David Stick, who literally wrote the book on Outer Banks history and founded the Outer Banks History Museum, represents an endangered species of local historians in the modern publishing world.
Culture & History
Historian David Cecelski found interviews from the Great Depression from a seaman from Ocracoke, a country doctor from Lake Mattamuskeet, a Norwegian dredge boatman in Beaufort, a washerwoman in Elizabeth City and others.
The National Park Service’s selection of a project to connect the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor with the East Coast Greenway in Brunswick County will bring national exposure, proponents say.
Marvin Jones, Chowan Discovery Group executive director, has made it his life’s work to document the history of a northeastern North Carolina community of color.
For the first time since becoming a state museum, an appropriation of $4.2 million to implement an exhibit plan has been included in both the governor’s and the state Senate’s proposed budgets.
New Bern in 1898 could have easily experienced a coup similar to the massacre that took place in Wilmington the same year, writes North Carolina historian David Cecelski.
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse’s lens is now on display at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, but its location was a mystery for more than a century.
David Cecelski shares his conversation with retired Trooper Bob Edwards, sole eyewitness to the 1966 bombing of an African American church in Craven County.
The N.C. Civil Rights Trail program is set to place a highway marker at New Ahoskie Baptist Church in Ahoskie to celebrate members’ 1960s struggle for civil rights.
The craftsmanship of Robert Price, Hannibal Badham and other African American carpenters in late 19th, early 20th century Edenton embodies the vitality of the town’s Black community.
Harriet Jacobs’ 1861 autobiography reveals a woman’s life in enslavement, but after her years in hiding and escape to the North, she became an advocate for other African Americans.
A crowd-funding effort that nearly doubled its goal will help owner Buddy Creef reopen the century-old Pioneer Theater, where generations have watched countless screenings, including a few East Coast film premieres.
In the last of a three-part series, author Kevin Duffus writes about the “miracle” that saved Ambrose Burnside and his crew during the January 1862 Hatteras Expedition.
In the second of a three-part series, author Kevin Duffus writes about Ambrose Burnside and crew’s battle against natural forces during the January 1862 Hatteras Expedition.
Ambrose Burnside’s Hatteras Expedition, which took place 159 years ago this month, was a battle fought not with Confederates but the more powerful forces of nature.
Shipwrecks in the Graveyard of the Atlantic provide researchers and national seashore officials an important link to maritime history on a local, state and global level.