Historians will discuss exciting new research about the Revolutionary War in North Carolina during an upcoming conference presented by the State Archives and State Library in partnership with the N.C. Genealogical Society.
“America250: The People of North Carolina in the American Revolution,” will be held Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
As the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States of America approaches, the North Carolina Genealogical Society is partnering with the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the Friends of the Archives to explore and to celebrate some of the diverse groups of North Carolinians who helped shape the history of the state and the country: women and men, young and old, patriots and loyalists, immigrants and indigenous, the free and the enslaved.
Find program information and registration links for both virtual and in-person options here, https://www.ncgenealogy.org/event/america250-the-people-of-north-carolina-in-the-american-revolution/. Registration is $45 with $5 discounts for Friends of the Archives and NCGS members.
Image credit: Secretary of State records, Committees of Safety correspondence, 1775, SR.12.13.3.001, State Archives of NC https://digital.ncdcr.gov/digital/collection/p16062coll53/id/11/rec/1.
About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) manages, promotes, and enhances the things that people love about North Carolina – its diverse arts and culture, rich history, and spectacular natural areas. Through its programs, the department enhances education, stimulates economic development, improves public health, expands accessibility, and strengthens community resiliency.
The department manages over 100 locations across the state, including 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, five science museums, four aquariums, 35 state parks, four recreation areas, dozens of state trails and natural areas, the N.C. Zoo, the N.C Symphony, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, the African American Heritage Commission, the American Indian Heritage Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, the Office of State Archaeology, the Highway Historical Markers program, the N.C. Land and Water Fund, and the Natural Heritage Program. For more information, please visit www.ncdcr.gov.