Category Archives: History

Fall Tours of the North Carolina Executive Mansion

1024px-North-Carolina-Executive-Mansion-20080321North Carolina Executive Mansion

200 N Blount St
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-807-7950

Mansion Tours 
Wednesdays and Thursdays
September 18, 2013 – November 14, 2013
10:00am, 10:30am, 2:00pm, 2:30pm and 3:00pm
Free

Garden Tours
Wednesdays (Children) and Thursdays (Adults)
September 25, 2013 – October 23, 2013
9:30am or 10:30am
Free

Bring you students to tour North Carolina’s Executive Mansion and the beautiful gardens this fall! The Capital Area Visitor’s Center is taking reservations now. Reservations for groups of 10 or more can be made by visiting www.nccapvisit.org or calling 919-807-7950 at least two weeks ahead of your intended visit.  Groups must submit a list of names of participants in advance for admittance.

Raleigh Reads Program

City of Raleigh Museum1368361_28917487
220 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
919.996.2220

Raleigh Reads Program
First Saturdays from September – December
10:00am – 11:30am
Ages 7 – 13 (Family Friendly)
Free (Pre-Registration Required)

Join us at the City of Raleigh Museum the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 am to 11:30 am where reading is hands-on! Books come alive connecting with Raleigh’s past. This free program includes various visits from authors and readings, finishing with crafts and snacks. Topics cover everything from the Civil Rights Movement to medicine and music. Participants are encouraged to check out monthly books from the reading list and complete the book before the program.

Call ahead and pre-register. This program is geared toward ages 7-13 but fun for the whole family!

Reading List:

Emma and the Civil Warrior by Candy Dahl, September 7, 2013

Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances Dowell, October 5, 2013

Blue by Joyce Hostetter, November 2, 2013

The Christmas Barn by C.L. Davis, December 7, 2013

Please confirm events with the venue before attending. 

Free Friday at Mordecai Historic Park

Historic_Mordecai_House-Raleigh-NC-13_Sept_2010Mordecai Historic Park
1 Mimosa St
Raleigh, NC 27604
919-857-4364

Free Friday
Friday, August 16, 2013
10:00am – 3:00pm
All Ages
Free

Take a free tour of the Mordecai House and other historic outbuildings. Free tours are only offered twice a year so don’t miss out. Tours will begin on the hour and 1/2 hour. First come first serve. The first tour will begin at 10am, the last tour will begin at 3pm. 

Mordecai Historic Park is located in the heart of downtown Raleigh and is home to some of North Carolina’s most extraordinary treasures, including the Mordecai House and the Birthplace of Andrew Johnson – 17th president of the United States. Mordecai Historic Park offers a unique glimpse into early Raleigh life. Trolley tours depart from Mordecai on Saturdays in March through December.

 

12th Annual Fall Homeschool Festival at Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate1024px-Biltmore_Estate_14
One Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28803
866-851-4661

12th Annual Fall Homeschool Festival
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Ages 5+
$22/Person

Think Green – Sustainability at Biltmore
Activities and Programs about Forestry, Renewable Energy and Sustainability

  • Meet a Tree
  • Goods from the Woods Bingo
  • What’s a Tree Cookie?
  • The Biltmore Stick
  • Solar Field
  • Brooder House
  • Erosion
  • Your Carbon Footprint
  • Chicken Tractor

Also includes a self-guided visit in Biltmore House as well as Gardens, Conservatory, Winery and Antler Hill Village.  Lunch and accomodation options available.

Tastes of NC at Duke Homestead

1169378_49769565 (1)Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Road
Durham, North Carolina 27705
(919) 477-5498

Pork, Pickles & Peanuts:  Tastes of NC
Sunday, July 13th, 2013
10:00am – 4:00pm
Free


Each year we celebrate North Carolina food culture and history with our Pork, Pickles and Peanuts: Tastes of NC Festival. This extremely tasty event includes a BBQ and Pie contest. New this year, guests can taste the BBQ and pick a People’s Choice winner of their own.

Down at the Historic Home of the Duke family food continues to be the theme with historic cooking demonstrations. Beyond the kitchen, you can visit the rest of the Duke family’s 1852 home and outside enjoy 19th century games and toys.

Food definitely is the focus of the day, but make sure you don’t leave without visiting our many talented local arts and crafts vendors. Pork, Pickles and Peanuts allows you to fill your stomach and support North Carolina artists at the same time!
The Malpass Brothers will be playing two sets live on stage during the festival, in the morning from 11 am – 12 pm and in the afternoon from 1 pm – 2 pm.
Don’t forget to check out or even participate in our 1940’s mock Tobacco Queen Pageant! Tobacco Queens are a Harvest Festival tradition and each year our Tobacco Queen, picked at this event, debuts at our fall Harvest and Hornworm Festival.

Please confirm all events with the venue before attending.