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Treasures from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge at the Western Office

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

To commemorate the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s adventures along the North Carolina coast – the place where he was ultimately brought to justice – the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is showcasing a traveling exhibit that includes artifacts representing weaponry, nautical tools and personal items recovered from his wrecked flagship the Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR)

Join the Virtual Family History Fair November 4

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sit at home, turn on your laptop or tablet, and learn what resources and tools are available at the State Archives of North Carolina and the N.C. Government and Heritage Library for researching your family history. The annual Family History Fair streams on Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Honors Colonial Mapmaker

Monday, October 16, 2017

There were few clear borders in North Carolina when William Churton arrived in 1748. Assigned to the Granville Land Office in Edenton, the cartographer and surveyor, along with lawyer Daniel Weldon, established a border between North Carolina and Virginia.

Ella Baker Title for Young Adults, “We Who Believe in Freedom” Now Available

Friday, October 6, 2017

Ella Baker was an often overlooked, amazing organizer and pioneer in the struggle for racial justice. She grew up in Littleton, N.C., and has been called “the mother of the Civil Rights Movement.” A new title for young adult readers, “We Who Believe in Freedom,” published by the Historical Research Office of the N.C. Office of Archives and History, is now available.

Celebrate Veterans and World War I Service in November

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Learn more about North Carolina’s role in World War I and join in a salute to veterans at the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Western Office through the current “North Carolina and the Great War” exhibit that focuses on World War I through Nov. 18.

Home Movie Day Saturday, Oct. 15 at the State Archives

Friday, September 16, 2016

What hidden gems lie in those old home movies stashed in your closet? Come to Home Movie Day at the State Archives of North Carolina Saturday, Oct. 15, 1-4 p.m., to find out at this free, public program.

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