An Our State Playlist: Mighty MerleFest 2024

Our curated Spotify playlist features a selection of the talented artists that are performing at this year’s famous festival.
Mural of Halifax Resolves in downtown Halifax

Halifax Resolves

In the April 1776, months before founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, a group of visionaries gathered on a hill outside of Halifax as the first to formally urge the colonies to declare their independence from British rule.

Heber Guthrie in the lightkeeper uniform of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Heber Guthrie

Born on Harkers Island and the great-grandson of a lightkeeper, Heber Guthrie now dons the visage of former lightkeepers to inspire a sense of Down East pride in younger generations.

The Richmond Temperance and Literary Society

In Wagram, a circa-1860 red-brick hall offers a revealing glimpse into the lives of Scottish immigrants who answered a higher calling.
Cartoon of a shipwreck on the ocean floor

Washed Ashore

Shark teeth, ancient ship wrecks, deadly jellyfish, and … spaceship debris? Keep an eye out when roaming our beaches — you never know what surprises are lying at the water’s edge.