The N.C. History Museum kicks off the completion of its largest exhibit ever, The Story of North Carolina, with its Celebrate N.C. History Festival tomorrow from 11 to 4 in Bicentennial Plaza.
This is the completion of the exhibit which opened with Part one in April. Part two leads museum-goers through the antebellum era, the Civil War, the rise of industry, the Great Depression, the two World Wars, and the Civil Rights movement. It contains artifacts, such as the state’s fourth-oldest house, which was built in 1742 in Pitt County, objects recovered from the shipwreck of Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge; uniforms and weapons from the Civil War and two World Wars; and agricultural tools and equipment. It includes several hands-on displays that show you what if felt like to work in a cotton mill or what a lunch-counter sit-in looked like.
Saturday's festival will include music, food, stories, and of course, 20,000 square feet of history.