Observe Veterans Day in North Carolina with Art and History

Several state museums and historic sites are holding special military-related programs and offering discounts to military veterans in celebration of Veterans Day.
By: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
RALEIGH, N.C. - Nov. 6, 2014 - PRLog -- In recognition of the service of active duty military personnel and veterans in North Carolina, Tryon Palace in New Bern and the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will be open on Veterans Day and are offering promotions to active duty and military veterans on Nov. 11. The Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington will be open also.

Tryon Palace will offer free admission to active duty and veterans with military ID, and discounted admission for immediate family members. The restored home of Royal Governor William Tryon and other 18th century homes, along with the high-tech and interactive North Carolina History Center, will offer a great day of recreation.

The East Building of the N.C. Museum of Art is showing the special exhibition "Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries" and on Veterans Day will be open. Admission to "Small Treasures" will be free to veterans, active duty military and their families on Veterans Day. Public guided tours will be offered free at 11:30 a.m. on a first come, first serve basis, and a ticket to "Small Treasures" is required. Visitors should meet at the exhibition entrance to participate. The West Building will be closed.

The Battleship North Carolina will be open on Veterans Day at regular prices. When commissioned in April 1941 the USS North Carolina was considered the world's greatest sea weapon, and carried 144 commissioned officers and 2,195 enlisted men, including 100 Marines. The Battleship was engaged in every major offensive in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

All other state historic sites and museums will be closed on Veterans Day. For additional information, please call (919) 807-7389. Tryon Palace, the Battleship North Carolina and the N.C. Museum of Art are agencies within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources:

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NCDCR's mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state's history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state's communities. NCDCR's Divisions of State Archives, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina's rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR's State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for people who are blind and have physical disabilities.

NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state's creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

Fay Mitchell
Source:North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
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