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NCMC Events from Around the State... May 30, 2016

Posted: May 27, 2016, 8:08 am

1). Historic Wilmington Foundation ( invites you to a Preservation Tax Credit Workshop, “Live in a Landmark”, on Saturday, June 4th from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Historic Thalian Hall City Council Chambers, 102 North 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC. This educational event is designed to provide information for those who wish to rehabilitate and remodel historic homes. Topics discussed will include: state preservation tax credits for historic homes and easement donations; building and rehabilitation code; energy efficiency for old houses; project planning and costs; mortgages & rehab loans; local historic districts & National Register Districts; insurance issues; and a proposed visit to a site that utilized the state historic preservation tax credits. The workshop will feature a variety of experts, including: David Christenbury and Jeff Adolphsen,  NC State Historic Preservation Office; Carolyn Walls, First Bank; Dawn Snotherly, City of Wilmington; Edward McCaleb, New Hanover County; Randy Reeves, Harold W. Wells & Son; Nick Balding, Balding Brothers Restoration & Remodeling; Skye Dunning, Building Performance Specialists; and Bruce Bowman,  BMH Architects.  Registration costs $10 for HWF members, $25 for non-members to enroll before May 31st, and $30 June 1st – 4th. For more information, contact HWF at 910-762-2511, visit to register online, or email us at
2). Museum of the Albemarle ( invites you to their upcoming History for Lunch, “Food Bank of the Albemarle”, on Wednesday, June 1st at 12:15 p.m.  Carolyn Anderson, Development Director for the Food Bank of the Albemarle, will be the guest speaker.  She will discuss the growth and need of the food bank and how every dollar is put to work to feed the hungry of northeastern North Carolina. Bring your own lunch and the Museum will provide drinks.  For more information, please call 252-331-4021.
3). The Charlotte Museum of History ( invites you to an evening of Charlotte Film at the Museum on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:30 p.m.  The Charlotte Museum of History will host an evening of short films directed by local artists.  Notable films from the 2014 and 2015 Charlotte 48 Hour Film Project ( will be screened and the films’ directors will be on hand for Q&A.  The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. with beer, wine and hor d’oeuvres, followed by the screening of the films. Open to the public.  Donations are requested.  All proceeds will be split between the Museum and Studio 345 ( Preregistration is required and you can register online by visiting
4). Hands On! (, the Children's Museum in downtown Hendersonville, invites you to Finish Line Festival at the 5th Annual Mad Mountain Mud Run on Saturday, June 4th from noon – 6:00 p.m. Want to see what all the mud is about at the Mad Mountain Mud Run? If you are curious about a mud run or just want to enjoy the muddy entertainment, attend the free Finish Line Festival. The festival is being held during the 5th Annual Mad Mountain Mud Run benefiting the Hands On! children's museum. The community is invited to cheer on the muddy runners and enjoy food, beverages and entertainment.  The mud run is a 3+ mile mad and muddy, crazy and filthy obstacle course race in Hendersonville, NC’s Berkeley Park and surrounding forests. Geared toward racers of all abilities, the Mad Mountain Mud Run is one of the only races of its kind that lets participants pick the right heat in which to race, based on ability. Festival goers will celebrate the end of the mud run at the Finish Line Festival and welcome runners to much deserved food, drink and relaxing while enjoying great music by the Stipe Brothers.  More information available at along with links to the event Facebook and Instagram pages.
