History for All the People

History for all the People

Help us Celebrate!

March 7-8 (Friday and Saturday)

This event will be open to the public with a host of activities designed to demonstrate the breadth of Archives and History programming and services. The celebration will take place over the course of the two days at the North Carolina Museum of History and the State Capitol.

Historic Sites personnel, volunteers, and staff members of other historical organizations from around the state will be on hand to acquaint the public with their areas of expertise.

Costumed reenactors will roam Bicentennial Plaza and historic vehicles and vessels will be on display. A scavenger hunt will take place on Capitol Square

Videotape presentations at the museum will feature the shipwreck believed to be that of Queen Anne's Revenge, the flagship of the pirate Blackbeard.

An archaeological dig will be underway on the grounds of the Capitol.

Events for Saturday, March 8, will also include a genealogy workshop and a chance to talk with conservators about the care of papers, photographs, fabrics, and other objects.

November 1

President Polk's Birthday Celebration / N.C. Office of Archives and History Anniversary Program

James K. Polk Memorial
Pineville, NC
Phone: (704) 889-7145

Living history program featuring costumed participants interpreting life in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, circa 1795—the year of President Polk's birth. Historic cooking, weapons demonstrations, children's games, and other hands-on activities. N.C. Office of Archives and History Centennial program.

Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


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