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.
"Geology of the Upper Tar River Basin: How Has It Influenced Human Activity?"
Edward F. (Skip) Stoddard, PhD, Retired Faculty, North Carolina State University
Part-time Geologist, North Carolina Geological Survey
"The Earliest North Carolinians: Native American Occupations along the Tar River Valley"
Dr. I. Randolph Daniel, Jr., Professor and Interim Chair Department of Anthropology, East Carolina University
Annual Joseph E. Elmore Lecture
"18th Century Architecture in the Upper Tar River Valley"
Michael Southern, Senior Architectural Historian and GIS Coordinator
North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
"Precursors of the Regulator Movement in Old Granville County:
Reuben Searcy's Petition (1759) and George Sims's 'Nutbush Address' (1765)"
Dr. Carole Watterson Troxler, Professor Emerita of History, Elon University
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Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Benson Chapel of Louisburg College. All are free and open to the public, and parking is available in front of the chapel and adjacent to the Jones Performing Arts Center. Both parking areas are accessible from College Street.
For more information, call the Tar River Center for History and Culture at (919) 497-3252 or send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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