Historic Interpretations, Inc volunteers are invited to join in educational meet-ups and trips, both locally and overnights, to get together, learn, and network. We have many of these opportunities throughout the year. Participants are expected to pay for their admission, meals, etc. though we try our best to get group rates when we can. We also encourage carpooling if you can!
February 20 | Revolutionary War Day, MEET UP - Hillsborough, NC This day commemorates the occupation of Hillsborough by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis and his 1,900-man army on Feb. 20, 1781. Join us for special tours on the Regulators Crisis or Revolutionary War sites in Hillsborough, military drills by Helyar's Company, 7th Regiment of Foot, art and craft demos, dancing, lectures and demonstrations by Occoneechi tribal chief John Blackfeather, book readings by novelist Suzanne Adair, and so much more. Free and family-friendly. 10am-4:30pm. Feel free to dress up!
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UPCOMING OVERNIGHTS | American Shakespeare Center Join HI volunteers in a one of a kind theatre experience. This recreation of the Globe Theatre in Staunton, VA is breathtaking. Plus the National Trust for Historic Preservation has declared Staunton a "Distinctive Destination".
MARCH 14th | American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA Recently named one of "Best Small Towns in America," Staunton is buzzing with arts and culture offerings. Enjoy a night of theater at the American Shakespeare Center, with the world's only authentic recreation of the Blackfriars Theater. Step back in time at the Frontier Culture Museum, an outdoor living history museum illustrating the daily lives of Shenandoah Valley's earliest settlers. Discover the life and legacy ofWoodrow Wilson at the only presidential library in Virginia. Its compact downtown features over one hundred unique shops, art galleries and restaurants. (Miss this trip... we are planning one for 2016... see below)
WHAT: Day trip OR overnight to Staunton, VA .... AND DON'T FORGET TO TELL US YOU ARE COMING! CLICK HERE
April 18th | Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games MEETUP Modern Scottish Festivals have their roots in the middle ages. Join us at this Meet-Up to enjoy hands-on Scottish Games, listen to Celtic Music, watch the meeting of the Clans, watch Bagpiping demonstrations and competitions, shopping, excellent food and fun. LEARN MORE WHAT: Day Trip Event to Huntersville, NC ORDER YOUR TICKETS .... AND DON'T FORGET TO TELL US YOU ARE COMING! CLICK HERE
April 25th | Bennett Place, Durham - 150th Anniversary of the End of the Civil War MEETUP Guest speakers, authors, and activities are scheduled for this reenactment the 150th anniversary of this important time in our history. LEARN MORE WHAT: Day Trip Event to Durham, NC AND DON'T FORGET TO TELL US YOU ARE COMING! CLICK HERE
"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times,” at the Biltmore Estates Designed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London, the exhibition features more than 40 costumes from the popular PBS Masterpiece series “Downton Abbey.” The clothing will be showcased in rooms throughout Biltmore House in groupings inspired by the fictional show and by real life at Biltmore, the grand Vanderbilt. WHAT: Tour the Biltmore Estates and Hopefully get a group rate on special tour (More information coming soon!) WHAT ELSE: Exploring the Gardens, Estate and Surrounding areas and touring the downtown area
June 13 | "175th Anniversary of the NC State Capitol” MEETUP Raleigh, NC Re-dedication ceremony, opening of the new museum exhibit, and guest lecturer, author Paul Knapp. Also, live music, demos, kid's activities, and more. FREE family-friendly event 11am - 4pm. Stay late for the Beer, BBQ, and Bluegrass event 5pm - 8pm; $22 for adults, $12 for kids AND DON'T FORGET TO TELL US YOU ARE COMING! CLICK HERE
June 13-14 | "30th Annual Occaneechi Powwow,” MEETUP Burlington, NC Intertribal dancing, music, food, arts and crafts, drumming, etc. Experience the culture and pageantry of the Occoneechi Band of the Saponi Nation's 30th Annual Pow wow, inhabiting North Carolina and Virginia since "pre-contact times." Family-friendly event. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. AND DON'T FORGET TO TELL US YOU ARE COMING! CLICK HERE
July 9-12 | "Grandfather Mountain Highland Games,” MEETUP Linville, NC Enjoy pipes, drums, Highlands games, dancing competitions, footraces, wrestling, Border Collies herding sheep, the brand new Scottish Cultural Village, and so much more in one of the most beautiful parts of the Appalachian Mountains. Come for one day or camp for the entire event.LEARN MOREAND DON'T FORGET TO TELL US YOU ARE COMING! CLICK HERE
October 24 | "Cèilidh in the Ayr,” MEETUP Ayr Mont in Hillsborough, NC The Cèilidh (pronounced Kay’-lee, Scottish Gaelic for "visit") at Ayr is a day of music and dancing to celebrate Ayr Mount’s Scottish history. Featuring performances by Wake & District Pipe Band, Belles On Strings, and Pete Campbell and The MacRowdie Cèilidh Band. Enjoy Scottish jigs, reels, and strathspeys, have some food from some of NC's famous food trucks, and dance the day away with us! Hosted by the beautiful grounds of Ayr Mont, a Federal-style plantation home built in 1815. Pipes and drums, dancing, beautiful landscapes and fall foliage - perfect way to spend an October day! $15 advance tix / $20 at the event; kids under 5 free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket LEARN MORE AND DON'T FORGET TO TELL US YOU ARE COMING! CLICK HERE
AND MORE COMING SOON ON THE FOLLLOWING: November | Candlelight Guided Tour at Moore's Creek Bridge, near Wilmington, NC
December | Victorian Holidays - Maymont, Richmond, VA