic development, stimulate learning, preserve the state's history and spark creativity to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.
NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state's creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit ncdcr.gov.
Images courtesy of N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
Source: N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
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