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Archive for April 5th, 2011

We hope you’ll join the North Carolina Collection for a special talk this Thursday. Kevin Cherry, North Carolina Miscellany friend (i.e. a regular reader, commenter and source of many leads), is scheduled to deliver the Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture in the Pleasants Room of Wilson Library here at UNC. Kevin’s talk is titled,“And […]

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On this day in 1819: President James Monroe, making a tour through the South, is honored at a ball in the upstairs courtroom of the Chowan County Courthouse in Edenton. The elegant brick courthouse, adorned with cupola, clock and weather vane, was built in 1767 after William Byrd, the acerbic Virginia aristocrat, likened the county’s […]

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