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The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources announced that the N.C.

 By December of 1756, Fort Dobbs was complete. Its garrison of 50 North Carolina soldiers prepared to spend the first of many winters in the building as they guarded the western edge of settlement in the British colony during the French and Indian War. 

 ‘Tis the season! The holidays are fast approaching, and we invite you to begin your season festivities with us at Somerset Place State Historic Site during our 31st Annual Christmas Open House Sunday, Dec. 5, from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. 

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary D. Reid Wilson and Department of Administration Secretary Pamela B. Cashwell will visit Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site Tuesday in Honor of American Indian Heritage Month, which is celebrated in November.

We are very excited to announce that on Nov. 5, Somerset Place will open a new traveling exhibit, "Navigating Jim Crow: The Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina.”

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that two historic districts and eight individual properties across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Person County has been chosen as the subject of a comprehensive survey of historic buildings and landscapes planned from 2021-23.

The North Carolina Historical Commission will hold their regular meeting via conference call Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m.

In 1761, the western part of North Carolina was in crisis. Warfare between British colonists and the Cherokee had raged for two years. By the summer and fall, armies massed for a final invasion of the Cherokee's homeland.

The North Carolina Transportation Museum is pleased to announce an update to the “How the West Was Won” exhibit, located in the Bob Julian Roundhouse.

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