Thursday Night UPDATE! Dessert Night & Archives
If you are planning to attend Dessert Night at the History Museum or take in the Archives -- here is some important information on how to get there and the revised program schedule!
Getting to the History Museum and NC Archives
Since these two buildings are kitty-corner to one another, the suggestions provided here will apply for both!
1. If you have a car, note that the lot east of the History Museum and South of the Archives is free starting at 5pm (N on map is on the left side, the convention center would be off on the right side) 2. R-line -- this new service provides free transportation. Stop R1 is the one closest to the history museum/archives. Our understanding is that you must "pull the cord" for the bus to stop! It does NOT automatically stop at every stop on the route. So, as soon as you see the Capitol Building on your left -- indicate to the driver that you want to get off at the next stop.
3. Rickshaws -- these will be available outside the convention center
4. Walk up Fayetteville street (weather permitting) … meet @ 5:30 at the Hospitality table and take a leisurely stroll up Fayetteville street, past the Capitol to the History Museum and Archives building, with one of your local hosts
Revised Dessert Reception Program
North Carolina Museum of History & North Carolina Genealogical Society Reception
When: Thursday, May 14
Where: Museum of History
Time: 6:00pm ‘til 9:00pm
6:15-6:45 Earl Ijames – Question & Answer in Atrium: Colored Confederates & US Colored Troops
6:15-7:00 Catherine Elias – Writing Your Ancestor’s Story: A Civil War Case Study
7:00-7:30 Welcome and Introduction of Special Guests, Performance by the North Carolina Black Storytellers Association
7:30-8:30 Question & Answer in Atrium:
+ William Alex Haley – son of Alex Haley, author of “Roots”
+ Ms. Mattie Clyburn Rice – daughter of Weary Clyburn, 12th SC Volunteers
+ Mr. Luke Martin – son of Pvt. Luke Martin, 1st NC Colored Volunteers (35th USCT)
7:45-8:45 Jeffrey Haines, CG – North Carolina People Finders
9:00 Museum Closes
All evening: Gift Shop will be open offering unique gifts from North Carolina
Artist show: Michelle Nicole Taylor, artist, will exhibit some of her paintings “in hopes of freedom.” Her series “Colored Patriots” are historical descriptions from their Revolutionary War service.
Some of the Open Exhibits: Knights of the Black Flag; Workboats of Core Sound; On Earth’s Furrowed Brow: The Appalachian Farm in Photographs; Pleasing to the Eye: The Decorative Arts of North Carolina; 1920’s Drugstore; From Horses to Horsepower; North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame