Programs by Date

August 24, 2019

Grant Event
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
Jarvisburg, NC

The Historic Jarvisburg Colored School will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary of placement on the National Register of Historic Places and the 150th anniversary of the deeded gift of land made by Mr. William Hunt Sr for the establishment of the school. Admission is free. Enjoy $10 chicken and fish dinners, 50/50 raffle, games, music, and a silent auction.

Saturday August 24, 2019
Celebration begins at 12:00 PM
Museum will be open 11:00-4:00

August 25, 2019

Grant Event
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 3:00pm
Gastonia, NC

Ishi: The Last of His Kind

Sunday, August 25 at 3 PM

Duke University anthropologist Orin Starn discusses the story of Ishi, the so-called “last wild Indian in North America” who hid out for decades in the California mountains until his capture in 1916. Learn about the challenges confronting Native American people in the face of invading pioneers, and the remarkable story of Ishi’s life in hiding and as the lone survivor of his Yahi tribe in modern San Francisco. 

August 27, 2019

Road Scholar Event
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 7:30pm
Haw River, NC

September 3, 2019

Road Scholar Event
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:30pm
Henderson, NC

September 6, 2019

Road Scholar Event
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 2:00pm
Burnsville, NC

September 7, 2019

Grant Event
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 3:00pm
Gastonia, NC

The Demise of Tonto

Saturday, September 7 at 3 PM

Cathy A. Smith, historian and an authority on authentic Native costume, clothing, and regalia shares stories of cultural heroes drawn from her experiences with Indigenous Peoples of the Plains. Her presentation highlights her vast experience and meticulous processes in authentically representing Native Americans throughout 20 years of motion pictures, including Dances with Wolves, Crazy Horse, and Son of the Morning Star.

September 8, 2019

Road Scholar Event
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 2:00pm
Mount Airy, NC

September 9, 2019

Road Scholar Event
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 6:30pm
Columbia, NC

September 10, 2019

Road Scholar Event
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 3:00pm
Lake Lure, NC
Grant Event
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:00pm
Charlotte, NC

All New South for the New Southerner programs will be hosted by retired Levine Museum historian Dr. Tom Hanchett. Each program is $20 for non-members (25% discount for members) and includes program, a Southern chicken dinner from Mert’s Heart and Soul, and a cash bar. Space is limited, reservations required. Purchase Tickets.


Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Distilling the South

September 14, 2019

Road Scholar Event
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:00am
Lillington, NC

September 16, 2019

Road Scholar Event
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Rockingham, NC

September 21, 2019

Road Scholar Event
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 2:00pm
Monroe, NC

October 2, 2019

Caldwell Award Event
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 6:00pm
Chapel Hill, NC

The North Carolina Humanities Council’s Board of Trustees has selected Jaki Shelton Green as the recipient of the 2019 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious honor. The Caldwell Award celebrates North Carolina's finest humanities champions.

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October 12, 2019

Grant Event
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:00am
Gastonia, NC

Catawba Indian Festival

Saturday, October 12 from 10 AM - 3 PM

Explore the culture and history of the Catawba Indians, one of the Carolina’s earliest indigenous peoples. Listen to traditional stories, feel the beat of a drum circle, step inside a Bark House, and try your hand at primitive skills. Join us and members of the Catawba Nation for singing, dancing, hands-on activities, crafts and more!

Ticket Information:

- Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

- $3 in addition to general museum admission

October 18, 2019

Grant Event
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Greenville, NC

Community Symposium “Urban Renewal and the North Carolina Landscape”
Keynote: Zena Howard
Location: Joyner Library, ECU
Call for Entries will be released by 2/15/19
Registration will begin in June 2019 via library.ecu.edu