North Carolina Historical Sites – April, 2013

Museum Of The Cape Fear Historical Complex
801 Arsenal Avenue, Fayetteville NC. Saturday April 6, 2013

“SKIRMISHES AND SHORTAGES: NC IN 1863” Living history featuring musical performances by the Huckleberry Brothers Band, tintype/ambrotype photographer Harry Taylor, and guest speaker Raina Kellerman presenting on “Women in Civil War Arsenals.” Discover the story of “Long Grabs” McSween, the unofficial war correspondent for the Fayetteville Observer. Learn more about his extraordinary life and listen to an interpretive reading of his letters. Musket firings at 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30. Hands on activities: Cartridge Rolling.


Bennett Place State Historic Site
4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC. Saturday, April 20, 2013  10:00 to 4:00.  Sunday, April 21 10:00 to 3:00pm

“WAR AND SURRENDER DEPICTED THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY, ART, AND JOURNALISM”  Join us as we showcase the American Civil War throughout history and how it has been portrayed through photography, art, and journalism. Historians, artists, and authors will share their artwork, books, and exhibits on how the war has been viewed and preserved. Civil War soldiers will be encamped around the Bennett Farm demonstrating life as it was during the Civil War.. The annual Unity Monument wreath laying ceremony will take place with special presentations and guest speakers.


NC Museum of History
5 E. Edenton Street Raleigh NC Sunday April 28, 2013  2pm.

THE POWER AND POPULARITY OF MUSIC IN THE CIVIL WAR” Christian L. McWhirter, Assistant Editor for the Papers of Abraham Lincoln will speak from published and archival material from the National Archives. McWhirter analyzes the numerous ways music influenced popular culture in the years surrounding the war and discusses its deep meaning for both whites and blacks, South and North.