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Tami Tyree will explore the African American "Great Migration" of the mid-20th century during the Tryon Palace's African American Lecture Series.

The North Carolina Zoo’s Corinne Kendall presents “Africa’s Greatest Killer? Understanding Human-Hippopotamus Conflict,” at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m.

Learn about Cemllias and Southern gardening with Timothy A. Minch Saturday, February 20.

Learn about 18th and 19th century slave narratives and their impact on the abolitionist movement during the February Lunch and Learn at the North Carolina History Center, held at noon Friday, Feb. 19.

Local storytellers and actors Mitch Capel and Sonny Kelly will pay homage to the Civil War's African American soldiers with "The Color of Courage," a free program held at the North Carolina History Center Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m.

The North Carolina Museum of Art hosts its second Art in Bloom, a four-day festival of art and flowers, April 7−10. The event features 56 floral masterpieces inspired by the NCMA’s permanent collection in addtion to master classes, presentations, family activities and more.

Learn about famed naturalist Charles Darwin, take a closer look at his theories and their impact on modern science, and meet some of the scientists who are continuing his work when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Darwin Day on Saturday, February 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free; donations welcome.

Doctors often work to cure our ills as if we are malfunctioning machines and they are teams of skilled mechanics. But the human body is not a machine — it is a bundle of living material that has been produced over millennia through evolution by natural selection.

From gold mining in Cabarrus County to freedom seekers joining a U.S. Navy Civil War blockade, Black History Month celebrations from the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) will reflect the wide array of experiences of African-Americans in the state and nation.