Program "Meet Me on the Midway: Three Centuries of Fairs in North Carolina," September 12, 2017

Meet Me on the Midway: Three Centuries of Fairs in North Carolina

Please meet us at the North Carolina Collection Gallery Tuesday, September 12th at 4:30pm for a guided tour for library staff of the latest exhibit at Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill: “Meet Me on the Midway: Three Centuries of Fairs in North Carolina.”  Learn about Raleigh’s first rollercoaster accident, the history of the midway, the first agricultural fair in America, and African American indus

North Carolina: The New American Heartland

North Carolina: The New American Heartland

September 27–29, 2017

North Carolina: The New American Heartland is a multi-dimensional initiative—highlighted by a three-day gathering on September 27–29, 2017—enlisting scholars, artists, critics, journalists, educators, economic forecasters, policy experts, activists, community leaders, business owners, and others to critically consider North Carolina’s role as a bellwether for the nation.

Underground Railroad symposium in Elizabeth City

On behalf of the Friends of the museum of the Albemarle, I want to extend an invitation to attend our two-day symposium on the Underground Railroad October 5-7, 2017 at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City.  Due to the generosity of the North Carolina General Assembly and the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, this symposium is being offered free of charge to the first 175 who register.

This symposium is the last event in our celebration of the museum's 50th anniversary.  We hope you can join us!

Please consider helping the Friends of the Archives fund the work of Raleigh’s Photo History Detective, Karl Larson

The State Archives of North Carolina collects photographs as an important and popular part of the Archives’ mission. Proper identification is key to their accessibility and usefulness. A significant number of the photographs in our collections are only marginally labeled, and some are completely unknown. We are raising money to fund the work of local historian Karl Larson, who is instrumental in our researching and identifying the unidentified photographs in our holdings.

Symposium: Zebulon Vance Reconsidered

The Vance Birthplace and the University of North Carolina Asheville are partnering to offer a free symposium examining the complicated legacy of our state’s Civil War governor. Zebulon Vance was a prominent figure in North Carolina for four decades and was never anything less than controversial. The story of Vance is one of both a hero and a scoundrel. It is the story of a person who won major victories for the people he represented, but also benefitted from an unjust, exploitative economic system that affects us even today.

Oakwood Cemetery (Raleigh) book talk Saturday Aug. 12

Join the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ State Library of North Carolina, State Archives of North Carolina, and Historic Oakwood Cemetery for a book talk and signing given by Historic Oakwood Cemetery authors Robin Simonton and Bruce Miller in the auditorium of the Archives and History/State Library Building at 109 E. Jones Street in Raleigh on Saturday, August 12th at 11:00 a.m. The authors will discuss the history, love and life of Historic Oakwood Cemetery. 

Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration, April 23-25, 2018 at the Carolina Theatre, Durham NC

Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration

April 23-25, 2018

Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC

The University of North Carolina (UNC) will host a multi-disciplinary conference to connect academic researchers and community members in efforts to document, preserve, safeguard and enhance the life of Black communities across North America.

Conference Structure

Tercentenary Conference - Three Hundred Years of Indian Woods, 1717-2017: North Carolina's Tuscarora Reservation

Tercentenary Conference

Three Hundred Years of Indian Woods, 1717-2017: North Carolina's Tuscarora Reservation

Hope Plantation, Windsor, NC/USA

October 7-9, 2017


North Carolina Genealogical Society presents “Freedman’s Bureau Records”

North Carolina Genealogical Society 

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:
Diane L. Richard

“Freedman’s Bureau Records”
An encore presentation!
A free viewing period of the recorded webinar will be 4-6 August 2017.

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