*Time for Tots: American Indian Life
Tuesday, Nov. 3 or Nov. 10 10-10:45 a.m.
Ages 3-5 with adult
To register, call 919-807-7992.
Learn about the lives of the first North Carolinians. Handle objects, listen to stories, and make a paper turtle rattle to take home.
*History Corner: Aw Nuts!
Thursday, Nov. 5 10-11 a.m.
Ages 5-9 with adult
To register, call 919-807-7992.
“Goober,” “pindar” and “ground pea” are just a few ways of saying “peanut.” Learn how peanuts became a North Carolina specialty. This program is presented with Cameron Village Regional Library.
*First Friday Exhibit Reception: In Search of a New Deal
Friday, Nov. 6 7-9 p.m.
Film at 7 and 8:15 p.m.
To register, call 919-807-7847 by Nov. 2.
Enjoy food and beverage, and tour this traveling exhibit featuring Farm Security Administration photographs documenting rural life in Depression-era North Carolina. Exhibit sponsorship is provided by UNC-TV.
In Daniels Auditorium, see a preview of an episode to be featured on PBS’s American Experience television miniseries “The 1930s,” which begins airing on UNC-TV on Oct. 26. During the Nov. 6 event, UNC-TV will present an episode about Seabiscuit, a racehorse that became a symbol of triumph over adversity during the Depression.
*Make It, Take It: Army Dog Tags
Saturday, Nov. 7 1-3 p.m. (drop-in program)
Since World War II, soldiers have worn personal identification tags called dog tags. Visit the museum’s military history gallery and make your own dog tag to take home.
*Music of the Carolinas: Moscow Nights
Sunday, Nov. 8 3-4 p.m.
This versatile trio’s repertoire centers on masterpieces of Russian folklore and ranges from humorous songs to elaborate lyrical pieces. PineCone co-sponsors the performance.
History à la Carte: The New Deal in North Carolina
Wednesday, Nov. 18 12:10-1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
Gary Grant, Executive Director, Concerned Citizens of Tillery
In the 1930s Pres. Franklin Roosevelt instituted the New Deal Resettlement Program, which offered the rural poor the opportunity to purchase land. Learn about Tillery Resettlement Farm, one of only 15 African American resettlement projects in the nation.
“Looking for Ms. Locklear”
Friday, Nov. 20
7-8 p.m. film screening; 8-9 p.m. Q&A with filmmakers Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal
$5 in advance, $7 at the door; free admission with picture ID showing last name Locklear
For reservations, call 919-807-7992.
Join a special screening of this award-winning documentary chronicling the filmmakers’ search for their first-grade teacher. Avoiding modern forms of communication and relying solely on face-to-face conversations to guide them, their search led them to the Lumbee tribe in North Carolina. The Lumbee tribe is prominently featured in the movie, much of which takes place in Pembroke, Robeson County.
“Looking for Ms. Locklear” has won multiple film awards, including the 2008 Southern Lens Award for the Best Southern Film. For more information about the documentary, visit rhettandlink.com/films.
*Artist at Work: John Blackfeather Jeffries
Saturday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 22, 1-3 p.m. (drop-in program)
Chat with Jeffries, a member of the Occaneechi tribe, as he crafts traditional weapons such as bows, arrows and atlatls (devices for throwing a spear or dart).
*Fourteenth Annual American Indian HeritageCelebration
Saturday, Nov. 21 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month with musicians, dancers, artists and storytellers from North Carolina’s eight state-recognized tribes. This lively festival is the museum’s largest annual event. The celebration offers activities for all ages and is a firsthand opportunity to learn about the state’s Indian culture, past and present. For a complete schedule or more information, go to ncmuseumofhistory.org or call 919-807-7900.
The American Indian Heritage Celebration is supported by the N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs; Museum of History Associates; and United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, with funds from the United Arts campaign, the N.C. Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art. Additional funding is provided by Food Lion and IBM.
* marks programs of interest to children or families