Archive for September 14th, 2012

There’s so much to love, and so much to say, about our September Artifact of the Month. This head scarf from the mid-1950s features a brightly-colored pictorial map of North Carolina. Elizabeth Stinson, who donated the scarf, describes acquiring it during a childhood moving around between Greenville, South Carolina and Cooleemee, Ridgecrest, Black Mountain, and […]

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“The shards of wartime trees… were fragments to own and display…  in the parlors and cabinets of veterans and battlefield tourists. “One such war fragment is a three-foot-high tree trunk, smooth and shiny but for a single shot lodged in its surface. North Carolina artillerists fired that shot… on July 2, 1863, in an assault […]

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