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An Insider’s History of the North Carolina State Fair

September 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the North Carolina Collection as Wesley Wyatt, manager of the North Carolina State Fair, shares memories from his long tenure with the fair and discusses the challenges of running the 11-day event in the 21st century.

North Carolina will celebrate the 150th state fair when the midway gates open on October 12, 2017. It will mark Wyatt’s more than 40 years of involvement with the annual event. Manager of the fair since 1997, Wyatt was a Raleigh high school student when he got his first job on the fairgrounds.

5 p.m. Reception and viewing of the exhibition Meet You on the Midway: Three Centuries of Fairs in North Carolina, North Carolina Collection Gallery

5:30 p.m.  Program, Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Presented by the North Carolina Collection at Wilson Special Collection Library
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

An Insider’s History of the North Carolina State Fair with Wesley Wyatt, fair manager since 1997 Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5 p.m. Fair food and viewing of the exhibition Meet Me on the Midway: Three Centuries of Fairs in North Carolina | North Carolina Collection Gallery 5:30 p.m. Program | Pleasants Family Assembly Room Wilson Library University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Free and open to the public In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the North Carolina State Fair (October 2017) and Wesley Wyatt’s more than 40 years of involvement with the fair Presented by the North Carolina Collection at Wilson Special Collections Library Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, liza_terll@unc.edu, (919) 548-1203 | library.unc.edu [Car icon] Parking is available in most campus lots after 5 p.m. move.unc.edu/parking

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When

Date:
September 12
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Website:
http://library.unc.edu/

Organizer

Liza Terll
Phone:
(919) 548-1203
Email:
liza_terll@unc.edu
Room
Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Where

Wilson Library
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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