Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Free Family Event July 14 at the President James K. Polk State Historic Site

The President James K. Polk State Historic Site will showcase the art
of free family fun on July 14 in the second of the three-part popular
summer program "2nd Saturdays."

The theme for July 14 at The President James K. Polk State Historic
Site in Pineville, NC is "Breaking the Mold: Mixed Media Creations."
This program will focus on the process of creating utilitarian and
decorative objects from wood, metal, and clay. Visitors will watch a
blacksmith demonstration, learn about the art of woodworking, and meet
with local potters. The craft area will give visitors an opportunity
to try their hand at creating their own pottery. We also will have
local artists on hand to sell their work. The event is from 10:00 am
to 4:00 pm.

"2nd Saturdays helps folks make a little family history of their own
as they travel, whether it is for 'staycations,' 'quick trips' or a
longer vacation," said Site Manager Scott Warren. "We are proud to
share genuine North Carolina experiences along with a great get-away."

Summer travel again is expected to remain strong, and summer has been
the most traveled season in North Carolina. As many as 45 percent of
travelers in the state include culture and heritage when they travel.
Visitors seeking the rural, historic, or cultural experience will find
it at 2nd Saturdays.

Sponsored by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the 2nd
Saturdays series takes place at 37 State Historic Sites and museums on
the second Saturday of the summer months. The more than 100 events
across the state bring together history and authentic North Carolina
culture. Each site will have its own stylized theme. For a
completeschedule of events, go towww.ncculture.com. For information
call (919) 807-7389.

About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19
million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums,
two art museums, the nation's first state-supported Symphony
Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State
Archives. Cultural Resources champions North Carolina's creative
industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and
contributes more than $41 billion to the state's economy.