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Bryce Lane, a three-time Emmy Award winning television personality, will begin Tryon Palace's 2016 garden lecture series Saturday, Jan. 16.

September will bring programs for all ages at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The month begins with three children’s programs on topics ranging from string-band music to whirligigs.

East Carolina University assistant professor of history Dr. Kennetta Hammond Perry will explore the role played by African Americans in the early Civil Rights movement during World War I with a free lecture held at the North Carolina History Center Saturday, Aug. 8, from 2-3 p.m.

In the 1970s, when most movies were made in Hollywood, Earl Owensby decided to build a studio — and create his own independent movies — in North Carolina. Earl Owensby Studios, in Shelby, opened in 1973 and proved that feature films could be produced east of California. In addition to directing and producing, Owensby played leading roles in several of his movies, such as “Death Driver” and “Living Legend: The King of Rock and Roll.”

Outer Banks historian, author and public speaker James Charlet will give a free lecture about the forgotten heroes of the United States Life-Saving Service at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center from 1-2 p.m., Saturday, July 18.

Francisco de Miranda, the Spanish explorer and father of Venezuelan independence, will be the subject of Tryon Palace’s July Lunch and Learn lecture held at noon Friday, July 17, at the North Carolina History Center. 

On Saturday, August 1, at 2 p.m. the Museum of the Cape Fear will host four authors who collaborated on the book, The Brightest Day: A Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology. They will hold a panel discussion about the observance of Juneteenth. Juneteenth has been celebrated as the final emancipation for all slaves after the Civil War.

Special guests ranging from Earl Owensby, a Tar Heel film legend, to Tyrone Jefferson, who served several stints as music director for entertainer James Brown, will present August programs at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.

Tryon Palace research historian Siobhan Fitzpatrick will explore the early history of Tryon Palace and New Bern during a Lunch and Learn lecture held at the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern on Friday, June 19. The lecture, entitled “The History of Tryon Palace,” will begin at noon.

Take advantage of July programs for all ages at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Plan an evening out on Friday, July 3, to see the blockbuster exhibit Starring North Carolina! about the state’s film industry. In fact, the exhibit, which runs through Monday, Sept.