Town Creek to host “View the Moon Sleepover”

Town Creek Indian Mound has announced plans for a “View the Moon Sleepover” next Sat., Oct. 12. The event will celebrate International Observe the Moon Night, and Town Creek staff are hoping for a crisp, autumn evening as they plan to show movies and offer camping to visitors.

131004_IOMN_Logo_2013_sm“Get your tent, camping chairs, and blankets ready for some great family fun under the moonlight,” advises Site Manager Rich Thompson.

The night will begin with a short astronomy presentation and include opportunities to view the moon through site telescopes.

According to its website (, International Observe the Moon Night has created the opportunity for people to take notice of the Moon’s beauty and share that experience with one another. The IOMN Team consists of scientists, educators, and Moon enthusiasts from government, non-profit organizations, and businesses throughout the United States and across the globe that believe in the inspirational power of the Moon — a celestial body that has influenced human lives since the dawn of time.

A highlight of the evening will be a 30th anniversary showing of the film “Man of Lightning”, an abbreviated dramatization of two Cherokee myths. The film will be shown in its original format, using an 8mm movie projector. Another film, “Birth of a Colony” will be screened in auditorium.

There will be a village campfire for those camping overnight.

Town Creek Indian Mound is a North Carolina State Historic Site located off Hwys. 73 and 731 just east of Mount Gilead. Reservations and information are available at 910-439-6802 or online at

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