Roger Kammerer, director of the May Museum in Farmville, will give a presentation featuring his reflections of the town's 150th anniversary. Kammerer's presentation will be at the newly renovated Farmville Public Library. Date and Time TBA
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.
On Sunday, Oct. 10, from 4:00-6:30 pm, the Eastern Carolina Village and Farm Museum will hold a fundraiser at the Myrtle Grove Plantation in Macclesfield (4226 NC 43-S), 20 min. outside of Greenville. Tickets are $50 per person, and are available at Jefferson's, Lautares, Steinbeck's, and Cafe Madeline.
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.
This event addresses issues related to buying and restoring historic properties. The program begins with a round table discussion with Brent Flowers, Preservation of Wilson’s executive director; Maggie Gregg, regional director of Preservation NC; and Monica Davis, who is renovating shotgun houses on Ash Street.
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.
Unhappily, we will be unable to hold the 15th annual "Show and Tell" in February 2021 due to Covid restrictions and protocols. Our hope is that next year we will return to looking at your antiques, treasures, and unusual (and always fascinating) objects. We'll see you in February 2022!
A panel of scholars discuss the Vance memorial statue in downtown Asheville and the troubled racial legacy of Gov. Zebulon Vance.
The Eastern Carolina Village and Farm Museum is sponsoring a virtual talk by Paul Allen, author of When Tobacco Was King: A History of Tobacco in Canada, A Southerner's Global Journey, Nov. 12, 7:00-8:30 pm. The event is free but registration is required.
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