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The origins and impact of slavery in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and the benefits of slave labor to Reed Gold Mine will be examined during Black History Month.

Rarely seen Civil War-era artifacts will be on view when the “Treasures from the Vault” exhibit opens Feb. 5 at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center.

Celebrate the holiday season at the Governor’s Western Residence Holiday Open House, Sunday, Dec. 8, from 12-3 p.m., 45 Patton Mountain Rd, Asheville. Governor and Mrs. Cooper are expected to be at the residence to welcome guests during the event. 

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting the right of women to vote.

Fort Anderson, at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site, recently unveiled its newest exhibit – a long awaited 32-pounder seacoast cannon that was installed in Gun Emplacement #2 on the Southern Battery. 

North Carolina’s copy of its original Bill of Rights will be displayed for a limited time in a lobby case at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, June 29 through July 7. 

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed October 2018 as Archives Month in North Carolina and the State Archives of North Carolina is cosponsoring an exhibit that displays both ordinary and extraordinary documents that record the history and culture of the state. 

To commemorate 100 years since the Armistice of World War I, a new exhibit in the State Capitol focuses on North Carolinians during the war. The exhibit features and is built around a personal journal on loan to the Capitol. The journal, written by college student Mabel Grant from 1918-1919, chronicles everyday life at East Carolina Teachers Training School – the predecessor to East Carolina University. While a student at the school, Mabel’s journal recounts details of her loved ones serving in the military, as well as her own efforts to help the war effort. 

Prohibition was a unique period in our country’s history, beginning in 1918 with the passage of the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act, a federal amendment and subsequent law that prohibited the production, sale, and consumption of alcohol throughout the United States.

The “N.C. Digs!” traveling archaeological exhibit features artifacts from the Berry site in Burke County and other western North Carolina sites. The Western Office of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources will host the exhibit April 16 to May 30.