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North Carolina foodways conference


Join us for the Carolina Cornucopia conference, where some of the state’s best food writers, documentarians, and thinkers will discuss what we eat, how we eat, and how we talk about food in North Carolina. The conference, sponsored by the North Carolina Collection, is free, except for the optional dinner program on Friday night.

For more details and to register, visit the conference website.

May 29 & 30
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia


The exhibit Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia presents stories from the close-knit African American community of Harlan County, Kentucky. The exhibit includes excerpts from oral history interviews, photographs and memorabilia from community social events, publications by schools and churches, news reports, and even a brick of coal. More information on the Library’s news blog.

Through August 20, 2015
Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room
Free and open to the public

“Civil War Day by Day” draws to an end


The library’s award-winning four-year project, “The Civil War Day By Day” has reached its end. Using the modern magic of the Internet, Facebook, and Twitter, the blog allowed hundreds of readers each day to experience the Civil War as it unfolded, through the words of the people who were living through it. Read more about the project on the Library’s news blog.

The Hidden Campus: Archaeological Glimpses of UNC in the Nineteenth Century



Over the past twenty years staff and students from UNC’s Research Laboratories of Archaeology have revealed evidence of the early UNC campus through numerous surveys and site excavations. The buried foundations of now-gone buildings and collections of artifacts found at several of these sites recall a quaint era of college and town life that now lies beyond personal memory. All artifacts on exhibit are from the North Carolina Archaeological Collection, UNC Research Laboratories of Archaeology.

On exhibit through June 11, 2015
North Carolina Collection Gallery
Wilson Library
Free and open to the public

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