For the first time since 2019, the PCHS co-hosted along with the Winterville Historical and Arts Society, a dinner on the grounds. With repairs to the church still needed, he WHAS graciously made their property, the Winterville Train Depot, available for the dinner. Pictured is the newly president, Emma Hodson.
Dr. Pories is a professor of surgery, biochemistry, and kinesiology at the Brody School of Medicine, and the founding chair emeritus of its Department of Surgery. A Holocaust survivor, Pories fled Germany with his family in 1939, at age 11. His talk, co-sponsored by Laupus Library, was in-person & broadcast via Zoom.
Dr. David Dennard, emeritus professor of history at ECU, gave a talk, "Making the Case for Black History Month in 2022 and Beyond," on Feb. 16, in the Faulkner Gallery, Joyner Library, ECU. Co-sponsors include ECU's Academic Library Services and the History Dept. The talk was be broadcast as a Zoom webinar.
The PCHS held its annual Christmas Tea at the Greenwreath Planation House on the Falkland Highway, the home of PCHS members Kim and Garreth Kenyon. Holiday refreshments and a special program of Christmas music by Michael Stephenson brightened the occasion.
Roger Kammerer, director of the May Museum in Farmville, gave a presentation featuring his reflections of the town's 150th anniversary. Kammerer's presentation was held at the new Farmville Public Library. Nov. 17. 3:00-4:30 pm.
The launch of Greenville's African American Cultural Trails was an important moment, long overdue, in recognizing the historic sites of the local African American community. See the links below for photos and videos of the occasion.
Dr. Don Collins, emeritus professor of history at ECU and the author of several books and numerous articles, gave a webinar presentation on Civil War history in Pitt County. Dr. Collins' talk was exclusively virtual, and first broadcast on Tuesday, October 12, from 7-8:00 pm.
Dr. Don Ensley, one of ECU's first African American faculty in the health sciences, offered his autobiographical reflections on his journey from rural Belhaven to his career as a professor and chair of the Department of Community Health. Dr. Ensley's talk, cosponsored by Laupus Library, was on Sept. 28, 4:30-6:30.
ECU professor of anthropology Dr. Charlie Ewen gave a talk on recent archaeological work he and his students have done in Ayden. Ewen's talk is entitled "Gone and Nearly Forgotten: Reclaiming African American Heritage in a Rural Southern Cemetery." Sept. 14, 7-8:30 pm, Ayden Community Bldg., 548 Second St.
Trista Reis Porter, executive director of the Greenville Museum of Art, presented an illustrated history of the Greenville Museum of Art from its beginnings as a WPA initiative to the present.
Local historian Roger Kammerer led a walking tour of historic Greenville including numerous stops in the downtown area, from Pitt Street to Cotanche, with stops at some of the oldest structures in town plus the new Sycamore Hill Memorial on the mall. Photos @ https://pittcountyhistoricalsociety.com/walking-tour-scenes
ECU History Prof. Karin Zipf gave a virtual lecture, "The Most Radical Women in the U.S., 1848" in celebration of the centennial of women's suffrage. A panel discussion followed including Kristen Myers, chair of Sociology, Kirstin Squint, Whichard Professor in the Humanities, and Donna Kaine, professor of English.
Historic preservationist Claire Edwards gives a virtual presentation about her work on the relocation of the Jones-Lee House in Greenville and on the century-old Farmville Hardware building. Edwards emphasizes the importance of historic preservation for building healthy communities.
Senior Conservator Kim Kenyon will deliver a Zoom lecture on recent finds from Queen Anne's Revenge and La Concorde. Open to the public but registration required.
Lecture date: January 21, 2021. 7:00-8:30 pm
BTW: There will not be a recording of this presentation.
The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Hammond, a Pitt County native, will be the keynote speaker for the PCHS celebration of Black History Month. Rev. Hammond's talk is entitled "Coming Full Circle: My Journey from Pitt County Back to Pitt County."
Dr. Randy Daniel, chair of the ECU Dept. of Anthropology, will speak on ancient artifacts from indigenous peoples in Pitt County. Daniel's talk is based on his new book, Time, Typology, and Point Traditions in North Carolina
The PCHS celebrates the 260th anniversary of Pitt County history with a lecture on the county's namesake, William Pitt the Elder. ECU's British historian, Dr. Tim Jenks, is the speaker.
Dr. John A. Tucker, a professor of history and university historian at ECU, presents a photo-lecture of Sen. John F. Kennedy's campaign stop in Greenville on the campus of East Carolina College, Sept. 17, 1960. The presentation gives a step-by-step presentation of the historic moment.
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