North Carolina History Quiz Bowl -- Off-site event
Co-sponsored by the Lee County Library
May 17, 6:30 pm
How much do you know about North Carolina history? Would you like to test your knowledge against others? The Museum of the Cape Fear and the Lee County Library are once again co-sponsoring a North Carolina History Bowl. Contestants take turns answering questions in a round-robin-type of competition. Prizes are awarded for the top finishers. To register, call the Lee County Library: (919) 718-4665.
Note: This event takes place at the First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave., Sanford, NC 27330, beside the Lee County Library.
Soldier's Heart: The Birth of PTSD in the Civil War
May 22, 2:00 pm
After years of studying Civil War soldiers, Jacob Da Costa published a report in 1871 about what he termed as the “soldier’s heart.” Over the next 70 years, “soldier’s heart” would morph into “effort syndrome,” “neurocirculatory asthenia,” and “shell-shock” in World War I and “battle-fatigue” and “anxiety neurosis” of World War II. Today it is part of the broader entity we know as post-traumatic stress disorder--PTSD. Dr. Matthew Farina will talk about the early recognition of DaCosta’s Syndrome from the Civil War to America’s entry into World War I. FREE
Photo of Jacob Da Costa, circa 1880
Merchant of Venice
presented by Sweet Tea Shakespeare
Thurs.-Sun., June 9-12 & 16-19
Merchant of Venice can be described as a convoluted carnival of love and loyalty. Business becomes personal when, to help a friend find love, a local merchant becomes wrapped up in a debt he can’t repay. The story behind one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays” follows friends, lovers and enemies as they pursue freedom, revenge and justice. Mortal enemies cause a clash of cultures in Venice and young lovers must choose between friends and family in Belmont. Will love and mercy triumph over hate and revenge? Ticket prices are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and military, $6 for students and children, and free for 5 years old and younger. BRING YOU OWN SEATING! For ticket reservations and more information, go to www.sweatteashakespeare.com.
Summer History Camp
June 20-24, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm daily
The summer history camp is a week-long emersion into history for children ages 9-12. Cost is $25. However, fully funded scholarships are offered and applications are accepted from April 1-30. General registration opens May 1. For a scholarship application or more information, please call Leisa Greathouse at 910-486-1330 or email email@example.com. This year's theme is "Discovering American in 2016."
Campers engage in several activities such as learning about how America got its name; voting in a mock election; a puzzle relay; Ham Radio operators will connect us with others so they can discover other areas and people from around the country, and much more. Registration must take place in person. Please bring proof of the child's age, such as a birth certificate. If registering after May 1, please make checks payable to MCFHC Foundation, Inc. Cash is also welcome. (We cannot accept credit or debit cards.)