North Carolina Curiosities


I’m proud to announce that the North Carolina Collection Gallery has been officially designated a Curiosity. The Gallery is featured in the new book North Carolina Curiosities, containing “quirky characters, roadside oddities and other offbeat stuff” from around the state. The entry on the Gallery mentions the permanent exhibit on Chang & Eng Bunker and, what must be the Gallery’s most unexpected holding, the Napoleon death mask.

North Carolina Curiosities is a fun book, covering many Tar Heel sites of historic and general interest. I was happy to see Dr. Brinkley‘s home in there, as well as some familiar sites like the mother vine in Manteo, the Thomas Wolfe angel in Hendersonville, and, a personal favorite, Weiner Dog Day in Carrboro.

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  1. Folks who are interested in Dr. Brinkley will be happy to know that a biography of Brinkley is coming out this winter. Crown is publishing Pope Brock’s book, Charlatan: America’s Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam in early February 2008. The North Carolina Collection will have a circulating copy.

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