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Archive for June 9th, 2016

Every artifact tells a story. One of the most dramatic stories represented by one of our artifacts is the story associated with our June Artifact of the Month: Elisha Mitchell’s pocket watch. Elisha Mitchell was a professor of geology, mineralogy, and chemistry at UNC in the 19th century. In 1828 he observed a peak in […]

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Image from Kitchen kapers. Strawberry Jam from The country gourmet cookbook. Muscadine Jelly from The Progressive farmer’s southern cookbook. Sassafras Jelly from Red’s cook book : (road kill not included). Marmalade from The Farmville cook book. Bar Le Duc Jelly from Dixie dishes. No-Cook Blueberry Jam from Pass the plate : the collection from Christ […]

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“From 1929 to the mid-1970s, North Carolina sterilized about 7,600 people in the nation’s most aggressive program of its kind. It was all in the name of eugenics, a coin termed by Francis Galton to describe efforts to ‘improve or impair the racial quality of future generations.’ The program stopped as opinions began to shift […]

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