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100 plus 40 = something very special…

As always, click the pix for full size Forty years ago this week, the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company put on the biggest picnic in North Carolina history. There was a stage at midfield in Groves Stadium, where Sound Generation, the Eliminators and the Roy Clark show performed. There were carnival rides and free food and… Continue reading 100 plus 40 = something very special…

Collection Spotlight, New Acquisitions, Our Treasures

Collection Spotlight

Our first Collection Spotlight of 2015 features two books from our North Carolina monograph collection.  These books have come to our collection by way of a generous donation of the Bethabara Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. The first, The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook edited by Frances H. Kennedy is a historical account… Continue reading Collection Spotlight

Archives, Our Treasures

May Day: Saving Our Archives and Preservation Week

The North Carolina Room is participating in May Day: Saving Our Archives by taking part in preservation initiatives that will help us protect our archive collections. April 27th - May 3rd is also Preservation Week. Get your family treasures together and preserve your history! The May Day program is designed by the Society of American… Continue reading May Day: Saving Our Archives and Preservation Week

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70,459 is a lot more than 59,999…

On August 27, 2013 we posted a thank you to our loyal friends for having reached a total of 60,000 hits on our blog. See it here: 60,000 is one more than 59,999… A couple of weeks ago, we hit 70,000, and now the total is 70,459...we've averaged almost 2,500 hits per month since August and… Continue reading 70,459 is a lot more than 59,999…

Local History, Our Treasures

The Camels are coming…

We have a thing called the "vertical file", a vast collection of newspaper clippings and other oddments that has grown out of control during the last half century to the point that it is difficult to find what you are looking for in its many file drawers and folders. Our stupendous page Janice Safewright has… Continue reading The Camels are coming…

Genealogy, Local History, Our Treasures

A crucial document…

Al and Tallulah Dahlen were passionate yard sale devotees. Over the years they bought many items. Monday, their son Tom, a retired career Winston-Salem police officer, called me and began describing one of those items. He said that it was an old document, badly deteriorated, dated 1882. He began reading the document to me: "Tribute… Continue reading A crucial document…