[This blog post comes from a Dept. of Cultural Resources press release – you can find other news related to NC Cultural Resources here.]
RALEIGH – The State Capitol will host the lecture “Between Heaven and Hell: Raleigh and the End of the Civil War,” by historian Ernest Dollar on Saturday, March 24, at 1 p.m.
Dollar will explore the end of the Civil War through letters, diaries and photographs. These documents reveal the excitement and sadness of Raleigh citizens as they experienced one of the greatest times of change in American history. The free lecture will take place in the historic House Chamber on the second floor of the State Capitol. This event is part of the North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial, a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in North Carolina.
Ernest Dollar is the executive director of the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill. He began working at historic sites in 1993 after completing his Bachelor of Arts in History and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design. He also holds the Master of Arts in Public History. He is currently writing a history of the Civil War in North Carolina.
The State Capitol’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history, architecture and functions of the 1840 building and Union Square. It is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark.
For more information call (919) 733-4994. The State Capitol is allied with State Historic Sites.
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives.
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources champions North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy.