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NCMC Events from Around the State... October 10, 2016


Posted: October 10, 2016, 3:47 pm


1). Mount Airy Museum of Regional History (www.northcarolinamuseum.org) invites you to join the Museum for an exciting 90-minute, lantern-lit walking tour through Mount Airy's streets and its historic past.  You will hear about 13 of Mount Airy’s "less mortal" citizens and the town’s resting places.  Tours are at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening and begin at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, 301 N. Main Street.  Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera and umbrella, if needed.   Tickets are $13 (tax included) and pre-paid reservations are required!  “A Stitch in Time: Historic Quilts of the Hollows,” This exhibition highlights some of the more common patterns found in American quilting over the last two hundred years using examples from the museum’s collection and quilts on loan from the community and will be on exhibit through the end of the year.
 
2). The Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University (www.wfu.edu/moa) invites you to view their current exhibit, Visions of Home: A Celebration of Gullah Art & Culture, on view now through April 22nd, 2017.  Home has personal significance and meaning.  Home may be a place, landscape, object, journey, or relationship. Through contemporary art and ethnographic artifacts, home is envisioned as a patchwork of places, histories, and identities by the Gullah people of the southeastern Atlantic coast.  This exhibit features original works on this theme by Sea Islands artists from the Red Piano Too Gallery, as well as works by Wake Forest University Professor Katharine Ziff, and objects from the Museum of Anthropology's collection. Admission is free.  For more information, visit moa.wfu.edu, email moa@wfu.edu, or call 336-758-5282.
 
3). Hands On! (www.handsonwnc.org), the children's museum in downtown Hendersonville, invites you to Blue Ridge Humane Day on Thursday, October 13th from 11:00-12:00 p.m. Come visit a special animal from the Blue Ridge Humane Society! Learn fun facts and take home a craft. This activity is free with $4 admission/free for members.
 
4). Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (www.blowingrockmuseum.org) invites you to Down in the Willow Garden: Scary Appalachian stories and Ballads for Halloween on Thursday, October 13th, 7.00 - 8.30 p.m. As All Hallow's Eve approaches, the BRAHM welcomes seekers of history and scary stories alike to an evening of ballads and tales of the supernatural. Join us for a performance of songs and stories by the eerily talented team of ballad singers and storytellers Saro Lynch-Thomason and Bobby McMillon.  (This event is for adults and mature teens.) Admission is $7 for members, seniors, students, military; $10 for the general public. For more information, please phone BRAHM at 828-295-9099 ext. 3001.
 
5). North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher) invites North Carolina teachers to visit the Aquarium for a Teacher Open House on Saturday, October 15th. Aquarium education staff will be on hand to help teachers explore all of the options available to engage students including: field trip options, outdoor exploration, outreach, distance learning, sea turtle STEAM curriculum, and teacher workshop opportunities. Program demonstrations, Behind the Scenes and salt marsh tours occur throughout the day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Those teachers interested in participating in the salt marsh tours should bring a change of shoes and clothes and be prepared to get wet and muddy. The Aquarium’s Teacher Open House is free to all N.C. teachers (with a school ID) and up to three family members.
 
6). Fort Fisher State Historic Site (www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher) will host the program ‘Fort Fisher’s World War II Experience’ on Saturday, October 15th from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Learn about the important, but lesser-known history of the fort as an antiaircraft training base during World War II. At the program, military and civilian re-enactors will set up displays on the old Fort Fisher airstrip and portray what life was like for a World War II soldier at the base and on the homefront. The program will also include free presentations by three distinguished historians who will talk about Fort Fisher, Camp Davis, Wilmington, and southeastern NC’s role in World War II. Speakers include Wilbur Jones, Cliff Tyndall, and Krystal Lee. The historians will speak at 10 a.m., 12 noon, and 2 p.m., respectively. This program is free, open to the public, and intended for all ages.
 
7). The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville (www.naturalsciences.org) invites you to “Meet Me at the Museum: Saturday Explorations,” a free family-friendly science and nature program offered the third Saturday of every month. This month, the Museum welcomes Adriana Quinones, Director of Horticulture and Education at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. Quinones will present her program, “Will there ever be a blue rose?” on Saturday, October 15th at 1:30 p.m. During her presentation, Quinones will discuss the development and breeding of new garden plants with examples of new plants coming into the market. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Please contact the museum at 910-914-4185 or whiteville@naturalsciences.org for more information.
 
8). Bellamy Mansion Museum (www.bellamymansion.org) invites you to join them for a for an autumn Harvest Tea on Monday, October 17th. There will be two seatings available, one at 11 a.m. and the other at 2 p.m. Bring friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to enjoy the fruits of an abundant season in the most elegant surroundings of the formal parlors of the 150-year-old mansion. Tickets are $35 per person.  Please call 910.251.3700 or email here for reservations.
 
9). Charlotte Museum of History (www.charlottemuseum.org) invites you to “Slinging Mud: Bumper Stickers as Political Weapons” on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:00 p.m.  Join journalism industry panelists Ed Williams, Tim Funk, Jim Morrill, and Mary Newsom for a discussion on past elections that were just as interesting as our current one.  Reception to follow.  FREE to everyone! Please register at http://charlottemuseum.org/RegisterFree.asp.
 
10). Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex (www.museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov) invites you to Hallowe’en Revels Night Tours that will take place on October 26-28 from 6-9:00 p.m. Hallowe’en Revels Night Tours will guide you through a fictional timeline of scenes from the life of Dixie Poe Sutton (1886-1913), a daughter of E.A. and Josephine Poe. Although this short play is a work of fiction, elements of the show will be based on entries from the diary of Lillie Poe. For those who have not attended before, this is not a traditional Poe House tour. Guests will be transported back in time, witnessing a series of short vignettes while becoming immersed in late Victorian cultural norms, music, and poetry through this scripted short play. This is a unique opportunity to experience historical theater in an actual historic home. For a more detailed look at the Poe House and family history, attend a tour during regular museum hours. Tickets are $3 per person at the door, and children 5 and under are admitted free. Tickets must be purchased at the door. Tours will run every 20 minutes beginning at 6:00 pm with the last tour departing at 9:00 pm each evening. Tour space is limited to 15 participants per tour. There will be an actor’s break from 7:40-8:00 pm if needed.