Imagine being part of a group that helped raise awareness and funding to restore the historic carousel at Raleigh’s Pullen Park. Or picture yourself in a group that discovered and documented a forgotten cemetery in New Bern. What if your research and activism resulted in the U.S. Coast Guard’s awarding a posthumous medal to the all–African American crew of the Pea Island Life-Saving Station 100 years after a heroic rescue?
These projects were accomplished by students in North Carolina. They represent just a fraction of the work that has been done by Tar Heel Junior Historian Association (THJHA) clubs across the state.
Since 1953, THJHA has been inspiring North Carolina’s young people to discover the local and state history surrounding them—and to take action. Students in grades four through twelve can form a THJHA club, as long as it includes one adult adviser. Membership in the association is FREE!