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.
During a special event Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., explore the research, process, and collaborations that bring an exhibit to life. Visitors can learn more about the archaeological digs done throughout the town with Dr. Charles Ewen. Chief Curator Elizabeth Reighn will answer questions about artifacts featured in the exhibit. Research Historian Sarah Leonard will discuss the fascinating path of researching an exhibit. Director of State Historic Sites Michelle Lanier will speak about the role of Historic Sites’ True Inclusion initiative in growing this exhibit and telling the forgotten stories of a town with a deep and long-running story.
Funding for this exhibit was made possible through a grant from the Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trust No. 1. Visit Historic Bath’s website at https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/historic-bath for more information and a schedule of events.
About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, three science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 41 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, the African American Heritage Commission, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, and the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please visit www.ncdcr.gov.