Programs + Events

Legacy Series: In Plain Sight

Dix Park Legacy Series: In Plain Sight

Learn about the recent discovery, preservation, and repatriation of a 650-year-old canoe to the Coharie tribal community, and how return of artifacts like the canoe help North Carolina American Indians reclaim their past.

Greg Jacobs, Coharie Tribal Administrator; and Lydia Downs, ECU Maritime Studies Master student will reveal the fascinating story behind the canoe’s long history. Indigenous scholar, Dr. Ryan Emanuel will highlight North Carolina Native Americans’ thousands of years of history, providing testament to North Carolina’s indigenous descendants claim that, “We Are Still Here".

This event is hosted in partnership with the Dix Park Legacy Committee of the Dix Park Conservancy and Triangle Native American Society.

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Chapel at Dix Park, 1030 Richardson Dr. Raleigh, NC 27603

Tickets: Tickets are free, seating is limited. Tickets are available in advance online.


COVID-19 Safety Update

  • Effective Monday, August 2, 2021: Face coverings are required inside all City of Raleigh facilities.
  • Please stay home if you are sick! 
  • A 6-foot distance should be maintained between yourself and other participants in the program.
  • Visit Raleigh Parks COVID-19 page for the latest information and guidance.

Know Before You Go:

  • Seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no assigned seating.
  • Parking is located in the large lot front of the Chapel Event Center.


Dorothea Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. Currently, portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces and are not fully accessible. Accessibility is a primary focus for early park improvements and all future planning and development.

Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available in all lots.

Restrooms: Indoor accessible restrooms are available in the newly renovated Chapel.  Accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field.

Programs and events: Raleigh Parks Inclusion Services works with community members to support participation. To request a program modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please complete and submit the Accommodation Request Form or contact Inclusion Services staff at 919-996-2147 or