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Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Traveling Exhibit comes to Historic Bath Site

BATH, NC


Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Traveling Exhibit comes to Historic Bath Site


Traveling Exhibit arrives with Grand Opening celebration on Friday, June 13th

BATH, NC – Friday, June 13th – Saturday, July 26th

Come and celebrate the arrival of the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge traveling exhibit to Historic Bath State Historic Site on Friday, June 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Visitor Center! The traveling exhibit will remain at Historic Bath Site until Saturday, July 26th.

The Queen Anne’s Revenge was renowned, in the early eighteenth century, as being Blackbeard’s flagship which he captured from the French. The ship ran aground at Topsail Inlet, now commonly known as Beaufort Inlet, and has been having her treasures unearthed in recent years and conserved at a lab in Greenville, NC. Over the past year artifacts on loan for the traveling exhibit from the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort have been making their way around North Carolina to different historic sites, on view for all to see, learn about and enjoy!

On Friday, June 13th the history of Blackbeard and his crew will be welcomed back to Bath at a Grand Opening celebration. The festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Historic Bath Site Visitor Center (207 Carteret Street, Bath, NC 27808) and will include speeches and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Light snacks and beverages will be served, and visitors will be able to enter the Queen Anne’s Revenge traveling exhibit free of charge. The exhibit will be open to the public Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until Saturday, July 26th.

Also on Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th the 1915 skipjack ADA MAE, the only surviving working sea vessel made in North Carolina, will be conducting their onboard classroom! The trips leave will leave from the State Dock off of Main Street in Bath, NC at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Ticket costs are $20 per adult and $10 per student age 12 and under, and may be purchased at the Crew Tent near the State Dock.

Events will be taking place surrounding the traveling exhibit at Historic Bath Site throughout the months of June and July. Every Thursday Historic Bath Site will host its “Pirate Past Times Day Camp” open to children ages 4-15. Please call for information on dates, times and to pre-register. There will also be a re-enactment event taking place on Saturday, July 12th called “Pirates in the Port” that will include the Devilmen of Cape Feare completing live demonstrations and lectures by Dr. Charlie Ewen of East Carolina University and author Kevin Duffus.


Historic Bath State Historic Site Media Contact
Jamie Mesrobian, Assistant Site Manager
Phone: (252)-923-3971
Email: jamie.mesrobian@ncdcr.gov

About Historic Bath State Historic Site
Historic Bath State Historic Site is one of the sites within the Department of Cultural Resources' Division of State Historic Sites & Properties that people can visit to learn of our state's interesting and varied history. Historic Bath is also a member of the Historic Albemarle Tour. Bath is a town of firsts! The town became North Carolina's first town; it was incorporated in 1705. Christopher Gale, the first chief justice of the colony, resided here. Bath became the first official port of entry for the colony, the location of the first public library in North Carolina and the first shipyard was established here. Visiting Bath today, it is easy to see how this protected little harbor appealed to early settlers, and, of course, Blackbeard.
To begin your experience, come by the Visitor Center to purchase tickets to take a guided tour through our two historic homes, the Palmer-Marsh House (1751) and the Joseph Bonner House (1830). Watch the 15 minute orientation video and visit our museum store. The Van Der Veer House hosts exhibits, and there are gardens, graveyards belonging to our historic homes and Bonner’s Point to explore.
Tickets and information are available at the Visitor Center: 207 Carteret Street Bath, NC 27808, Tuesday-Saturday 9a.m.-5p,m (final house tour begins at 4p.m.). For more information about directions, tickets, special events and programs, group tours, weddings and parties, and more please contact: (252)-923-3971 or visit: www.bath.nchistoricsites.com

About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources brings visitors into 27 historic sites, seven history museums, and two art museums, as well as the Symphony Orchestra, State Library, N.C. Arts Council, and State Archives. To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.




For more information about the Queen Anne’s Revenge Traveling Exhibit and any events surrounding the exhibit, please call (252)-923-3971.



Historic Bath Site Offers Pirate-themed Summer Day Camps Annual "Past Times Day Camp" Program honors the Queen Anne's Revenge traveling exhibit's visit to Historic Bath Site

BATH, NC


Historic Bath Site Offers Pirate-themed Summer Day Camps
Annual “Past Times Day Camp” Program honors the Queen Anne’s Revenge traveling exhibit’s visit to Historic Bath Site

BATH, NC – Various dates June-July, 2014

Come and explore the Queen Anne’s Revenge traveling exhibit in a truly unique and fun way at Historic Bath State Historic Site! Children aged 4-15 are able to, on different days, learn about, and experience, the life of a pirate!

Though Bath is, of course, known for being the ‘First Town, First Port” of North Carolina, it also known for one particular individual: Blackbeard. The Queen Anne’s Revenge exhibit has been traveling around North Carolina this year, and has finally made its way to Bath, where much of it’s ever-famous pirate’s history and legend has been made. The “Pirate Past Times Day Camp” will focus on bringing history alive for children through age-appropriate activities, games, interactive demonstrations, looks into the travelling exhibit, and more!

