Episode 406- Our State

Episode 406

Sand and WoodSand Dune
Jockey's Ridge State Park near Nags Head has the tallest sand dune in the eastern US. But it doesn’t sit still…seasonal winds constantly move this live dune between Roanoke Sound and the Atlantic.  The Park might not be here at all if some dedicated Nags Head residents hadn’t worked together to save the dunes from being bulldozed completely for development. And while the tallest dune stands impressively at 90 feet, development and vegetation have still significantly shortened it over the last few decades.  Farther north, tucked in between the shifting sands is Nags Head Woods Preserve. As the dunes shield it from wind and salt, an amazing biodiversity of plants and wildlife has thrived here.  Join us to explore this wondrous ever-changing landscape.


Harper HouseHarper House
A lavish 19th Century home sits just outside of Hickory possessing what the North Carolina Department of Archives and History has deemed "the finest Queen Anne interior styling in the entire state”.  Daniel Webster Shuler built Harper House in 1887 showcasing 20 rooms filled to the ceilings in extensive Victorian luxury. In 1921, Finley Gwyn Harper, Sr. and his family lived there for three generations until it was deeded to the Catawba County Historical Association for preservation and renovation.  Join us to tour this richly historic home.


Puppet MastersPuppet Masters
The Paperhand Puppet Intervention combines the artistry of co-founders, Donovan Zimmerman and Jan Burger and as a cast of volunteers. Their vivifying puppet shows synthesize many forms including sculpture, painting, music, dance, improvisation, theatre and costume design aiming to inspire and promote social change. We’ll meet these fascinating artists and watch the challenging process of bringing one of their multi-scaled performances to life


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If You Want to Go:

Sand and Wood

Jockeys Ridge State Park

Nags Head Woods Preserve

Harper House

Harper House

Puppet Masters

Paperhand Puppet Intervention