Have you gotten your Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball Ticket yet?
This year marks the 5th annual Historic Interpretations, Inc. Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, to be held on February 6th at the Parish Center of Cary from 7pm to 11pm. This is our only fundraiser opportunity to support our history education programs and each and every year it just keeps getting bigger and better!
Admission includes a sumptuous three-course meal inspired by traditional New Orleans recipes and unlimited drinks - including soda, wine and beer. This year we have brought back the Moore Square Dixielanders, in combination with DJ provided top 40 tunes. Event photography, door prizes, a costume contest, live performers, raffles and a silent auction will round out the evening's festivities!
VIP packages and tables are available, Early Bird rates are available until January 15th!
This year we have two special announcements, VIVO Masks from Italy, whom have donated a beautiful filagree mask to our raffle this year (pictured below), are giving you a deal on your Masquerade Mask! Use promo code MARDIGRASBALL2016 at checkout for 15% off your order. Plus the Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Cary will be doing a spirited dance performance for us!
The atmosphere was one of a kind, and there is nothing like this beautiful setting lit with only torches and candlelight. As the sun began to set you could see HI clad in their finest colonials reverencing one another for a lively dance. Inside our Tavern were games and feasting - a true Holiday delight. As the stars came out to shine, our singers serenaded patrons with carols from times long past. Inside the palace there was dancing and the docents and volunteers there did a wonderful job sharing a bit of theatrics and history with us. The evening ended with a wonderful black powder fireworks display.
We can't wait to go back next year!
Thank you to all the dedicated and talented volunteers that joined us.
The Maltese Bodkin
HiSTORYStage's presentation of The Maltese Bodkin, a radio play at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre has just completed it's amazing opening night and will continue its performances through Thursday 11/13- Sunday 11/16. The ensemble cast brings to life this thoroughly entertaining show with proceeds going to support military charities. Friday night's performance is complete with a USO dance! Tickets are sill available.
A comedy mystery with a Shakespearean twist. Times were tough for hard boiled detective Birnam Wood. He never asked to be in London. Especially in 1605. When his partner is murdered, Wood has to find the killer amid a vast cast of suspects that includes (among others) Viola, Richard III, Falstaff, Iago, Mercutio and a merchant from Venice. But the real solution to the mystery seems to be in discovering the secret behind a mysterious dagger known as the Maltese Bodkin.
April 11 & 12, Wendell, NC
Historic Interpretations thrives on its amazing volunteers... and collectively we have so much knowledge. For the first time the HI Board has organized a day and a half event, History Con, to highlight our educational mission and offer workshops, hands-on activities and a whole lot of fun to build the capacity of our volunteers and allow everyone the opportunity to network, connect, and learn from one another. What better way to get to know the HI Family.
In order to make this work we need to you REGISTER! Only the first 75 spots are available and we are more than half filled already!!! All we need is your name and a bit of information about you and your expectations for the event and we will send you the final workshop and activities agenda that you can customize in order to make the most of your History Con experience. And did we mention it's FREE!
We are supper excited for the Meet and Greet scheduled for Saturday evening. The food is provided and we even hope to have live music and dancing under the stars. Sunday will even include an Open Market to trade and sell costumes, garb and reenactment props and accessories.
The Learning Experiences planned provide a wide range for our volunteers, friends and family members: delve deep into creating a historical persona, or how you can serve HI as a Brownshirt Volunteer and learn more about CPR and First Aid. Interested in food? Brewing? We will have workshops on that too.
For more information, go tohttps://tackk.com/6jrczb. You will find registration information and expectations for the day. And please, give us feedback!!! We are looking for folks interested in leading workshops and of course we hope you all can attend in get to know Historic Interpretation's amazing family better!!
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