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The Twelfth State: North Carolina Ratifies the Constitution

On Saturday, November 22 in the Pate Room of the Cumberland County Public Library in Fayetteville, the Museum of the Cape Fear, one of seven museums within the Division of State History Museums, will sponsor and present a half-day mini-symposium from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, celebrating the 225th anniversary of North Carolina’s ratification of the United States Constitution by examining the two major events leading to the ratification, as well as providing social context of North

Lectures By Dr. Engel - The Wizardry of Oz

Dr. Elliot Engel, a frequent guest lecturer at Davie County Public Library, is a scholar, performer, and storyteller whose infectious enthusiasm and radiant wit create an imaginative and delightful presentation. Using anecdotes, analysis, and large doses of humor, he gives new insights into the backgrounds, lives, and accomplishments of the great masters of literature, culture, and fine arts.

The War of 1812 and the Backcountry

Lectures on what's often called America's forgotten war. The nation's foremost expert on the War of 1812, Donald Hickey of Wayne State College, will speak on the myths of the War of 1812. Gary Freeze from Catawba College, will discuss the role of local militia in the war. Howard Kittell, superintendent of The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's Nashville home, will comment on the past and present of the historic site.

The Genuine South: A Discussion of Authenticity in Southern Music

What do a folkie from Seattle, a California punk, and an oyster aficionado know about Southern music?

It’s a question that spurs many others: What is Southern music? Who’s allowed to talk about it? Who’s allowed to make it? M.C. Taylor, Alice Gerrard, and Bernie Herman will delve into these questions and more on Saturday, April 5th at UNC’s Gerrard Hall in a discussion we’re calling “The Genuine South”.

20th Century Women Leaders - Film and Discussion Series

20th Century Women Leaders: Catalysts for Change

Cultural Awareness Fair

5th Event for CCT’s 35th Anniversary Celebrations
Saturday, March 22, 2014
11:00am - 5:00 pm
Tillery Community Center 321 Community Center Rd Tillery NC 27887

Music, Food, Arts & Crafts, Speakers
11:30am - Documentary Film - Children Go Where I Send You
(The Story of Rosenwald Schools in Hertford County)
Discussion Leader Caroline Stephenson of Barn Films, LLC (invited)
William Goldsmith, PhD Candidate at Duke University
1:00pm - Musical Guests & Keynote Speakers

Look Homeward Angel: Memory, Imagination and the Worlds We Share

Dr. Charles Russell will be discussing the prominent roles of memory and imagination in Outsider Art. Dr. Russell is Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies at Rutgers University, Newark, where he was Director of American Studies and Associate Director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience. He is author to several publications on self-taught and outsider artists, including most recently: Groundwaters:A Century of Art by Self-Taught and Outsider Artists (2011).

Select Collection | Prints of Romare Bearden

About Select Collection at Greenhill
Select Collection (April 15 - June 22, 2014) is an exhibition and art sale at Greenhill
celebrating one collector and his extraordinary collection of Romare Bearden
etchings, screenprints, lithographs, bon à tires, drawing and collage. On display will
be over 40 of his works with 83 works available for sale. Romare Bearden was a
seminal African American artist and is recognized as one of America’s most
important 20th century artists.

Envisioning America: The Illustrative Art of N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell

Joyce Schiller, curator of the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at the Norman Rockwell Museum, will compare and contrast the work of Rockwell and Wyeth in two paintings: Rockwell’s The Tattoo Artist (1944), and Wyeth’s Vision of New York (1926).

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