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NCMC Events from Around the State... August 8, 2016

Posted: August 25, 2016, 9:47 am

1). The North Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board ( announces that the Traveling Archivist Program is now soliciting applications until August 31st, 2016. Does your institution need help with the preservation of and access to your collections?  If so, the Traveling Archivist Program provides hands-on preservation assistance to cultural and heritage institutions that house archives, papers, and records at risk of deterioration, neglect, and damage. Institutions chosen to participate in this program will receive an onsite visit, a collections assessment, recommendations for managing and caring for the collections, training and instructions, and other resources including some basic preservation supplies. The purpose of TAP is to help improve preservation of and access to collections that document the culture and history of our state. The application is open to all North Carolina cultural and heritage institutions that house and maintain active historical collections, and whose collections are accessible to the public; however, federal agencies and those institutions housing solely objects or artifacts are ineligible for this program.  For more information, visit, or contact Andrea Gabriel at 919-807-7326 or
2). The Greensboro Science Center ( will be hosting PokeMonday events on August 8th, 15th, and 22nd between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. During these events, GSC staff members will be activating Pokemon GO lures around its nine PokeStops for visitors to enjoy. The Center is also home to one Pokemon GO gym, where visitors are encouraged to train their Pokemon or battle for control.  PokeMonday activities are included with general admission to the Greensboro Science Center. General admission is $12.50 for adults ages 14 - 64, $11.50 for children ages 3 - 13, and $11.50 for seniors ages 65+. Children 2 and under and Greensboro Science Center Members are free.  Although no PokeStops are located in unauthorized areas, visitors are reminded to remain on marked paths in authorized areas only during these events. Visitors are also encouraged to be respectful of barriers and other people - and animals - as they play.
3). Mount Airy Museum of Regional History ( invites you to join them for an exciting 90-minute, lantern-lit walking tour through Mount Airy's streets and its historic past.  Hear about 13 of Mount Airy’s "less mortal" friends.  Tours are at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening and begin at the Museum.  Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera and umbrella, if needed. Tickets are $13 (tax included) and pre-paid reservations are required! Your also invited to join them for a Downtown History and Architecture Walking Tour that highlights the architecture in the downtown business district and nearby residential areas. This 90-minute tour is approximately 3/4-mile-long and will run every Friday and Saturday evening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $11 per person and can be purchased by calling the Museum at 336-786-4478. Don’t forget that the traveling exhibit, We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music from the Museum Makers Relief Foundation, is on view at the Museum until August 15th! The exhibit features photo and audio documentation of Southern Roots musicians active in the past 20 years, all photographed by Tim Duffy, in his quest to preserve Southern traditional music by partnering with the artists who make it happen.
4). The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher ( is calling all Pokémon Go Trainers! Some new and interesting creatures are popping up at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Venonat hanging with a T-Rex! A Slowbro eyeing sharks! A rare Dratini spotted by the Butterfly Bungalow! The Aquarium is now home to 8 PokéStops, a Gym and dozens of Pokémon Go characters.  The Aquarium will host its first Pokémon Go Event on Wednesday, August 10 from 6-8 p.m. The after-hours, lure-dropping night of PokéFun offers Pokémon GO trainers an opportunity to catch, battle, hatch and hang at one of the area’s coolest attractions. Lures will be dropped throughout the evening.  During the event, guests can also take a moment and learn about some real-life critters inside the Aquarium itself. Pre-registration is encouraged. Spaces are limited, so register today to catch ‘em all at the Aquarium. This program is for all ages. Children must have a ticket and be accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are $12.95 per person ages 13 to 61, $11.95 ages 62 and older and military, $10.95 ages 3-12, and free for ages 2 and younger. Aquarium members receive a 10% discount.
5). North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ( hosts its first Accessibility and Sensory-Friendly Night for families with special needs on Thursday, August 11th from 6-8:30 p.m.  Because the Museum is dedicated to making education equal for all and removing the barriers, the Museum, in collaboration with ARC of Wake County, Arts Access and Marbles Kids Museum, presents this event designed to provide a fully-accessible visit to those who might benefit from a calmer, lower-visitation period at the Museum. This event is free to all and registration is not required. The self-guided evening spans all four floors of the Museum’s main building (11 W. Jones St.) and offers educational stations courtesy of local partner organizations and agencies, live-animal programming, and interactive activities. Families needing a moment to retreat to a quiet room with dimmed lights can do so inside the Explore on 4 meeting space on the 4th floor of the Museum.  For more information about Accessibility and Sensory-Friendly Night, contact Liani Yirka at or 919.707.9887.
6). The Asheville Art Museum ( invites you to Art Break: Selections from the Permanent Collection - The Art of the Landscape with Amanda Click, Education Intern on Friday, August 12th at 12:00 p.m.  For millennia, artists have captured the beauty of nature in landscape paintings. In this Art Break, explore how artists whose works are featured in Selections from the Permanent Collection: 140 Years of American Art used scale, color, mood, light and shadow, and brush techniques to affect how viewers perceive the scenes they painted. Free with membership or Museum admission.
7). Cameron Art Museum ( presents UnBound Narrative, an exhibition featuring nine contemporary artists from across the globe who utilize the book as medium and inspiration to create their visual narrative.  The forty diverse artworks in the exhibition show how varied the medium can be. UnBound Narrative is organized by Holly Tripman Fitzgerald, Chief Curator and Bob Unchester, Curator of Exhibitions. CAM will offer an array of exhibition-related programming, including our monthly Kids @ CAM, youth classes, adult workshops, engaging lectures and gallery talks. A Members Opening Reception will take place on Friday, August 12th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. CAM Members & Guests: $10 per admission. Be among the first to experience this exhibition while enjoying light refreshments, cash bar and live music by Madafo and Roger Davis.
8). North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort ( invites you to Beaufort Pirate Invasion on August 12th – 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pirates invade the town of Beaufort and the Maritime Museum for this annual event. Learn about life on the high seas, engage in family activities and games, and search for Pirates to win treasure. Free. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516.
9). Blowing Rock Art and History Museum ( invites you to Summer Camp: Art Around the World, Monday, August 15th - Wednesday, August 17th, from 9 -11:30 a.m. Children ages 6-12 will take a voyage around the continents, learning different art and craft techniques such as Painted Talavera Tiles, Tibetan Sand Art Mandalas, Panamanian Mola, African Batik, Hopi Pottery and more. Registration is $60 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required. To register, please phone BRAHM on 828-295-9099 ext. 3001.
10). Hands On! (, the children's museum in downtown Hendersonville, invites you to Critter Craft–Dogs on Tuesday, August 16th – 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 19th. All ages are invited to stop by and create a doggie pet to take home (don’t worry, it won’t eat much). Sponsored by the Etowah Valley Veterinary Hospital. Free with $5 admission/free for members.