Conference Countdown #2

Prime Location in the Heart of Raleigh!

We’re just one month away from the best North Carolina genealogy event of the year and we hope you’re planning to join us in at the Mckimmon Center right on North Carolina State University’s Campus.

Whether this is your first or 50th visit to Raleigh, you are in for a treat. Not only is Raleigh the state capitol, it is also rich in history and the home of the State Archives of North Carolina. We want you to get the most out of your time in Raleigh, so today we are highlighting a few spots you may not want to miss!

North Carolina State Archives

“The State Archives of North Carolina collects, preserves, and makes available for public use historical and evidential materials relating to North Carolina. In all, the Archives houses over 50,000 linear feet of permanently valuable materials containing millions of individual items.” (https://archives.ncdcr.gov/researchers/collections)

If you have tar heels in your family tree, there’s a good chance you may find them in unique documents that only exist at the archives. You’ll find collections of government records, academic records, family bibles, maps, oral histories, private collections, and more.

The archives are open during the following hours:
Sunday: Closed 
Monday: Closed 
Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more about visiting the State Archives of North Carolina.

North Carolina Museum of History

The Division of State History Museums collects and preserves artifacts and other historical materials relating to the history and heritage of North Carolina in a local, regional, national and international context to assist people in understanding how the past influences the present.” ( https://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/about )

Some of the museum’s current exhibits include:

The North Carolina Museum of History is directly across the street from the state capitol building. The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is FREE. 

A visit to the museum guarantees a chance to learn more about the richly diverse history of North Carolina. Click here for more details regarding visiting the museum.

More Raleigh Historical Sites

For more ideas ranging from African American self-guided tours to highlights of the state capitol, the governor’s mansion, and other historical sites head to VisitRaleigh.com. Their site is full of ideas of places to stay, restaraunts to enjoy, and the sites that should top your list.

Don’t Forget

There’s still time to purchase your Fall Conference ticket! Join us 1-2 November 2019 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC.

Full Conference Registration
– $158 members/$178 non-members.

Single-day (either Friday or Saturday) Registration
– $104 members/$124 non-members.

For more details and the full schedule visit NCGS 2019 Fall Conference.