Celebrate Women’s History Month at State Historic Sites and Museums

Published 7:29 pm Monday, March 5, 2018

RALEIGH — The significant roles and contributions of women in North Carolina are being recognized at venues of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources during Women’s History Month. Take this opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the accomplishments and activities of women in the state.

March 2.  Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo. Light and Air: The Photography of Bayard Wooten. The pioneering female photographer and artist from New Bern captured the lifestyle of rural communities of North Carolina. The divorced mother used photography to supplement her income starting in 1904. Her work is still displayed and renowned today. Runs through May 31. Free.

March 6. Somerset Place, Creswell. The Women of Somerset Place ToursExamines the roles of women, black and white, enslaved and free, in the development and maintenance of the self-sustaining 100,000 acre Somerset Place as a plantation. Tuesday, March 6 – Saturday, March 10. 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. $3.

March 9. Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth CityNorth Carolina Women Making History exhibit opens. The ordinary lives of extraordinary women will be examined in a 12- panel wall exhibit that covers 400 years, examining textile workers, Edenton tea party participants, Harriet Jacobs, Charlotte Hawkins Brown and other notable women. Runs through June 30.

Through March. Historic Edenton. Harriet Jacobs Walking Tour. Tuesdays through Thursdays only. The amazing tale of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born into slavery in Edenton, who escaped to become a well-known abolitionist and author as documented in her 1861 autobiography, “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” This tour will be presented to scheduled school groups only.

For additional information, please call (919) 807-7389. The Divisions of State Historic Sites and State History Museums are within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.