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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Calendar of Events


Sense and Sensibility

presented by Sweet Tea Shakespeare

April 21-24 & April 28-May 1, pre-show starts at 6:45 pm, performance begins at 7:30 pm

Experience Jane Austen’s story of Sense and Sensibility in a new adaptation by Sweet Tea Shakespeare Assistant Artistic Director and Master of Education, Jessica Osnoe. Sense and Sensibility follows the Dashwood sisters as they take up residence in a distant relative’s cottage and fall in and out of love, encounter heartbreak, and breathe in romance. Sense and Sensibility is part of our Honey series, an initiative to provide high-quality opportunities for women actors and voices in the community. 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  


May Day Fete

Sun. May 1, 1:00-4:00 pm

Wear your Sunday best and join us for a spring May Day celebration on the grounds of the 1897 Poe House Sunday. The event will feature a traditional May Pole with English country dancing and songs culminating with the crowning of our own May Day Queen. Learn about May Day customs such as going “a-Maying” and more! FREE


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 Nathan at 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

image of Dr Jacob Da Costa

Photo of  Jacob Da Costa, circa 1880 



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 leisa.greathouse@ncdcr.gov. 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.)

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