If you’ve got a really common last name, you might wish you had something a bit more unique and special, while those that do have a surname outside of the ordinary probably wish they had a name that other people could actually spell right. So, there’s upsides and downsides to any kind of last names, but do you know what the most common last name in your country is? How about in other countries around the world?
The chances are, if you’re from an English-speaking country, that one
It’s the season to be jolly, so jingle over to the North Carolina Museum of History for our holiday offerings! Soak in the seasonal sights and sounds with fun programs and free exhibits for the young and young at heart.
Read on for all our December events. Programs are FREE unless otherwise noted. Weekend parking is free.
Museum Store Sunday
Sunday, Dec. 1, noon–5 p.m.
Support your Museum of History and celebrate Museum Store Sunday with 25 percent off most
Depending on your experience in the Australian outback, you probably have heard about the Rock, also known as Ayer’s Rock, in Uluru. Many people have seen amazing starscapes and sunsets from one of the most scenic parts of Australia, and you can even meet the local tribe there, known as the Anangu. This depends on a lot of things, but your whole family can actually have a lot of fun visiting Uluru, and you can get the best experience by choosing the right tour to go with.
Ready to fall into a new season? Join us for events and exhibits — both familiar and unfamiliar — lined up throughout this month at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh!
Read on for all their September events. Programs are FREE unless otherwise noted. Weekend parking is free.
History Corner: Civil War Kids*
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 10–11 a.m.
What was it like to have military battles in your backyard? Imagine your life during, and just after, the Civil War.
Ages 6–9 (may
Ahoy, mateys! Come aboard for the second annual City of Oaks Pirate Fest! Building upon the overwhelming success of last year’s festival, this year’s Pirate Fest will be setting sail at Dorothea Dix Park on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Visitors can delve into a world of treasures and high seas as regionally known reenactors, musicians, crafters, and other “old salts” take to the park to dabble in piratical mischief and share seafaring history with hands-on activities