Maybe it’s been years since you last solved an algebra equation or wrote an essay, but learning never stops, no matter your age. Expand your knowledge on a “field trip” to these eight destinations across the state. And don’t worry — you won’t be graded!
From UNC Chapel Hill’s Wilson Library — housing what’s believed to be the largest library collection in the country devoted to a single state — to personal troves of duck decoys, pottery pieces, trains, tractors, and more: Meet the passionate collectors who curate the past and present, the serious and curious, the tangible items that tell the story of life in North Carolina.
You may have visited this iconic peak, but have you looked beyond the bridge? On your next visit, learn about the park’s history and its fascinating flora and fauna — and spot black bears and soaring hawks — as you take in the views.
A young woman and her mom started a school bus renovation business in Alamance County that pays homage to her late brother’s carefree spirit. Together, they transform old buses into tiny homes on wheels, encouraging people to live simply and cherish every moment.
A former general store in the heart of Davidson has always been a community hub. Since it transitioned to a bookstore more than 30 years ago, the historic building has continued to provide a space for people to listen and learn.
On September 11, 1974, Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 went down near Charlotte, becoming one of the worst plane crashes in state history. Colette Watson, then a 26-year-old flight attendant, told writer Philip Gerard her account of the accident and its aftermath.