Join the Pitt County Historical Society in September to commemorate the 95th Anniversary of our first founding on September 18, 1927 and celebrate our second founding in the early 1950s. Board members, Ella Harris, Dr. John Tucker, and Roger Kammerer, will offer a panel discussion on our early history. Cupcakes will be served.
This presentation will be held at the Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church at 2601 E Fire Tower Rd, Greenville, NC 27858.
Join Patrick Cash, Manuscripts Curator, for a tour of No Quarter: The History of East Carolina Football and Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, an exhibit at Joyner Library. The exhibit chronicles the history of East Carolina University’s football program and features items connected to the program from the 1930s through the present. Mr. Cash is excited to offer a private tour of the exhibit to members of the Pitt County Historical Society.
This tour will be held at East Carolina University's Joyner Library at 1000E 5th Street, Greenville, NC 27858.
Parking is available to the public in the ECU Student Center Parking Deck located near 501 E 10th St, Greenville, NC 27858. The cost for parking is $1.00 per hour.
The Pitt County Historical Society is pleased to resume its fall dinner on October 25, 2023 at 6:30 pm. Our fall dinner speaker is Dr. Julius Mallette who will give a lecture on the life of Dr. Andrew Arthur Best. Dr. Best was a civil rights leader and physician in eastern North Carolina for over half a century. Dr. Mallette received his medical degree at East Carolina University. He did residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Meharry Medical College–Hubbard Hospital and at East Carolina University–Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person. Please register for the dinner no later than October 10, 2023 and mail a check covering the cost of your dinner and the cost for any attendees to 202 Churchill Drive, Greenville, NC 27858.
This event will be held at the Seahorse Steakhouse at 2301A Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, NC 27834.
Lake Phelps was an important maritime resource for Native Americans for thousands of years. In the 1980s, 23 dugout canoes were discovered in and around the lake, and four were recovered for further study. Kimberly Kenyon, Head Conservator for the NC Office of State Archaeology’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab in Greenville, is overseeing the re-conservation of three out of the four recovered canoes.
Ms. Kenyon will discuss the history of Native American activity around Lake Phelps, the discovery of the canoes, the initial conservation measures taken for those recovered, and the renewed efforts to stabilize them so that they are preserved for generations to come. She will also share details of the canoe recovered from Lake Waccamaw in April 2023.
The Pitt County Historical Society is delighted to offer our Thanksgiving Tea. As a twist this year, we are asking attendees to bring a dessert or finger sandwich that you have enjoyed as a family tradition or you have found in a historic cookbook. Whether you enjoy making unusual recipes from the Great Depression, like potato candy, or you want everyone to try your grandmother’s recipe for cheese straws, we ask you to bring a dessert or savory snack with ties to history or your personal story. We will ask anyone bringing a recipe to share more about what they have brought and then have attendees vote on their favorite sweet and savory recipes. Winners of the sweet and savory contests will receive a $25 gift card to the Fresh Market.
This event will be held at the Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church at 2601 E Fire Tower Rd, Greenville, NC 27858.
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