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Preservation Chapel Hill Invites You to our May Exhibit Opening

  • The Horace Williams House 610 E Rosemary St Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)

 Join us for the Opening Reception, "It's because we are going towards home" 
Sense of Place among Civil War-Era North Carolinians

Preservation Chapel Hill cordially invites you to attend our opening reception for "It's because we are going towards home:" Sense of Place among Civil War-Era North Carolinians. This exhibit explores North Carolinians' thoughts about "home" during and after the Civil War. The war exposed North Carolina's men, women, and slaves to new and challenging circumstances. Our exhibit discusses how they responded to these situations and the pivotal role of home.

Sense of Place among Civil War-Era North Carolinians was completed in partnership with North Carolina State University's Public History program. Dr. Craig Friend's graduate level museum studies class researched, wrote, and designed the exhibit. This partnership is a great example of how Preservation Chapel Hill and area universities can work together to showcase North Carolina's history while giving students professional experience.

Sense of Place among Civil War-Era North Carolinians will be on display at the Horace Williams House throughout May. After May, it will become our first traveling exhibit available to area libraries, schools, and museums. Contact Cassandra if you would like more information about borrowing this exhibit.