Friday, June 2, 2023

State Archives to host virtual program on the N.C. state flag and two students’ proposal for change

Jun 2, 2023

Join the State Archives of North Carolina for a virtual program titled "Flag Day: Time to Change North Carolina's State Flag?" as we delve into the history of North Carolina's state flag and explore ideas for its redesign.

This “Lunch and Learn” event will take place Wednesday, June 14, from noon to 1 p.m., with Wyat Hamilton and Adam Fleischer, both engineering majors from N.C. State University, who have conducted research to propose a new flag design. They will share their insights on why they believe it is time for a change, present the design they plan to recommend to the state legislature, and discuss the valuable records in the Archives that influenced their proposal.

To participate in this free program, please register online at

About the State Archives
The State Archives serves as the custodian of North Carolina's historical records, preserving and providing public access to a wealth of archival materials. Through its diverse collections, educational programs, and exhibitions, the State Archives plays a crucial role in promoting an understanding and appreciation of North Carolina's rich historical legacy.

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 North Carolina Zoo, the North Carolina 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

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