Family Fun at Museum
The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex will showcase the art of family fun on July 10, from 11 to 4 pm as part of the Department of Cultural Resources' free program "2nd Saturdays."
Sponsored by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, 2nd Saturdays continues at 37 state historic sites and museums on July 10. Statewide, more than 200 artists are participating in July. For a complete schedule of events, go to www.ncculture.com.
"The 2nd Saturdays program helps folks make a little family history of their own as they travel, whether it is for 'staycations,' 'tank-of-gas-or-less trips,' or a longer vacation," said Leisa Greathouse, education curator. "We are proud to be at the intersection of fine North Carolina artists and our rich heritage."
The July 10th 2nd Saturdays program offers the Museum of the Cape Fear a unique opportunity to showcase "Celebrate N.C. Face and Places," as they will pair up with photographers (and other artists) for the theme "Photography: The Snapshot of Our Lives."
At 2 p.m., photo conservator Eleonore Aarsen will provide a presentation on how to keep old family photographs healthy. She will share with visitors what they can do at home to preserve some of these family treasures. Other artists include photographers Jonathan Starling and Elle Putnam, African prints by Quancidine Gribble, the Cape Fear Basket Weavers Guild, Two Dog Apiary (beekeepers), and author Beverly Heyde, who will be selling her book, "Bend in the Road," a historical novel about Cross Creek.
The program was begun in order to highlight North Carolina culture and history, and at the same time generate sales opportunities for artists such as potters, weavers, photographers, painters, metalworkers, papermakers, jewelers and musicians. Farmers and growers of value-added products such as honey, soy candles, cheeses and herbs are welcome as well.
Partners in 2nd Saturdays include Our State magazine, Time Warner Cable/News 14, the Division of Tourism within the N.C. Department of Commerce, the N.C. Cooperative Extension, and the Tourism Extension Program in N.C. State University's Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management program, with grant support from the Golden LEAF Foundation.
The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, located on the corner of Bradford and Arsenal avenues in Fayetteville, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call (910) 486-1330.
More information about the museum can be found at www.museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov.
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