Topics Related to Historic Preservation

In October 1772, Philip Alston purchased 4,000 acres of land on the bend of the Deep River. Not long after the purchase, he had a large two-story wood frame house built on a rise in the land overlooking the river.

Historic Halifax State Historic Site will host the annual Halifax Resolves Day event on Wednesday, April 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., to commemorate the 247th anniversary of the adoption of the Halifax Resolves. The day’s activities are free and open to the public.

Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville March 18, with a day of historic demonstrations, activities, and informative presentations.

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site will commemorate the 158th anniversary of the fall of Fort Anderson Saturday, Feb. 18. Free activities from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., will include infantry demonstrations, medical and embalming interpretations, and more.

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources will launch the state’s new Moonshine and Motorsports Trail at a Feb. 2 event at Rockingham Speedway.

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is partnering with Hometown Strong and consultancy firm Sound Diplomacy to develop the North Carolina Music Friendly Communities program.

The North Carolina Museum of History will host a special one-day public exhibition of a rare first printing of the U.S. Constitution, Wednesday, Dec. 7.

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.

Historic Bath State Historic Site will open a new exhibit, “Along the Banks of Bath Creek: A Story of People and Place,” with a ribbon cutting Friday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. This immersive exhibit tells the stories of Bath, from its history as an American Indian homesite through the 20th century.

The North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites, part of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, will hold a ceremony Tuesday, Dec.