PNC Financial Services will open a new exhibit in Rocky Mount this week that will honor PNC predecessor banks from the city.
The banks being featured include Planters National Bank, Peoples Bank & Trust and Centura Bank. The multimedia exhibit features artifacts, images and oral histories from bank employees and community leaders.
The exhibit, called "The Centura Tradition: Building Community Since 1899," is part of PNC's Legacy Project, which honors the banks that have become part of PNC through acquisitions.
PNC will provide a media preview of the exhibit on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The exhibit will be on display at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences at 270 Gay Street in Rocky Mount.
PNC completed its $3.45 billion acquisition of Raleigh-based RBC Bank from Royal Bank of Canada in March. Royal Bank of Canada had acquired Centura in 2001. