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Commemorate Independence Day with a community reading of Frederick Douglass' famous speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July," at Horton Grove.

The Nasher Museum and Historic Stagville co-present an afternoon of tours for all ages, inspired by the exhibition Spirit in the Land. At 2 pm, Vivette Jeffries Logan and Justin Robinson will lead a commemorative and ecological guided walk at Horton Grove.

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson will be offering visitors the chance to experience a peaceful evening amongst the ruins of St. Philips Church as it is decorated in its holiday finest, with candlelight and greenery.
This FREE program will be held Friday, December 8th from 4pm-7pm, and allows for self guided exploration and meditation. Our visitor center and gift shop will remain open during the course of the evening to also allow a chance for a little holiday shopping.

The Mountain History & Culture Group presents an annual lecture that explores the history and culture of western North Carolina. This year's speaker, Dr. Luke Manget, will discuss the economic and environmental impact of root digging and herb gathering in Appalachia.

Has that jack-o-lantern on your front porch outlived his usefulness? Dispose of him in a unique and rather explosive way by implementing the same technology used to detonate Civil War era torpedoes!
$10 fee per pumpkin and BYOP (Bring your own pumpkin). It is free to watch, but YOU get to press the button to detonate if you bring your own! Pumpkins with minimal carving offer the best explosions, but we can work with all types.
Tickets can be purchased online in advance at our Square website.

Join us at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site on Saturday, October 21st for the return of Port Brunswick Day! Living historians will interpret what life was like in the lower Cape Fear in the fall of 1767.
This event is FREE. All ages are welcome.

Join the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum for a guided nature walk and handmade spectroscope crafts as we talk about nature, science, and the history of Palmer!

An event celebrating the historic trades and crafts that made Halifax, "the hub of the Roanoke".

A family-friendly Independence Day Celebration in the historic town of Halifax!

A living-history event depicting the 1781 battle of Halifax during the American revolution.