Scheduled Dates and Times for “Pirate Past Times Day Camp”, as well as pre-registration deadlines for all dates, are as follows:

Thursday, June 19th and Thursday, July 10th; 10a.m.-2p.m. – ages 4-7
Pre-registration/Payment deadline: Friday, June 13th and Thursday, July 3rd

Thursday, June 26th and Thursday, July 17th; 10a.m.-2p.m. – ages 8-11
Pre-registration/Payment deadline: Friday, June 20th and Friday, July 11th

Thursday, July 3rd and Thursday, July 24th; 10a.m. – 2p.m. – ages 12-15
Pre-registration/Payment deadline: Friday, June 27th and Friday, July 18th

Pre-registration is required to join the Day Camps. Please call (252)-923-3971, or come by the Visitor Center at 207 Carteret Street Bath, NC 27808, to pre-register. We only have space for 20 children per day camp.

The cost for each program is $10 per child and includes lunch and all activities. Payment needs to be made by the pre-registration deadline.


Historic Bath State Historic Site Media Contact
Jamie Mesrobian, Assistant Site Manager
Phone: (252)-923-3971
Email: jamie.mesrobian@ncdcr.gov

About Historic Bath State Historic Site
Historic Bath State Historic Site is one of the sites within the Department of Cultural Resources' Division of State Historic Sites & Properties that people can visit to learn of our state's interesting and varied history. Historic Bath is also a member of the Historic Albemarle Tour. Bath is a town of firsts! The town became North Carolina's first town; it was incorporated in 1705. Christopher Gale, the first chief justice of the colony, resided here. Bath became the first official port of entry for the colony, the location of the first public library in North Carolina and the first shipyard was established here. Visiting Bath today, it is easy to see how this protected little harbor appealed to early settlers, and, of course, Blackbeard.
To begin your experience, come by the Visitor Center to purchase tickets to take a guided tour through our two historic homes, the Palmer-Marsh House (1751) and the Joseph Bonner House (1830). Watch the 15 minute orientation video and visit our museum store. The Van Der Veer House hosts exhibits, and there are gardens, graveyards belonging to our historic homes and Bonner’s Point to explore.
Tickets and information are available at the Visitor Center: 207 Carteret Street Bath, NC 27808, Tuesday-Saturday 9a.m.-5p,m (final house tour begins at 4p.m.). For more information about directions, tickets, special events and programs, group tours, weddings and parties, and more please contact: (252)-923-3971 or visit: www.bath.nchistoricsites.com

About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources brings visitors into 27 historic sites, seven history museums, and two art museums, as well as the Symphony Orchestra, State Library, N.C. Arts Council, and State Archives. To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.










For more information about the “Pirate Past Times Day Camp” please call (252)-923-3971.



2014 Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride

Union Point Park, New Bern, NC


Date(s): September 6 - 7, 2014
Start/Finish Location: Union Point Park, 210 E. Front Street,
New Bern, NC
Registration Fee: $35 until January 31
$45 Feb. 1 - May 31
$55 Jun. 1 - Sept. 6
Fundraising Minimum: $300
Route Options: 30, 50, 75 and 100-mile routes each day
Age Minimum: 12
Event Manager: Mandy Wellons
Email: amanda.wellons@nmss.org
Phone: 919-792-1019

The Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride is a two-day cycling event that is more than just a ride - it's anticipation, camaradarie, personal accomplishment, and the knowledge that YOU are changing lives. The unique and inviting waterfront location of Union Point Park provides the perfect start and finish line for Bike MS. The coastal location, flat landscape, and miles of rural roads allow every level of cyclist to participate and enjoy their coice of a 30, 50, 75, or 100-mile route option each day. No matter how far you ride, enjoy great routes, stocked rest stops along the route every 10-15 miles, SAG (support and gear) vehicles, delicious meals, and a festive Team Village and finish line experience, and so much more!

Mandy Wellons
amanda.wellons@nmss.org
919-792-1019



Winterville Senior Citizens Club Presents a Fabulous 5 Day / 4 Night Vacation to The Holy Land Experience

Orlando


Your Package Includes: 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 4 Breakfasts at you Hotel, 3 Wonderful Dinners

The Arabian Nights Dinner Show: The Royal Celebration.
Arabian Nights' Royal Celebration presents a tale of intrigue, magic, and love. You are invited to witness the magnificent wedding of the beautiful Princess Amirah and the bold Prince Raswan, and the joining of the two most powerful Bedouin Kingdoms, the Saglawi and the Ruala. Join us, as the magic of the great Genie and the mysterious Sorcerer take us to the corners of the earth to deliver spectacles of wonder on horseback.

Admission to the Holy Land Experience in Orlando:
The Holy Land Experience is a living, biblical museum that takes you 6000 miles away and 2000 years back in time to the land of the Bible. It's unique sights, sounds and tastes stimulate your senses and blend together to create a spectacular, new experience.

Enjoy Shopping at Orlando Premium Outlets:
Featuring 180 of your favorite brands under one roof. Orlando Premium Outlets on International Dr is the largest outlet center in the southeast.

Date of Trip: October 6th - October 10th, 2014

Price: $510.00 per person - Double Occupancy
$73.00 Due by 3/31/14 Last Payment Due by 9/3/14

Travel Protection: Can be purchased at $51.00/per person for Double Occupancy. If you wish to purchase Travel Protection, please send a separate check made payable to the PML Travel & Tours. Travel Protection should be purchased at the time of your initial deposit to ensure full benefits.

Fuel surcharges by all transportation companies may be assessed.

For more information and / or reservations, please contact:
Beatrice Henderson @ 252-355-2572



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

Also featuring:
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 --

Wilson, NC
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.

252-237-6110


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
www.greenvillebrushstrokes.com



ECNAO 21st Annual Powwow

Mar 23, 2013 Noon - 6PM

Minges Coliseum



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.

hunta@ecu.edu