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The First Gulf War: The War to Free Kuwait Exhibit

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Museum Hours in Description

The First Gulf War: The War to Free Kuwait is a new exhibit that has been traveling across the state and will settle at the Museum of the Cape Fear for three months. The exhibit features eight informational panels, filled with photographs, recounting the conflict that began when dictator Saddam Hussein attacked Kuwait. On the panels, visitors will see highlights from Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, weapons of the Gulf War, and the liberation of Kuwait. The government of the State of Kuwait funded the exhibit to honor the 75,000 men and women, and their units, stationed in North Carolina, who served and sacrificed to liberate Kuwait.


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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Sep

The First Gulf War: The War to Free Kuwait Exhibit

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Museum Hours in Description

The First Gulf War: The War to Free Kuwait is a new exhibit that has been traveling across the state and will settle at the Museum of the Cape Fear for three months. The exhibit features eight informational panels, filled with photographs, recounting the conflict that began when dictator Saddam Hussein attacked Kuwait. On the panels, visitors will see highlights from Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, weapons of the Gulf War, and the liberation of Kuwait. The government of the State of Kuwait funded the exhibit to honor the 75,000 men and women, and their units, stationed in North Carolina, who served and sacrificed to liberate Kuwait.


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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WWI Centennial Commemoration

Headquarters Library, Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center
Event Times in Description

The Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center is offering five months of programs and exhibits to commemorate the centennial of World War I. Programs feature a range of topics and perspectives, and are presented by local and regional experts. From September 1 through November 30, the library is also presenting a Cumberland County WWI veteran memorial wall, as well as an exhibit focused on North Carolina during WWI. The Local & State History Room will also host a national travelling WWI-themed exhibit, October 1 - 24.



  • "The US Enters the Great War" by Dr. Stanley Sandler - Thursday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. 

  • "Fayetteville and WWI" (with a tour of FILI Museum) by Bruce Daws - Thursday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m.

  • "North Carolina's Women 'Do Their Bit'" by Dr. Angela Robbins - Thursday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m.

  • "WWI-Era Popular and Patriotic Songs" by Cross Creek Chordsmen vocal group - Sunday, October 1, at 2:30 p.m.

  • "WWI and America: Thoughts from Then and Now" by Dr. Angela Robbins and members of Sweet Tea Shakespeare dramatic troupe - Thursday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m.

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9/11 Heroes Pub Run/Walk

Fleet Feet Sports Runners Spot
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join the Runners Spot as they honor those who lost their lives during the 9/11 terror attacks and the service and sacrifice of first responders and service members. The runners/walkers will gather at 6:15 p.m. with Wear Blue to Remember to hold a circle of remembrance and a moment of silence. This is a 2-mile run/walk, with stops at Huske Hardware and Latitude 35 for drinks. Complete Nutrition will be present with samples and giveaways, as well. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome, as well as pets and strollers. Wear your patriotic outfits. Visit the event Facebook page for more details.

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10th Annual Lafayette Birthday Celebration

Downtown Fayetteville - Multiple Venues
Event Times in Description

The City of Fayetteville, North Carolina, will celebrate the birth of its namesake, the Marquis de LaFayette the weekend after Labor Day. Festivities include the Festival of Yesteryear at the Museum of the Cape Fear, a concert of French music, a guided tour of sites visited by Lafayette, a French wine-tasting, and a birthday cake and ice cream party. Visit the event website for more information on the full weekend itinerary and on how to purchase tickets to a couple of the signature events.


Event Times: Friday, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Festival of Yesteryear

Arsenal Park, Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy living history focusing on the Colonial and Revolutionary War time periods, with reenactors showcasing daily life. This event features the Tryon Palace Fife and Drum Corps, African music and dance, a Blackbeard puppet show, a naval stores demonstration, and much more. The event partners with the annual Lafayette Birthday Celebration, and the birthday-cake cutting, served with ice cream, will be held in the park during the festival. The day also includes military small-arms and artillery-firing demonstrations, fun crafts and activities, and more.

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5K Bridge Run for the Troops

Spring Lake Recreation Center, Town of Spring Lake
Registration at 7:00 a.m.; Opening Ceremonies at 8:00 a.m.; Race at 8:30 a.m.

The USO of North Carolina Fort Bragg/Fayetteville is hosting the 5K Bridge Run for the Troops and celebrating all things military. Race day begins and ends at the Spring Lake Recreation Center, where there will also be a USO NC Mobile Center, a Children's Agility Course, and fun and games for the whole family. This USATF-certified 5K course will traverse the new Poe Street bridge, which crosses over Highway 87. Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome; pets are not permitted. Visit the event website to pre-register and to learn more details.

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Renaissance Faire

Smith Lake Recreation Area
Event Times TBD

Enjoy Fort Bragg's annual Renaissance Faire -- an Elizabethan-themed festival featuring jousting, unicorn rides, period musicians, living history exhibits, renaissance dance, belly-dance shows, period-inspired games and activities, food and merchants. Visit the event website for a map and full schedule of the events. Open to the public.

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WWI Centennial Commemoration

Headquarters Library, Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center
Event Times in Description

The Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center is offering five months of programs and exhibits to commemorate the centennial of World War I. Programs feature a range of topics and perspectives, and are presented by local and regional experts. From September 1 through November 30, the library is also presenting a Cumberland County WWI veteran memorial wall, as well as an exhibit focused on North Carolina during WWI. The Local & State History Room will also host a national travelling WWI-themed exhibit, October 1 - 24.



  • "The US Enters the Great War" by Dr. Stanley Sandler - Thursday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. 

  • "Fayetteville and WWI" (with a tour of FILI Museum) by Bruce Daws - Thursday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m.

  • "North Carolina's Women 'Do Their Bit'" by Dr. Angela Robbins - Thursday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m.

  • "WWI-Era Popular and Patriotic Songs" by Cross Creek Chordsmen vocal group - Sunday, October 1, at 2:30 p.m.

  • "WWI and America: Thoughts from Then and Now" by Dr. Angela Robbins and members of Sweet Tea Shakespeare dramatic troupe - Thursday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m.

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North Carolina in the Great War: A Centennial Commemoration Exhibit

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Museum Hours in Description

Nearly 61,000 North Carolinians were drafted in 1917 and 1918 for a world war that had begun several years earlier. During this centennial commemoration of World War I, a ten-panel exhibit, accompanied by many artifacts, remembers 2,375 lives lost, and more than 200 medal recipients from the Tar Heel state.


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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