Press Releases

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.

Statewide Star Parties at Town Creek and Montgomery Public Library

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Join Town Creek Indian Mound and the Montgomery County Public Library in Troy in celebration with the North Carolina Science Festival’s Statewide Star Party April 13! “The Moon and Beyond” is the theme for 2019 in commemoration of the Apollo moon landing and the “giant leap” that left the first human footprints on the moon.

“More Than a Woman” Program at Reed Gold Mine

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The discovery of a 17-pound gold nugget by Conrad Reed in 1799 is America’s first documented gold discovery. His discovery and his father John’s development of the mine are celebrated. Little notice is given to his mother, Sarah Kiser Reed, or other women during the gold rush period.

Halifax Resolves Day and Road to Yorktown Events at Historic Halifax

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Before the other colonies followed suit in July, the North Carolina Provincial Congress issued the Halifax Resolves on April 12, 1776, voting to separate from the British Crown. The approaching Halifax Resolves Day observance at Historic Halifax, April 12, will begin a free two-day celebration to commemorate North Carolina's stand as the first colony to call for independence!  

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