Independence Day celebrations
Joel Lane Museum House will hold its 23rd annual historic Independence Day open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 4, at 160 S. Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh.
Admission is free, though donations will be taken.
The event will include historical reenactments and craft activities.
Visit JoelLane.org for more information.
North Regional Library events
North Regional Library hosts events each month. Unless otherwise noted, the sessions are free. North Regional Library is located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.
6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15: Learn the legal aspects of starting a business with SCORE of Raleigh.
Cameron Village Library events
Cameron Village Library hosts events each month. Unless otherwise noted, the sessions are free. Cameron Village Library is located at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.
6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 22: Create an internet marketing plan for your small business with SCORE of Raleigh. Registration is requested.
Museum of History events
The North Carolina Museum of History hosts educational events year-round for all ages. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.
10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, July 1 and 8: Time for Tots: Look at Lighthouses will give children ages 3-5 (with adult) a chance to learn about North Carolina’s lighthouses, and make their own beacon of light to take home. $1 per child. Call to register.
10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2: History Corner: Beat the Heat! will allow children ages 6-9 (with adult) to discover old-fashioned ways to beat the heat. $1 per child. Call to register.
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 2: History Hunters: Hot Enough for Ya? will investigate summers before electricity for ages 10-13. $1 per child.
10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31: Storytime in the Gallery will feature a guided tour of a museum gallery and a history-related story.
Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 9: History à la Carte will feature Christ Jordan, director of education and programming at New Winston Museum. Jordan will briefly outline the events and key characters that led to the creation of Forsyth County, the establishment of Winston in Salem’s backyard, and the six decades of enormous growth prior to official consolidation in 1913. Bring your lunch, beverages provided.
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12: Andy Sterlen will work on an 18th-century gentleman’s coat during Artist at Work.
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 26: Pirates, Ahoy! will let children ages 5-8 (with adult) hear tales about Blackbeard and other seafarers and make crafts. $10 per child, $8 for museum members.
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26: Join the museum’s garden staff for an informal tour of the “History of the Harvest” exhibit along Bicentennial Plaza. Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.