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Eight Things To Do On This Labor Day Weekend

Beaufort, NC
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Courtesy of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, here are eight ideas for the long weekend:

  1. Thursday: The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort will lead a kayak tour of the area.

  2. ThursdayMeet a duck decoy craftsman and see how he works at The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras.
  3. Friday: Browse the N.C. Museum of Art galleries after dark, with music by Peter Lamb and the Wolves.
    NC Museum of Art in the evening
    Credit TW Buckner / Flickr/Creative Commons
    Flickr/Creative Commons
    NC Museum of Art in the evening

  4. Saturday: Tryon Palace in New Bern reenacts the duel between political rivals John Stanly and Richard Dobbs Spaight.
  5. Saturday: Historic Stagville in Durham teaches visitors the cooking techniques that enslaved African Americans once used.
    Historic Stagville
    Credit Brenda Scott

  6. Saturday: Watch the award-winning drama 12 Years a Slave in the open-air at the N.C. Museum of Art.
  7. Saturday: Last chance to  check out the Bull City Summer exhibition at the N.C. Museum of Art.
    Wool E. Bull in black and white
    Credit Leah Sobsey and Tim Telkamp
    Wool E. Bull. Image was taken using a tintype camera.

  8. Monday: Tryon Palace in New Bern, Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo and the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington will all be open for business. (Most other museums are closed for the holiday.)

Look at the Department of Cultural Resources' calendar for a complete listing of weekend events.

Carol Jackson has been with WUNC since 2006. As Digital News Editor, she writes stories for, and helps reporters and hosts make digital versions of their radio stories. She is also responsible for sharing stories on social media. Previously, Carol spent eight years with WUNC's nationally syndicated show The Story with Dick Gordon, serving as Managing Editor and Interim Senior Producer.
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