In celebration of our 85th anniversary, the following North Carolina attractions will offer free attendance on June 23, 2018, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Please stop by and celebrate with us. 

NC Maritime Museum

  • Explore the newly expanded exhibit with artifacts from Blackbeard’s ship celebrating the notorious pirate’s 300th anniversary
  • Enjoy a special exhibit on the History of Surfing in North Carolina
  • Enter to win an exclusive copy of the book Surfing in NC, written by John Hairr and Benjamin Wunderly, along with items from the Our State Store
  • Visit the observation deck at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, where the rich maritime history of boatbuilding comes to life
  • Watch the construction of model boats by members of the Carolina Maritime Model Society, the only organization of its kind in North Carolina
  • Receive a 20 percent discount at the North Carolina Maritime Museum Store on this day only
  • Hungry for more? Dine in several chef-owned-and-managed award-winning restaurants, or eat outdoors with your own lunch at the Harborside Park deck overlooking Taylor’s Creek and Rachel Carson Reserve.
  • Complimentary copies of the June 2018 issue of Our State 

NC Maritime Museum
315 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
ncmaritimemuseums.com


Folk Art Center

  • Enjoy the Class of 2018 Haywood Community College’s Graduate Exhibition in the Main Gallery, featuring 18 different graduates in four different mediums including woodworking, metalworking, fiber, and clay
  • Enter to win items from the Our State Store and a $25 gift card to use at any Southern Highland Craft Guild location
  • See live artist demonstrations, including Maggie Jones with live wheel throwing and pottery-making, as well as Jay Pfeil with copper etching and printmaking
  • Visit the Focus Gallery on Fluidity and Geometrics featuring five local artists
  • Complimentary copies of the June 2018 issue of Our State 

Folk Art Center
382 Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805
southernhighlandguild.org


NC Museum of Natural Sciences

  • Enjoy buy one, get one free tickets to the Mazes & Brain Games
  • Receive 25 percent off your entire purchase in all three of the Museum stores
  • Enter to win items from the Our State Store and a free family membership to the Museum
  • Complimentary copies of the June 2018 issue of Our State 

NC Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
naturalsciences.org

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