5). High Point Museum ( invites you to “Here Comes the Bride! A Quaker Wedding Reenactment” on Saturday, June 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Discover the beauty and simplicity of a traditional Quaker wedding. Our historical interpreters will reenact a typical ceremony from the early American period and explain how it exemplifies Quaker beliefs. All ages welcome. FREE. For more information on these events call 336-885-1859 or visit
6). The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ( invites you to Celebrate National Lands Day by participating in the 3rd annual Triangle Volksmarch on Saturday, June 4th. The Triangle Volksmarch is a free 5.6-mile self-paced walk along the Capital Greenway between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and is open to all ages. Enjoy the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ very own Prairie Ridge Ecostation by participating in eBird, a nationwide birding databased launched by Cornell University. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to use binoculars, identify different bird species and share their observations with scientists. The Ecostation will also host food trucks for the event. Grab a passport and map at any of the event locations and visit the stamp stations for fun activities. Participants will be able to receive a Volksmarch patch at the Triangle Volksmarch after party. Visit for a full schedule of events and additional details.
7). The Asheville Art Museum ( is pleased to present ‘A Community Quilt,’ a weekend group quiltmaking workshop on Saturday, June 4th, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 5th, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. In this intensive group experience, participants will explore the quiltmaking process using simple sewing tools, improvisational techniques and diverse fabrics. Together, the group will create a bed-sized quilt while learning hand-piecing, straight and curved seams, use of non-traditional patterns, weave structure and more. In addition to learning techniques, participants will learn how note taking and photography can improve their process, discuss quiltmaking techniques on view in the Museum’s exhibition Appalachian Innovators: Women Makers in the Southern Highland Craft Guild 1930-2000 and view short films about quilts in American culture. All levels of experience are welcome to join this workshop in the Museum’s studio and required tools and fabrics will be provided.  Leading the group is seasoned quilter Richard Caro who began sewing quilts in 1999. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Interested participants may contact the Asheville Art Museum at 828.253.3227, ext. 122 or visit Cost is $150 for members, $175 for non-members, and includes all materials and box lunch on Saturday.
8). Hickory Museum of Art ( announces its new series of Afternoon Art Teas, starting Sunday June 5th from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. in HMA’s Coe Gallery, 243 Third Ave., Hickory. Enjoy an English style tea party and be immersed in the new exhibition On Common Ground: Pastel Paintings from the Mountains to the SeaOn Common Ground features works from the 2016 North Carolina Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition, a collaboration of the Appalachian Pastel Society, the Pastel Society of North Carolina and the Piedmont Pastel Society. The 2016 show is being hosted by the Appalachian Pastel Society. The Afternoon Art Tea on June 5th will include an artist speaker and basic tea etiquette. In addition to a variety of English and floral teas, participants will be treated to scones, fruit, tea cakes and sandwiches. Teas provided by Citron & Silver.  Cost is $15 for HMA Members and $20 for Nonmembers. Space is limited. Call (828) 327-8576 to register.  For more information about Museum exhibitions, art classes, field trips, and events, visit or call 828-327-8576.
9). North Carolina Museum of History ( invites you to “After Hours: Talking about Treasures” on Thursday, June 9th from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Members of the Treasures of Carolina exhibit team will discuss how historic documents are stabilized, how the priceless objects are installed, and more. Join an exhibit tour and see a collection of famous signatures from the archives. Enjoy refreshments during this program presented in partnership with the State Archives of North Carolina. To register, visit For information, call 919-807-7969.
10). Turchin Center for the Visual Arts ( announces that Native Son Brad Thomas has returned to N.C with Show Me the Way to Go Home, his first major solo exhibition since 2004. With Show Me the Way to Go Home, renowned artist and curator Brad Thomas marks not only his return to his home state, but also a full-time return to making art. The thrilling exhibition, which includes brand new mixed-media and collage works, opens at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. This new exhibition by Thomas—whose work is featured in the collections of the Mint Museum, the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others—had a soft opening on April 1st at the Turchin Center during the Town of Boone’s First Friday Celebration. On July 1st, however, the show, along with four other new exhibitions, will receive the TCVA’s traditional blowout, the Summer Exhibition Celebration, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., with live music, cash bar, food, and a chance to meet all the artists—an event inaugurating the App Summer Festival. Thomas will also be speaking as part of the TCVA Lecture series, preceding the celebration. All events are free and open to the public.   More info: