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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.

 

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.
 

 

150th Anniversary of Gettysburg at Bennett Place


Bennett PlaceGettysburg

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd
Durham, NC 27705
919-383-4345

Remembering the Battle of Gettysburg, 150th Anniversary
Sunday, July 13, 2013
10:00am – 4:00pm
Free (Donations Welcome)

Join us as we commemorate the most defining battle of the American Civil War with lectures on the generals, the soldiers, and the regiments, and share stories of heroism and heartache.  Military and living history activities will be ongoing throughout the day at the Bennett Farm.

Please confirm all events with the venue before attending. 

 

July 4th, 2013 at the State Capital

1207099_32402919North Carolina State Capital
1 E. Edenton St
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-733-4994

July 4, 2013
11:00am – 3:00pm
All Ages
Free


Enjoy a family-oriented Independence Day celebration with a patriotic concert and picnic. A naturalization ceremony for new citizens, trolley rides, musical performances, food and historic demonstrators round out this patriotic day of fun.  

Please confirm all events with the venue before attending.