Upcoming This Month

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Special Exhibits at the Transportation Museum

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Museum Hours (See Description)

The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum features multiple ongoing exhibitions that focus on Fayetteville's unique role in the history of North Carolina and the U.S. For further information on any one of these exhibits, contact the museum. Ongoing exhibits currently include the following:



  • 10th Anniversary

  • Cumberland County Goes to War

  • Death and Remembrance: A Historical Perspective

  • Early Camp Bragg and Pope Army Airfield

  • Edward Evans

  • From State House to Statehood

  • Lafayette in Fayetteville

  • Local Law Enforcement

  • Modern Greece

  • Punitive Expedition

  • Railroading in Fayetteville


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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"200th Anniversary of the Fayetteville Observer" Exhibition

Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum
Museum Hours (See Description)

The Fayetteville Observer is North Carolina’s oldest newspaper still being published. It was first published as the Carolina Observer on June 20, 1816, and was later renamed the Fayetteville Observer. See a number of Observer cover pages in this special exhibit. All ages welcome. The exhibit opening will occur during Downtown Fayetteville's "4th Friday" program, on the evening of June 24.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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"Light and Time: Paintings by Rose Kennedy" Exhibition

Gallery 208, Up & Coming Weekly
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In partnership with the Givens Performing Arts Center and Visual Arts Alliance, Up & Coming Weekly's Gallery 208 presents the art exhibition Light and Time: Paintings by Rose Kennedy. An opening reception will be held on July 12, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., with refreshments and door prizes. Special Guest Author Shane Wilson will be giving a talk on his book, A Year Since the Rain, at the reception. The exhibit will then remain open to the public through September 30, 2016.


Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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"Parlor to Parlor: Funeral Traditions of the Cape Fear" Exhibition

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Museum Hours (See Description)

The Museum of the Cape Fear opens a new exhibit, Parlor to Parlor: Funeral Traditions of the Cape Fear, 1850 – 1950, examining funerary practices in late-19th/early-20th century North Carolina. A variety of artifacts will illustrate the diverse and changing practices of this era. Also, the 1897 Poe House will be dressed in mourning from May 6 through June 12 and again from October 4 through November 13. Parlor to Parlor is a joint production between the Museum of the Cape Fear and the North Carolina Museum of History, and will be on display through December 31, 2016.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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"Women in World War II" Exhibition

North Carolina Veterans Park
Visitor Center Hours (See Description)

Visit the park for a glimpse into the contributions of North Carolina's women during World War II. Thousands of women from all over the Old North State volunteered to serve and make a difference in the military branches and civilian service roles. Their efforts would help the war effort, as well as mark a turning point in the role of women in the military and society.


Visitor Center Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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"Task Force Ranger & the Battle of Mogadishu" Exhibition

Airborne & Special Operations Museum
Museum Hours (See Description)

This exhibit features a mock-up of a street in Mogadishu, information boards about the battle and actions taken by the U.S. Army's units there, displays of donated items used there from the soldiers involved in the battles, as well as artifacts recently recovered from Mogadishu. A video explains the missions in the words of the soldiers involved, from interviews with them.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; closed Mondays and federal holidays.

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"Death and Remembrance: A Historical Perspective" Exhibition

Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum
Museum Hours (See Description)

Explore the ways that individuals, families, and this community mourned loss in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit features mourning clothing and accessories, artifacts related to the funeral professionals of Fayetteville, and local historical cemetery secrets. This exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Museum of the Cape Fear. All ages welcome.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Fairy and Action-Figure Fort Fest

J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center
Event Times in Description

Miniature gardens are all the rage, and can be used as “forts” for everything from small dolls to trolls, fairies, animals, and action figures. The idea for this festival is for groups (or individuals) to attend some how-to workshops on Thursday, and then to spend time on Friday constructing their forts in the cool of the forest on the Clark Park trails. Saturday, the public can view the creations and hear from the different groups. Guests will vote on the best forts in several categories. Call to register yourself or your group for participation.


Thursday, August 25: Workshops from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Friday, August 26: Building from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Saturday, August 27: Public viewing from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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SWAE Night

Gallery 116th
8:00 p.m.

Gallery 116th hosts SWAE (Spoken Word and Art Exhibit) Night every fourth Thursday of the month, bringing together artists, poets, and the public. The night's activities include selling, exhibiting, and buying art; sharing and listening to poetry; networking with others; enjoying refreshments; and relaxing in a mature atmosphere.

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Naturalist Thursdays: Reptiles and Amphibians

Lake Rim Park
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Curious about nature? Increase your knowledge about a wide array of subjects during these ranger-led talks, occurring on the fourth Thursday of each month. August's talk is "Reptiles and Amphibians." Call to register. All ages welcome.

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