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In light of NCDHHS recommendations, WFU Lifelong Learning and Museum staff have decided to postpone “Early NC: Stories of Turmoil and Aspiration” scheduled for Saturday, March 21st. We have a great day in store for you and we intend to reschedule as soon as feasible. Watch your email for that announcement.We appreciate your understanding.
We are pleased to announce “Early North Carolina: Stories of Turmoil and Aspiration,” a course hosted by the WFU Lifelong Learning program on March 21, 2020 at the Wake Forest Historical Museum.
From early confusion over boundaries and property lines, to the influx of a wide variety of racial and ethnic cultures, to war, and to the struggle for settlement and civic stability, guest lecturers Jake Ruddiman and Mary Tribble will examine the fascinating, complex, and often troubling story of North Carolina’s history.
Course topics include the upheaval of revolution for the peaceful Moravian settlers, the shock for soldiers from northern colonies coming to the state to fight in the Revolution and seeing the enslavement of Africans firsthand, and the determination of educated clergy hoping to establish lasting institutions such as Wake Forest College. Participants will examine letters of soldiers, detailed reports of the Moravians, and letters and diaries of the Wait and Merriam families contemplating a college in a slave-holding state. With ample time for questions and the opportunity to tour the museum galleries and historic Calvin Jones House, we will have a full and absorbing day!
“Early North Carolina: Stories of Turmoil and Aspiration” is the first lifelong learning course to be offered at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, and we hope you take advantage of this special opportunity!
Course registration costs $125 and the day includes a morning snack and lunch. The course will be held at the Wake Forest Historical Museum (414 N. Main Street, Wake Forest) on March 21, 2020 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and includes a morning snack and lunch. Course registration costs $125. Seating is limited so please register early.