September 13 Astronomy Night. View the Planet Uranus at its closest approach to Earth for the year. Binoculars and telescopes encouraged. Site telescope will be available. Registration required. To register call 910-439-6802.
September 18-19 Pow-WOW! Learn about the American Indian culture through singing, dancing, and drumming. Craft and food vendors available. Scheduled groups only. Fee charged: $3 per person. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information or to schedule a group call 910-439-6802.
September 20 Town Creek Heritage Festival. Annual event with “Pow Wow” atmosphere including singing, dancing, drumming, craft and food vendors. Fee charged. $4-adults, $1-ages 4-12, 3 and under free. 12-5 p.m.
October 7-10 Eastern Woodlands Program (scheduled groups only). Participants will witness open hearth cooking, see reproduction tools and clothing and learn what life was like in North Carolina during the Woodland Period (1000 B.C-.1200 A.D.). Fee charged: $3 per participant; groups must register in advance. To register call 910-439-6802.
October 11 Eastern Woodlands Day. Open to the general public. Visitors will witness open hearth cooking, flint knapping, arrow manufacture, pottery and cordage demonstrations, and hear American Indian stories/legends. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Donations welcome.
October 25 Astronomy Night. Come view the stars at one of the last great dark sky sites in the Piedmont. Binoculars and telescopes encouraged. Site telescope will be available. Registration required. To register call 910-439-6802.
November 1 Native American Heritage Month. Movie: “Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy.” This movie recounts America’s darkest period: Jackson’s Indian Removal Act and the forced relocation of the Cherokee Nation to the Indian Territory in 1838. Special viewing in museum auditorium. 4-6 p.m.
November 15 Astronomy Night. Leonid Meteor Shower. Enjoy an exciting pre-show of this annual meteor event. Binoculars and telescopes encouraged. Site telescope will be available. Registration required. To register call 910-439-6802.
December 13 Astronomy Night. Geminid Meteor Shower. Bring a chair or blanket and relax as we watch the light show from above. Learn about the constellation Gemini and meteor showers. Registration required. To register call 910-439-6802.
December 20 Christmas for the Birds. Come feed the bird population at Town Creek Indian Mound. Participants will create homemade pinecone bird feeders and help us decorate the trees along the entrance with these festive “ornaments.” Donations welcome.