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The Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Aurora Fossil Festival and Fortieth birthday of the Aurora Fossil Museum occurs on May 25 and 26 in Aurora, North Carolina. Aurora, also known as Fossil Town, USA, is an area rich in marine fossils. The festival will host a variety of museum-related activities include an education tent, fossil displays, paleontology lectures and a fossil auction.
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39395
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The Historic Albemarle Tour, the oldest organized heritage trail in the southeast, offers a self-guided tour of the region's heritage and culture. This article gives a small feature on the stops of the tour, namely: Corolla; Museum of the Albemarle; Historic Camden County; Historic Elizabeth City; Historic Hertford; Chicamacomico Life Saving Station; Historic Edenton; Historic Columbia; Historic Murfreesboro; Historic Jackson; Historic Halifax; Historic Windsor; Historic Hope Plantation; Historic Williamston; Historic Plymouth; Somerset Place; Belhaven Memorial Museum; Historic Bath; Aurora Fossil Museum; Historic Washington; Historic Tarboro; Roanoke River Canal; Stomewall Manor; North Aquarium; Frisco Native American Museum * Natural History Center; Graveyard of the Atlantic; and Ocracoke Island.
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The festivities of the Aurora Fossil Festival include a parade, a 5K run, great food, live music, dancing, lawn mower pulls, car cruise-in, and games. Groups such as the North Carolina Fossil Club and the Special Friends of the Aurora Fossil Museum will display their personal collections. There will be interesting lectures on fossils and a tour of the neighboring PotashCorp-Aurora facilities. Last but not least, a live fossil auction followed by the highly anticipated drawing of the 2017 C. megalodon raffle tooth.