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.

About the Webinar:

First Colony Foundation Outer Banks History Weekend October 27-28, 2017

First Colony Foundation
in partnership with
The National Park Service at Fort Raleigh, Elizabeth R & Company & US Fish & Wildlife

Roanoke! The Map! Westward Ho! X marks the spot!
symposium, historic tours, exhibits


Friday 27 October 2017—The First Colony & Virginea Pars Map

Outstanding Teacher of North Carolina State History Award

The Historical Society of North Carolina is inviting nominations for its third Outstanding Teacher of North Carolina State History Award.  Teachers from all grade levels from any public, charter, or private school in the state are eligible.  The recipient will receive a $150 award and a plaque and is recognized at the Society’s annual fall meeting. 


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