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The Early Development
of the Tar River Valley

The Early Development of the Tar River Valley of North Carolina is the focus of the 2014-2015 lecture series of the Tar River Center for History and Culture. Beginning on September 25, 2014, the lectures will address the impact of geology on human activity, native American settlements, architecture in the region during the eighteenth century, and public dissatisfaction with land policies during the mid-eighteenth century. Details are available here.

Center Develops
3-Year Strategic Plan

The Tar River Center for History and Culture has developed a strategic plan for the period 2014-2017. According to Maury York, the center's director, the plan was crafted in response to suggestions made at a well-attended public meeting in September 2013 and at two subsequent focus group meetings. "It is an ambitious plan," York said, "but I look forward to working with our local government partners and with volunteers as we carry it out." The report is available here.

TRCHC Releases
1st Annual Report

TRCHC Honors
Joseph E. Elmore

Joseph E. Elmore at Marker Dedication

On Thursday, May 1, 2014 - exactly 149 years after thousands of Union troops pitched their tents on the campuses of Louisburg Female College and Louisburg Male Academy before continuing their march from Raleigh to Washington, D.C....Read More

Mission

The Tar River Center for History and Culture at Louisburg College promotes a sense of community and shared history by helping citizens of all ages and backgrounds to explore the rich architecture, culture, and history of the Upper Tar River region of North Carolina.

Images from the North Carolina Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill