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North Carolina’s Executive Mansion, the “people’s house,” will open its historic doors again for the beloved annual Holiday Open House Dec. 7-9.

Visit the State Capitol Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1-3 p.m. to make a rustic outdoor decoration to feed the birds and squirrels on Capitol Square. While the historic Capitol is closed for repairs, we’re bringing holiday cheer outside instead.

 Celebrate the holiday season at the Governor’s Western Residence Holiday Open House, Dec. 9-10, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. The residence is located at 45 Patton Mountain Rd, Asheville.

There’s a holiday happening to suit every taste at venues of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Holiday train rides at the N.C. Transportation Museum, a “Christmas Flotilla” at the N.C.

Join Duke Homestead State Historic Site for one last day of baseball this season at the Durham Athletic Park. Two vintage baseball games will be played Nov. 11, beginning at 1 p.m.

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will honor North Carolina’s military history with a “Military Timeline,” Saturday, Nov. 11. Visitors will learn about the experiences of soldiers and support personnel from the past 450 years.

 The life and times of Gov. Richard Caswell will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Gov. Richard Caswell Memorial in Kinston, N.C.

Take a wagon ride around the historic Harper farm at Bentonville Battlefield’s annual fall festival on Oct. 28.

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will begin hosting an artisan farmer’s market on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning Oct. 17. Local farmers, crafters and artists, all with unique and delicious goods, will offer them for sale.

The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission is sponsoring a free African American Music Trails Festival Saturday, Oct.