Category Archives: Events

First Wednesdays – “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude … shall exist…”

As described in an earlier blog post, Provisional Governor William W. Holden had convened a convention composed of “properly pardoned” delegates to fulfill a number of obligations necessary to complete President Andrew Johnson’s requirements for reentry into the United States. … Continue reading

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Announcing Treasures of Carolina: Stories from the State Archives

Originally posted on History For All the People: The Friends of the Archives is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit on the documents, history, and purpose of the State Archives of North Carolina. Treasures of Carolina: Stories from the State … Continue reading

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Bells Across the Land 2015

On April 9, 2015 the National Park Service will commemorate the surrender of Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee to Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Bells will ring across the country in … Continue reading

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Second Mondays Lecture Series: General Whiting and Fort Fisher – Monday, February 9

Please join us for the Inaugural “Second Mondays” Lecture Series for 2015!  Lori Sanderlin from the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport will speak on “Confederate Major General William Whiting and Fort Fisher” on Monday, February 9, 12 Noon to 1 … Continue reading

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A Thorn in the Union’s Side: Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Part 2

[This announcement comes from Andrea Gabriel, Outreach and Development Coordinator for the State Archives of North Carolina.] “A Thorn in the Union’s Side: Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Part II” When: Noon—1:00 p.m., Monday, November 10 Where: State Archives and State Library … Continue reading

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Exclusive Civil War Bus Tour – Early Registration Closes Soon

[This blog post comes from a Dept. of Cultural Resources press release – you can find other news related to NC Cultural Resources here.] From the massive amphibious attack on Fort Fisher to the 6,000 acre battlefield at Bentonville to … Continue reading

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Modern Greece

On 19 April 1861, President Abraham Lincoln announced a blockade of the Southern states that were in rebellion, namely Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas. Eight days later, he added the states of North Carolina and Virginia … Continue reading

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Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-26

[This blog post comes from a Dept. of Cultural Resources press release – you can find other news related to NC Cultural Resources here.] From the massive amphibious attack on Fort Fisher to the 6,000 acre battlefield at Bentonville to … Continue reading

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First Wednesdays: The Reasons William W. Holden Ran for Governor, 1864

In the spring of 1864, the American Civil War has been going on for three years, and the people of North Carolina were tired of the war and the ravages, it brought with it. Many were talking about peace and … Continue reading

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Prisoners of War and Other Civil War Lectures for 2014

[This announcement is cross-posted from the History for All the People Blog] Event poster for the February 10, 2014 Civil War lecture on Prisoners of War. The State Archives Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee presents a lecture given by Bill Brown … Continue reading

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