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NCMC Events from Around the State... April 18, 2016

Posted: April 18, 2016, 3:57 pm

1). N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources ( invites you to join them for a free Museum Professional Development Day on Monday, May 23rd from 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 109 East Jones Street in downtown Raleigh. This FREE day of training, mentoring and networking is hosted by the Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources in celebration of International Museums Day. For more information on the day’s events, session topics, and to register for this special event, please visit: The registration deadline is Monday, May 16th. Please contact Kimberly Kandros at 919-807-7391 or if you have any questions. 
2). N.C. African American Heritage Commission ( invites you to give your input on the State Capitol Memorial initiative at three public hearings during the next few weeks.  They will be Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the YMI Cultural Center in Asheville, Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Stephen AME Church in Wilmington, and Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:30 p.m. at the State Capitol State Historic Site in Raleigh.  A memorial can serve to recall the past, to commemorate people and events that brought us to the present moment, to create a cause for contemplation or a sense of awe.  The N.C. Historical Commission and the N.C. African American Heritage Commission will examine alternatives with respect to diversifying the memorials on the State Capitol grounds to address the underrepresentation of African Americans.  Can't make one of the meetings? Visit to give your input online.  For more information, please call (919) 807-7290.
3). Bellamy Mansion Museum ( invites you to join them on Friday, April 22nd at 7:30 p.m. for a Preservation Celebration at 21 South Front St., hosted by Next Glass.  Hors d'oeuvres by Milner's Café; Wine & Beer tastings provided by A Tasting Room.  This is a Benefit for the Bellamy Mansion Museum and Preservation NC.  Next Glass is a North Carolina based research and technology company that delivers personalized wine and beer recommendations to consumers and merchants via smartphones, tablets, and computers. The Bellamy Mansion Museum is partnering with this innovative company to raise awareness about historic preservation through modern renovation. Please join us in this beautiful historic building - the ground of floor of which is still in the process of renovation.  Cost is $35.00 per person. Please contact the Bellamy Mansion Museum at 910.251.3700 or to make a reservation.
4). The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ( showcases local innovations at Triangle SciTech Expo on Saturday, April 23rd from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Would you like to control a basketball-playing robot on a drive to the hoop? Do you want to understand the science behind super balls, or see what an animal architect looks like? Discover all this and more when the Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Triangle SciTech Expo. Triangle SciTech Expo is a Signature Event with the NC Science Festival and is sponsored by Biogen Foundation.  Featuring more than 50 hands-on exhibits, games, crafts and activities, plus several presentations, Triangle SciTech Expo is a unique event that assembles scientists and technical professionals from universities, organizations and industry to engage visitors of all ages in the excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. 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. Find out more about this FREE event at, or follow #TriSciTech on Twitter or Instagram.
5). Historic Wilmington Foundation ( and Friends of the Oakdale Cemetery, with support from the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, will present a Gravestone and Cemetery Conservation Workshop Saturday, April 23rd from 9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m. at the St. James Burial Ground in Wilmington.  The workshop will be conducted by Jonathan Appell, a premier cemetery conservation specialist with 15 years of experience working exclusively with historic gravestones, monuments & historic masonry structure. Jonathan has performed restoration work in some of the nation’s most historic cemeteries.  The workshop will include a lecture as well as the cleaning, resetting and restoring of gravestones.  Registration is $40 through April 21st and includes lunch. After April 22nd, registration becomes $50 and will not include lunch. Visit to reserve your space. Or call 910.762.2511 to register over the phone or to request a vegetarian lunch. Checks made out to Historic Wilmington Foundation and sent to HWF's office at 2011 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 will also be accepted as registration. Registration is limited to 40 participants.
6). The Greensboro Science Center ( is hosting Brews & Bubbles, an adult only (21+) tasting event, on Saturday, April 23rd from 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. Not only will participants have a great time, the event supports GSC's ongoing conservation efforts. Brews & Bubbles provides guests the opportunity to experience the aquarium, museum and zoo while enjoying a variety of craft beers, NC wines, ciders and mead. Guests can also taste delicious creations by Pepper Moon Catering as well as other tasty bite-sized treats as they explore the GSC. Brews & Bubbles will also feature awesome entertainment such as the talented singer/songwriter, Alan Peterson, and some of the finest southern music from Old Heavy Hands.  Capacity for this event is limited; therefore tickets must be purchased in advance.  Visit to purchase your tickets. Ticket prices are $40 for Greensboro Science Center Members and $45 for Non-Members. For more information please visit:
7). The Asheville Art Museum ( presents a Pianoforte Concert with Elizabeth Child on Sunday, April 24th at  3:00 p.m.  As part of its ongoing Pianoforte series, the Asheville Art Museum is excited to present a recital featuring Elizabeth Child. Child’s performance will include works such as Bach’s French Suite in C Minor, Beethoven’s Sonata in F Major and Debussy’s “Estampes,” as well as original compositions by Tryon, NC composer Rita Landrum. Guest will enjoy the performance of this talented pianist while immersed in an installation by the acclaimed artist Sol LeWitt in the Museum’s East Wing.  In advance of the performance, Elizabeth Child will be interviewed on WCQS on Tuesday, April 19th at 1:00 p.m.  Tickets are $8 + tax for members, $7 children members, $16 + tax for non-members, and $15 children non-members.  All tickets include Museum admission.  Guests can purchase tickets by contacting the Museum at 828.253.3227 or by visiting
8). Museum of the Albemarle ( presents a Tour of Church Stained Glass Windows on Sunday, April 24th from 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Elizabeth City is the home to many beautiful and unique examples of stained glass in its local churches.  Join the Museum of the Albemarle and the churches for an afternoon of craftsmanship, color, and enjoyment through the windows.   The churches have opened their doors to the public to view and admire the beauty of their stained glass windows.  Visit churches at your leisure and connect with the beauty that each church as to display proudly.  No charge for the program but donations will be accepted by each church.  The Museum of the Albemarle will be the headquarters for the event.  Take a moment to view the exhibit Louis C. Tiffany:  Art and Innovation before, during, or at the completion of viewing the stained glass windows of churches.  For more information on the churches available on the tour, please visit or call (252) 335-1453.
9). Hands On! (, the Children's Museum in downtown Hendersonville, invites you to join them as they prepare to celebrate National Pet Week and Earth Day by making recycled critters!  This event, sponsored by the Etowah Valley Veterinary Hospital, takes place April 26-29 and is free with $5 admission/free for members.  The mission of Hands On! is to provide “hands on” educational experiences that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning in a fun, safe environment.  For additional information about their educational programs and facility, please visit their website at or call 828-697-8333.
10). New Winston Museum ( kicks off its quarterly Salon Series on Thursday, April 28th at 5:30 p.m. This quarter, New Winston Museum presents the panel discussion, “Civil Rights Activism in Winston-Salem: Local 22 and Law Enforcement.” Special guests Dr. Robert Korstad (author of Civil Rights Unionism) and Richard Koritz (son of Philip Koritz, Local 22 director, and board member for the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro) will discuss the union’s activity in Winston-Salem.  The discussion will have a special focus on the union’s interactions with the local police department and the criminal justice system.  The discussion will be moderated by Alex Harris, a Salem College student and North Carolina native.  This event will be the first of a three-part salon series on twentieth century civil rights activism in Winston-Salem.  This event is free and open to the public. New Winston Museum is located at 713 S. Marshall Street, Winston-Salem. Additional parking is available in the Old Salem Visitors Center lot.