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“Mapping the New World” Exhibit at Historic

Thursday, March 28, 2019

 A stunning collection of 29 early North American maps are showcased in the new exhibit at Historic Bath, “Mapping the New World.” Covering over 300 years of cartographic history, the collection provides a unique look at the evolution of our understanding of the New World, with many of the maps focusing on North Carolina and its iconic coastal region.

Bennett Place Examines Civil War Surrenders at 154th Anniversary Event

Thursday, March 28, 2019

They met to make peace. Two old enemies met in the humble parlor at the farm house of James and Nancy Bennett. The result of that meeting was the largest surrender of troops during the Civil War on April 26, 1865. This was not the only surrender during the Civil War, and Bennett Place will examine it and other surrenders in the program, "Terms of Surrender,” Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Music and Musket Fire at Fort Dobbs

Friday, March 22, 2019

 A glimpse of 18th century life comes to Fort Dobbs as visitors will meet soldiers and settlers during the “War for Empire” program April 6-7. They can enjoy special performances of period music as part of the 2019 “Year of Music” organized by the N.C. Arts Council within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Park Day Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

History buffs, community leaders and preservationists will aid in the preservation of Civil War sites in North Carolina this spring. Historic Edenton holds its Park Day Saturday, March 30.

N.C. Women’s Stories to be Preserved

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The State Archives of North Carolina is excited to announce the establishment of an Oral History Unit within its Special Collections Section.

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