Selected Community Events
Feathered Friends of Oriental
Oriental's History Museum
Photos of birds taken by local photographers and bird enthusiasts in our backyards, creeks and waterways. Reception on Feb. 22 from 2-4pm
New Bern Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour
Historic Downtown New Bern
The New Bern Historical Society and the New Bern Preservation Foundation invite you to enjoy wonderful Spring in New Bern with the “Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour.” On April 10th and 11th homeowners will invite you in to some of the most beautiful and interesting historic homes in downtown New Bern. Get a behind the scenes look at homes that have much to tell us of the history of this town founded in 1710. See beautiful fountains and gardens as well. Many of the areas historic churches will also be open and will offer music along with a tour.
Pat Traynor, 252-638-8558
What Happened to the Lost Colony?
Farmville Public Library, 4276 West Church Street, Farmville, NC 27828
The Library will be hosting UNC Wilmington History professor, Dr. David LaVere, on Monday, April 6 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Library, where he will discuss the Lost Colony.
The Lost Colony is one of the great North Carolina mysteries. History professor Dr. David LaVere’s research shows that when the English colonists who were left on Roanoke in 1587 disappeared, they tried to leave clues to their whereabouts. Though John Smith and others would look for them, the Lost Colonists were never seen again by Europeans. Their fate terrified the English and had the potential to derail future English colonization.
This talk explains Roanoke Indian society and politics, English Elizabethan politics and colonial ambitions, who and what made the Roanoke colony fail, and what LaVere believes happened to the Lost Colonists.
This program is free and open to the public.
This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
David Miller, Library Director
Hatteras Storytelling Festival: Yarn Tellin', Foot Tappin', Hatteras Style
May 2, 2014 - May 4, 2014 --
Hatteras Village - Outer Banks
Join OUR STATE for the 2nd Annual Hatteras Storytelling Festival: Yarn Tellin', Foot Tappin', Hatteras Style
May 2 - 4, 2014
Hatteras Village - Outer Banks
Featuring storytelling with:
Clyde Edgerton - novelist, musician, and storyteller
Bland Simplson - author, storyteller, professor, and member of The Red Clay Ramblers
Clifford Swain - motivational speaker, educator, musician, and storyteller
Kevin Duffus - historian, author, and storyteller
Ben Cherry - storyteller, A.K.A. Blackbeard the Pirate
Rodney Kemp - Fish House Liar, N.C. Historian of the Year
James Charlet - local historian, storyteller
Nu-Blu - nationally-known bluegrass group from Siler City, N.C.
Banjo Island - bluegrass group from Hatteras Island, Lots of local storytellers
A Taste of the Village - registration night - enjoy various culinary delights of Hatteras Village
This project is funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.
For more information please visit www.HatterasYarns.com or call (252) 986-2109.
For information on where to stay on Hatteras Island, please visit outerbanks.org
Wilson Woman's Club "A Tour of Homes 2014"
Apr 4, 2014 - Apr 5, 2014 --
A tour of 6 homes in the Wilson area. Tickets are $25 and includes both days. A luncheon will also be held on Friday, April 4th at the Woman's club, 402 Broad Street. Ticket are $10 in advance.
Greenville Brushstrokes Clothesline Art Show
Apr 26, 2014 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.
Pitt Co. Historical Society Primitive Baptist Church Firetower Road, Greenville, NC
Our Clothesline Show features local artist paintings done in watercolor, acrylics, oil, or mixed media all of which are original works. There will be an array of framed as well as unframed art all at excellent prices. Art will be displayed in the church as well as hung outside for viewing
. Several of the artist will be on site painting. there will be live music, and a raffle drawing for an awesome watercolor original painting by one of our members, Pete Hickey.
10% of profits go to the Pitt Co. Historical Society. This is a must see and experience show!!!
Dorothy Jensen 252 355 6543
ECNAO 21st Annual Powwow
Mar 23, 2013 Noon - 6PM
East Carolina Native American Organization will be hosting our 21st Annual Powwow at Minges. All are invited. This is a free event. We will have American Indian singing, dancing, vendors, and crafts.