Historic Bath’s new, immersive exhibit, “Along the Banks of Bath Creek: A Story of People and Place,” will open with a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9.
The exhibit, tells the stories of Bath, from its history as an American Indian homesite through the 20th century.
Bath, founded in 1705, is North Carolina’s first town.
During a special event 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, visitors can explore the research, process, and collaborations that bring an exhibit to life.
Visitors can learn more about the archaeological digs done throughout the town with Dr. Charles Ewen. Chief Curator Elizabeth Reighn will answer questions about artifacts featured in the exhibit. Research Historian Sarah Leonard will discuss the fascinating path of researching an exhibit. Director of State Historic Sites Michelle Lanier will speak about the role of Historic Sites’ True Inclusion initiative in growing this exhibit and telling the forgotten stories of a town with a deep and long-running story.
Funding for this exhibit was made possible through a grant from the Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trust No. 1.
Visit Historic Bath’s website for more information and a schedule of events.