Dare County in the 1930s: Decade of Determination
Despite the Great Depression, the 1930s were times of great change in Dare County, N.C. The building of roads and bridges, improvements to national historic sites and the resourcefulness of the people created unparalleled opportunities for economic growth and set a new course for the future that would bring the region into national prominence. The Outer Banks History Center will tell this story in a new exhibit to debut March 1, 2013, Dare County in the 1930s: Decade of Determination. [Read more...]
Mann and Midyett Family Papers Online Exhibit
The Mann and Midyett families have had a long presence in northeastern North Carolina with roots reaching back to the early 18th century. In 2008, the Outer Banks History Center acquired this collection of correspondence, birth records, receipts, land deeds, financial information, estate inventories, and ephemera that provides a valuable glimpse of life in the Federal Period (1775-1830) in coastal North Carolina by tracing several generations of one of the early pioneering families in this region.The processing of these papers and this online exhibit was made possible through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). [Read more...]
National Historic Records and Publications (NHPRC) Grant to Ease Collections Use
David Stick December 21,1919 - May 24, 2009
David Stick's legacy lives on in the books he researched, the organizations he founded and in the hearts and minds of everyone who was inspired by his keen wit, sharp mind and generous spirit. [Read more...]
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