The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has started a new blog called “This Day in North Carolina History” dedicated to a day-to-day history of the people and places of the Tar Heel state. Today’s entry is relevant to the interests of followers of our own blog because it deals with the contract to build the Confederate Ironclad CSS Neuse. Be sure to stop by and see what the new blog has to offer; we’ll also try to keep you up to date with any Civil War related entries they post.
Also, just a heads-up on upcoming events at the State Archives – next week is North Carolina Archives Week. The State Archives has several events planned including:
- Oct. 20 – Triangle Home Movie Day
- Oct. 22, from 10:00-3:00 – Civil War to Civil Rights in North Carolina; a display documents and photographs relating to the Archives Week theme, “Journeys to Justice: Civil Rights in North Carolina.” This free event will be held on Monday in the State Archives Search Room at 109 East Jones Street.
- Oct. 22, from 10:30-11:30 – Armchair Historians: tools you use at home or on the go; archivist Ashley Yandle guides you through online tools and social media including the State Archives’ catalog and the North Carolina Digital Collections. This free event will be held On Monday, October 22, in the
auditorium at 109 East Jones Street.
- Oct. 25 – Workshop: Digitizing and Remote Sharing of Family Materials
We’d love for you to join us as we take part in this week-long celebration of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our state.