Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Two Sesquicentennial Events

Sorry for the lack of posts lately – 58th NCT books came in (have you ordered yours?) and I’ve been a little on the busy side.

I’ve received two different announcements in the past couple of days about two different events related to North Carolina and the War and the Sesquicentennial. The first event is in November and is a joint meeting between the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association and the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies. The meeting’s focus will be on North Carolina during the War and Reconstruction. I surely wish I could go (it is in Raleigh), but I have two speaking engagements the week before and three the week after. Oh well. You can learn more here.

The second announcement came across the wire last night. “The Flags Over Hatteras” will take place in August 2011. It is actually a week-long program, starting off with a reunion of descendants who were involved in actions along the Outer Banks in 1861. This is followed by a conference that features James McPherson, Ed Bearss, and Craig Symonds, among others. This will be coupled with living history programs and special museum displays. I’m planning on attending. You can get more information here.

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