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NCMC Events from Around the State... August 15, 2016


Posted: August 25, 2016, 9:50 am


1). The Southeastern Registrars Association (www.seregistrars.org) requests nominations for the Dan Silosky Award for Excellence in Collections Management and Registration.  Nominations are due by August 31st, with the award to be presented at the Southeastern Museums Conference in Charlotte, NC, this October. This yearly award is to recognize an individual registrar or collections professional for their outstanding contribution to the field. Nominees must have five or more years of experience in registration or collections management and work in the Southeastern United States. Three letters of support are required for each nomination. To nominate someone for recognition, please send the following information to Deborah.vanhorn@ky.gov: the name, address and telephone number of the nominee, a brief summary of the nominee’s accomplishments and an explanation of why he or she should receive this award – up to one page of narrative, typed, double spaced, a one-page letters in support of the nominee from two ‘seconding’ museum professionals and relevant support materials, such as the nominee’s current resume, previous honors, etc., and your name as nominator, plus address and telephone; date of submittal. This award is sponsored by PastPerfect Museum Software.
 
2). Greensboro Historical Museum (www.GreensboroHistory.org) announces that August 12th – 21st marks the 30th Anniversary Season of the 5 by O. Henry Plays. Ever since 1987, local playwright Joe Hoesl has adapted the work of Greensboro’s own short story author O. Henry (aka William Sidney Porter) into delightful stage adaptations. The cast sings vintage American tunes, a la Sidewalks of New York and Bicycle Built for Two, before, in-between, and after each tale. All evidence points to this being the longest-running original museum play series in the nation. The playbill always features stories with a surprise, and this year the twists come thanks to The Rathskeller and The Rose, The Fifth Wheel, Conscience in Art, Tobin’s Palm, and The Memento. For performance and ticket details, go to http://5byohenry.bpt.me or call 800-838-3006.  Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401.
 
3). Weatherspoon Art Museum (www.weatherspoon.uncg.edu) announces the upcoming Teens-Behind-the-Scenes program.  Teens-Behind-the-Scenes is a 6-week program where high school teens discover the history of Weatherspoon Art Museum; explore museum careers; and learn about the interpretation of art objects. Based on WAM’s earlier Teen Art Guides program, Teens-Behind-the-Scenes distills the museum experience into a single semester, allowing more flexibility for busy high school students.  The program will take place at the Museum from 4:30-6:00 p.m., six Thursday afternoons, September 22-October 27, 2016. Materials fee is $25 WAM family and student members, $35 non-members, and scholarships are available. The application can be found here: www.weatherspoon.uncg.edu/learn/k12-students-teachers, and is due on Thursday, September 8th.  Questions? Contact Terri Dowell-Dennis at t_dowell@uncg.edu or call (336) 256.1449.
 
4). The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville (www.naturalsciences.org) and the Columbus County Arts Council have partnered to bring you “Movies on Madison: Summer Cinema Series.” This month’s film, Disneys’ “Zootopia,” will be shown Friday, August 19th, at dusk. Bring a blanket or chair.  Museum lawn opens at 8:00 p.m., movie starts at dusk. This free, 108-minute film is rated PG. This is a family-friendly event: no pets, coolers, alcohol or smoking permitted.  Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, please call the museum at 910-914-4185 or email whiteville@naturalsciences.org.  
 
5). North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (www.naturalsciences.org) in downtown Raleigh hosts 3rd annual “Natural Selections” beer and science event on Friday, August 19th from 7-10:00 p.m. Join brewers from the Triangle area for a one-of-a-kind evening of beer and science. At this third annual sampling session, more than 20 North Carolina breweries will offer unique creations fitting the Museum’s natural science focus. You can also enjoy live music by The Hey Brothers, a brewing demonstration by Atlantic Brew Supply, hands-on science-of-beer activities, discussions on ingredient “hits and misses,” and interactive games (like “beer goggle” corn hole). Food from Rocky Top Hospitality will be available for purchase during the event. Tickets are $30 ($25 for Museum members) and are available now at naturalsciences.org/beer or from the Museum Box Office (on-site or via 919-707-9950. You must be 21 or older to attend. Photo ID is required for entry. Free Ride: The Museum has partnered with Uber to give you free rides to (or from) Natural Selections. Enter the code NATSELECT16 to ride free in style!
 
6). Cameron Art Museum (www.cameronartmuseum.org) invites educators, parents, or caregivers of children Pre-K through 5th grade who reside in the following counties: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, and Sampson to attend a special one-day workshop at the Museum on Saturday, August 20th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This workshop is open to educators from private as well as public schools, including child care centers, and to all parents whose children attend these schools and centers. The topics covered in the workshop are intended to help educators improve classroom instruction and to give parents and caregivers ways to help children recover from “summer slip” of reading and math skills over the summer vacation. Because Cameron Art Museum has received generous support for the Full STEAM Ahead – Closing the Gap initiative from Duke Energy and PNC Bank, we are able to offer this opportunity at no cost to area residents. Complimentary beverage, snacks and lunch will also be provided, but space is limited and online pre-registration is required. Online registration is now open at www.cameronartmuseum.org under the Education Tab. Email Georgia Mastroieni at georgia@cameronartmuseum.org for additional information.
 
7). High Point Museum (www.highpointmuseum.org) invites you to a Washington Street Walking Tour on Saturday, August 20th at 8:00 a.m. led by local historian Glenn Chavis. Washington Street was a thriving business and entertainment district for High Point’s black community during the period of segregation. The tour, lasting approximately 90 minutes, is free of charge but is limited to 20 people so you must call to reserve your spot. Call the Museum at 885-1859 to register. Tour begins at Changing Tides Cultural Center located at 613 Washington St.
 
8). Hands On! (www.handsonwnc.org), the children's museum in downtown Hendersonville, invites you to join them as they celebrate the end of summer with a Flower Festival! All ages will enjoy creating flowers using recycled materials to put in a vase, wear in your hair, or give to others. This activity, sponsored by the Advocates for the Arts of Henderson County, takes place in the party room all day, August 23rd through August 26th. It 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 www.handsonwnc.org or call 828-697-8333.
 
9). North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort (www.ncmaritimemuseums.com) invites you to Explore the Rachel Carson Reserve on Thursday, August 25th from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Discover the various plants and animals of the Rachel Carson Reserve. A guided hike will take you through the different habitats found on Town Marsh and Bird Shoal. Not suitable for children under 12. Advance reservations required. 252-728- 7317. Fee: $20. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
 
10). Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (www.secca.org) reminds you that Gillian Welch in Concert is just two weeks away! Join SECCA for their biggest outdoor concert yet on our spacious front lawn.  Gillian Welch performs in their Crossroads Series on Thursday, August 25th. This is an outdoor, rain or shine event. Don't forget your favorite chair and/or blanket! Gates open at 6:00 p.m. for food trucks, cold beer and games. Please, no coolers and leave pets at home for this one. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://secca.org/events/crossroads-secca-016-gillian-welch/?mc_cid=e5dc9495e0&mc_eid=75158667c2.