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State Archives Collection Documents Military Service of Col. Richard Hunt

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The State Archives of North Carolina is excited to announce the availability for research of a new, rare collection documenting the distinguished U.S. Marine Corps career of Col. Richard M. Hunt, who served in WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War with high distinction.

Memories at Town Creek for Grandparent’s Day

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The best way to show your love for grandparents this Grandparent’s Day, Sept. 10, is to give the gift of time. Not the turkey, candy or fireworks that accompany some other holidays, but your company and attention for an afternoon at Town Creek Indian Mound, 1-4 p.m., can make for long-lasting memories at this free program.

Telling Stories: History through the Eyes of the Enslaved

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A communal dinner, public workshop and a safe place for community conversations around race, history and culture, along with a historical perspective on what led to where we are today, comprise the Slave Dwelling Project Weekend, Sept. 29-30.

Public Meetings Scheduled for Proposed State Park on Black River

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The State of North Carolina is seeking public input for a study on the feasibility and suitability of a state park on the Black River in parts of Sampson, Bladen, and Pender counties. During the last legislative session, the N.C. General Assembly directed the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation to undertake the study and report results to the Legislative Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources by March 1, 2018.

North Carolina Women Find Freedom via the Underground Railroad

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Underground Railroad is often imagined as a trail of briar infested backroads and secret cellars traveled by bondsmen at night seeking freedom from slavery. That was not the only route to escape. The North Carolina Women of the Underground Railroad Symposium, Oct. 5 -7, will examine two courageous Tar Heel women who traveled by land or sea on the freedom road. Registration is required and free; availability is limited.

Young Girls Spend Summer Living in the Past

Thursday, August 24, 2017

While many children would not consider raising well water with a bucket, making dyes or corncob darts fun, Avery Pace, age 10, and her sister, Anne-Campbell Pace, age seven, are fine doing just that. They spent many happy hours this summer as volunteers at Horne Creek Historical Farm in Pinnacle as 21st century girls honing 19th century skills.  

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