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NCMC Events from Around the State... August 1, 2016

Posted: August 1, 2016, 3:36 pm

1). The High Point Museum ( invites you to National Night Out – Outdoor Movie Night on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7:30 p.m. (Movie starts at 8:30 p.m.)  Come to a special viewing of “Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb” in our Historical Park. Bring blankets and chairs.  Enjoy refreshments, games, tours and crafts as we promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership at this free fun evening event.
2). North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort ( invites you to Kayak through History on Thursday, August 4th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Learn about local history while on the water. Basic instruction and safety lessons followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh. Ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must know how to swim and some kayak experience is recommended. Advance reservations required.  252-728- 7317. Fee: $40, $25 with own kayak. Additional dates include: September 1.
3). Hands On! (, the children's museum in downtown Hendersonville, invites you to Science Play-Air on Friday, August 5th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The young ones will love science as they learn about air ~ which is everywhere!  You are never too young to explore the world around you! Must be potty trained to attend w/o adult; younger can attend accompanied by adult. $20 non-members/$15 members.  Call 697-8333 to register. Geared for ages 3-6.
4). Asheville Art Museum ( is excited to present Geometric Vistas: Landscapes by Artists of Black Mountain College, a new exhibition opening on Saturday, August 6th. Geometric Vistas provides visitors with the opportunity to explore abstract landscapes and cityscapes created by artists who studied and taught at Black Mountain College between 1933 and 1957. Black Mountain College was situated in the mountains of Western North Carolina, surrounding its students and faculty with beautiful scenery from which to take inspiration. The Museum is hosting an opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, August 5th, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. with a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. The event is held in conjunction with the Downtown Asheville Art District’s First Friday Art Walk, so admission is pay-as-you-wish.
5). Hickory Museum of Art ( presents their newest exhibit, Holy Land Revisited: Works by Norma Suddreth’, which explores a NC artist’s process, travels, and faith. Artist Norma S. Suddreth will host an opening reception for her new exhibition from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 12th at Hickory Museum of Art. The exhibition, featuring handmade paper, frescoes and watercolors, will be on display in HMA’s Regal & Gifford Galleries until October 9th, 2016. The August 12th reception includes a chance to meet Suddreth and sample Middle Eastern food, while viewing works inspired by her travels and faith. Suddreth will talk about her work and artistic processes in working with handmade paper, watercolors and frescoes. Admission is free. RSVP by calling 828-327-8576.  Suddreth will also lead an artist workshop at HMA on Monday, October 31st from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Participants will make monoprints on gelatin molds using handmade papers. The workshop is open to youth and adults, ages 13 and older. Cost is $30. Call 828-327-8576 to register.
6). Spencer Doll and Toy Museum ( and Rowan Museum ( invite you to join them on Saturday, August 13th for Night at the Museums II!  Come and experience a night of fun for adults and children.  The second annual “Night at the Museums” event hosted by Rowan Museum and the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum is sure to be a giant success again! The museums plan to put on quite a show which will include a trolley ride, a tour of both museums, meeting a variety of interactive charters and a buffet dinner. Last year, all three shows sold out in advance so get your tickets early! Show times are at 4:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $25.00, Children tickets are $15.00, and a family of 4 pass is $75.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children).  Tickets can be purchased at the Rowan Museum at 202 North Main Street Salisbury, NC. For more information, contact the museum at 704-633-5946.
7). The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum ( is excited to announce the opening of Elizabeth Bradford: Time + Terrain, curated by Carla Hanzal. Elizabeth Bradford’s works glean images from the rural landscape surrounding her family’s ancestral farm in northern Mecklenburg County, where she lives. The exhibition will be on view from August 13th to November 19th, 2016, with an opening reception on Thursday, September 1st from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Museum. The event is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and live music as they experience the works on display.
8). Tryon Palace ( announces its upcoming Civil War Living History Weekend on Saturday, August 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 14th from noon -4:00 p.m. The sights and sounds of the Civil War come to life with reenactors, artillery and regiment drills, Civil War-era medical exhibits, and themed tours inside the Dixon and Stanly houses. Also, discover New Bern's Civil War history with exhibits inside the New Bern Academy Museum.  Don't miss the unveiling of their newest item to the Tryon Palace Collection: The General Lawrence Branch "Order Book" containing 112 handwritten letters and orders relating to the defense of North Carolina's coast and inland areas. These detailed letters discuss the strategy, tactical considerations, and material needs, of Branch, who was Commander of the Confederate forces at the Battle of New Bern and a former US Representative for the 4th Congressional District of North Carolina before the start of the Civil War.
9). North Carolina Museum of History ( announces their upcoming exhibit, Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote: Photographs by Spider Martin, on view September 3rd - March 5th, 2017. This photography exhibit focuses on the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., part of the campaign for African American voting rights, equality and social justice. Marches and rallies resulted in the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was signed into law on August 6th.  Selma to Montgomery is curated and circulated by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The exhibition is made possible, in part, by the City of Birmingham and contributions to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Corporate Campaign.
10). The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher ( announces that “BOOths” are now available for the Aquarium’s annual Halloween event that will take place Thursday-Saturday, October 27th – 29th. “Trick or Treat Under the Sea” offers businesses and organizations a prime opportunity to reach thousands of area families and consumers. The 2016 event features three nights of ghoulish good times that include indoor trick-or-treating, games, and programs for children and families. The Aquarium offers three ways to involve your business with Trick or Treat Under the Sea: reserve your booth space for one to three nights, donate prizes, coupons or gift certificates for drawings and contests, or invest in sponsorship opportunities and reach area families in multiple ways.  Booth sponsors interact with visitors and compete for the “Best BOOth Contest.” Winners receive prizes and public recognition, including exposure to thousands of Aquarium friends online. Sponsorship monies support the Aquarium’s conservation and education work through the N.C. Aquarium Society. Booth reservations and sponsorships are available first-come, first-served and are limited. For more information and to reserve your space call (910) 772-0535.