Marcie Gordon, Director, Community Engagement and Marketing
North Carolina Museum of History
MEDIA ALERT: Join us this Saturday for the 27th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of History
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WHAT: 27th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration in person at the North Carolina Museum of History
WHEN: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
WHERE: North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh
DETAILS: The 27th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration is happening in person this Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the first time in three years, the celebration will bring together members of all eight state-recognized tribes to share demonstrations, presentations, and performances that highlight the traditional and contemporary artistic, scientific, historical, and cultural contributions of American Indians in North Carolina.
Kerry Bird, director of the North Carolina American Indian Heritage Commission, and Quinn Godwin, associate director of the North Carolina American Indian Heritage Commission, will be available for interviews during the festival.
About the NC Museum of History
The North Carolina Museum of History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, fosters a passion for North Carolina history. This museum collects and preserves artifacts of state history and educates the public on the history of the state and the nation through exhibits and educational programs. Admission is free. In 2019 more than 465,000 people visited the museum to see some of the 150,000 artifacts in the museum collection. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
About the Smithsonian Affiliations Network
Since 2006, the North Carolina Museum of History has been a Smithsonian Affiliate, part of a select group of museums and cultural, educational, and arts organizations that share Smithsonian resources with the nation. The Smithsonian Affiliations network is a national outreach program that develops long-term collaborative partnerships with museums and other educational and cultural organizations to enrich communities with Smithsonian resources. More information is available at affiliations.si.edu.
About the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of North Carolina. NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries, and natural assets in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums, and Jennette’s Pier, as well as 39 state parks and recreation areas, the North Carolina Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported symphonic orchestra, the State Library of North Carolina, the State Archives of North Carolina, the North Carolina Arts Council, the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, and the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology, along with the state Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, call 919-814-6800 or visit DNCR.nc.gov.