Downtown Morganton is home to a 7-screen movie theater!

June 24, 2017: Field Day at the Joara Site
The site of the first European inland settlement in the United States will be open to the public during the annual Field Day. This summer marks the 450th anniversary of Spanish explorers establishing Fort San Juan alongside Joara, a Native American village. The Spanish settlement, which predates Jamestown by 40 years, co-existed with the village of Joara for 18 months before being destroyed by the natives. See the ongoing archaeological site excavation, see demos including blacksmithing, primitive skills and Catawba Indian crafters. Open 10 AM-2 PM. Admission free, parking $5/car. 1700 Henderson Mill Road, Morganton. .

The Morganton Farmers Market is identified as a National Nutrition Incentive Network member.

“I wanted to create a film that does have Biblical messages, but does not come across preachy to people who may be on the opposing side of that,” McNeely said. “It has a lot of forgiveness and love and this is the type of movie that I know people will go watch and (afterwards) probably pick up their phone and go apologize to somebody that they have done wrong.”

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Near the city is the significant archaeological and historic site of Joara, a regional chiefdom of Mississippian culture and the location where the Spanish built Fort San Juan in 1567. It was settled by the Mississippian culture by 1000 CE. It was also the first European colonial settlement in the interior of the United States, built more than 40 years before the English settled Jamestown, Virginia.
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