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Summer camps, June programs planned for history museum

Make plans now for June events at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.

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Sarah Lindenfeld Hall
The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh has some big plans for June, including its ninth annual African American Cultural Celebration.

The celebration will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 5 and will include crafts, entertainment and food in celebration of the state's African American heritage and culture. There will be musicians, steppers, craftspeople, hands-on activities and more. As always, the event is free.

The museum's regular drop-in programs for June will focus on Juneteenth, the holiday proclaiming the end of slavery in the United States. From noon to 4 p.m. June 12, kids and adults can drop in and make a woven paper basket and watch artists Jonathan Daniel and Bill Newman demonstrate weaving.

And be sure to pre-register for the museum's popular programs for kids.

Time for Tots: A Look at Lighthouses is from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. June 1 or June 8 for kids ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Kids will learn all about the state's lighthouses and make one to take home.

History Corner: Coastal Legends is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 2 for kids ages 5 to 9 with an adult. Kids will learn all about the coast. A short story and activity will accompany the lesson.

To register for Time for Tots and History Corner, call 919-807-7992. Both programs are free.

And there are still some available spaces in the museum's summer camps, which are suited for students who have completed kindergarten through eighth grade. For more information, call 919-807-7979, email emily.grant@ncdcr.gov, or check out the museum's website.

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