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Fall 2018 HSNC Meeting, Raleigh, NC

October 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Historical Society of North Carolina will meet Friday, October 12, 2018 on the campus of Meredith College at Raleigh with faculty member and HSNC member Dan Fountain as our host.

As the day of our meeting falls upon the first full day of the State Fair at the nearby fairground attendees are asked to allow additional time for driving and navigating any additional “situations” caused by that annual event.

Program Itinerary (All events are in Belk Dining Hall)

2:00-3:00 pm:  Council Meeting (downstairs meeting room)

3:00-4:00 pm:  Social time (Oak Room downstairs)

4:00-5:30 pm:  Afternoon program (Oak Room): New Voyages to Carolina

Our afternoon program will be devoted to the recent compilation of HSNC members Larry Tise and Jeff Crow, New Voyages to Carolina: Reinterpreting North Carolina History, (UNC Press, 2017) which presents a powerful and unique approach for comprehending and sharing North Carolina’s history. This recent publication may very well change how we all have been presenting the history of the Old North State. Drs. Tise and Crow will lead in the afternoon’s program and as they have commented:

North Carolina defies the typical patterns for telling the story of American history. The traditional tendency of batching North Carolina with aggrieved slaveholding states of the Old South and New South centers of commerce does not really work. North Carolina followed its own distinctive route which we have sought to describe in a new chronology that finds continuity between the aspirations of Indian natives and European colonists.

We believe that we have outlined a new narrative that describes the campaigns of those who have inhabited these lands to make use of its extraordinary natural resources, to create a government appropriate to a diverse environment and population, and to unleash a great variety of voices through music, art, and literature. We thus invite Carolinians of all stripes to join with us on these “new voyages to Carolina.”

Historical Society of North Carolina contributors to the New Voyages publication:

  • Karl E. Campbell, Appalachian State University
  • Jeffrey J. Crow, Office of Archives and History (retired)
  • Jerry Gershenhorn, North Carolina Central University
  • Charles F. Irons, Elon University
  • Richard Starnes, Western Carolina University
  • Larry E. Tise, East Carolina University
  • Carole Watterson Troxler, Elon University
  • Karin Zipf, East Carolina University

4:00-4:15: Jeffrey Crow, co-editor:  An Overview of the New Voyages Project
4:15-4:40: Larry Tise, co-editor:  Overview and Perspective of “A New Description of North Carolina”
4:40-4:50: Commentary by a contributor seeking to formulate a new history of North Carolina—Karl Campbell, Appalachian State University
4:50-5:00: Commentary by a reviewer/critic of the published work—Harry L. Watson, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
5:00-5:30: Open discussion

*We hope to have a few copies of the New Voyages available for purchase and for autographing.

5:30-6:00 pm:  Business Meeting (members only; Oak Room): We will elect officers for the next year, deal with new business, and recognize the recipients of the R.D.W. Connor Award, the Hugh T. Lefler Award, and the Outstanding Teacher of North Carolina History Award. President Maury York will deliver the memoir for our departed colleague and member Donald Lennon.

6:00-7:00 pm:  Dinner (upstairs dining room- by reservation only- see details below)

7:00-8:00 pm:  Evening program (upstairs dining room): Outgoing President Maury York will deliver the evening address: “‘A State of Shock:’ the Desegregation of Public Schools in Franklin County, North Carolina, 1965-1968.”

Registration / Meal: Due October 9th

We will be having the “Yucatan Bowl”- people will be able to create a vegetarian or carnivorous option of their own.  If you have not already paid for your meal(s) please do so by no later than October 9th.The cost per meal will be $20.00* per person and payment can be sent to our Treasurer:

Mike Hill
Research Branch
NC Office of Archives and History
4610 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC  27699-4610

* If you are also paying for back dues (those who are in arrears have been emailed) you can combine your dues with dinner reservations in one check to Mike as long as you specify that when you send the check to him.

Parking at Meredith

The Campus Police will permit us to use the reserve parking area behind Belk Dining Hall (Lot 12).

There are about 20 parking spaces available at this location. If there is any overflow, parking on Main Campus Drive and Commuter Lots 6 & 7are options. Consequently, we encourage all who can to carpool.

Please consult the campus map here for the pertinent locations.


Accommodations in the Meredith College vicinity

Summit Hospitality: They have several properties in the Crabtree Valley Mall area that you can choose from. Taquorya T. Powell-Brown – Area Sales Manager – Raleigh Market; Summit Hospitality Group, Ltd., Direct: 919-279-3004, Cell: 919-998-8232, email: tbrown@shgltd.com. Website: www.summithospitality.com.

Holiday Inn Downtown: Here is a link to our rate on their website: Meredith College Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown Reservations.  Contact person: Ann Chica, email: achica@soundhospitality.com. Website: www.hiraleighdowntown.com, Phone: 919-582-1821, Fax: 919-833-1631.

Ramada Inn on Blue Ridge Road: You would call the front desk and ask for the Meredith rate. (The closest motel to Meredith) https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/ramada/raleigh-north-carolina/ramada-raleigh-blue-ridge/overview. Phone: 800-854-9517.


October 12, 2018
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States