The opening of "Freedom! A Promise Disrupted: North Carolina, 1862-1901," at the Western Office of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources been postponed.
The exhibition has been rescheduled to run Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m-2 p.m., from Feb. 16-March 31. Admission is free.
Water from a broken pipe damaged areas on all five floors of the building but the exhibition space and collection were not harmed. Cleanup and repairs have begun and should be completed by the opening.
Created by staff at the N.C. Museum of History in 2019, the exhibit depicts the struggle newly freed African Americans faced in the post-Civil War and Reconstruction Era of North Carolina. The exhibit allows visitors to step through time and view how the Civil War and Reconstruction affected North Carolina, highlighting African Americans’ flight to freedom and their involvement in the Civil War.
The Western Office of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is located at 176 Riceville Road, Asheville, N.C. For additional information about the exhibition and special virtual programming please call (828) 250-3105, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.ncdcr.gov/about/history/western-office.