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Chatham Rabbits
Chatham Rabbits perform inside artist Heather Hart’s site-specific work for the Museum Park, "Southern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off." "Southern Oracle" is guest curated by Teka Selman, an independent curator based in Durham, N.C., and generously supported by the Hartfield Foundation and Libby and Lee Buck.
Science Cafe: Toxic Chemicals and Human Health
Many per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are used to make oil-, stain- and water-repellent surfaces for products such as carpeting, clothing and cookware. However, as a result of their production and use, PFAS are being found in air, food, soil and water as well as the bodies of wildlife and humans. Is it possible to measure how much PFAS there are in North Carolina? Where do we start and what do we measure? Once PFAS are in our bodies, what can they do to our health? In this presentation, scientists from Duke University and East Carolina University will talk about how their work and the work of other scientists in the state is helping to answer these questions.
A visit from "Muddy" the Mudcat
Muddy the Mudcat stopped by the North Carolina Museum of History on Tuesday, June 11 to visit with some of the guests at the museum. Muddy got to dance and take pictures with several of the visitors at the museum during his visit. Thanks, Carolina Mudcats for stopping by!
"New Zealand: A Garden Paradise"
Presented by Mark Weathington, Director
The JC Raulston Arboretum led a trip to escape winter in New Zealand where it was summer. Participants discovered firsthand the rich culture and sheer beauty of this isolated island paradise. They cruised Auckland 's spectacular bay; visited gushing geysers; relaxed in hot springs; and learned about Maori history, music and dance in Rotorua. They visited the capital Wellington where they visited the excellent Te Papa Museum and stunning Wellington Botanical Gardens. Afterward, they flew south to Christchurch to board the TranzAlpine Express. They rode the rails to Arthur 's Pass and continued on to Franz Josef town and Queenstown for a spectacular cruise on Milford Sound. Join Mark as shares the sights of this amazing garden adventure with all of us that weren't able to escape Raleigh this winter.
Robbie Phillips for Diva 2019!
Robbie Phillips is a candidate for RLT's Divas competition in 2019. Learn more about the show & get tickets here ( and support Robbie's Divas campaign here (

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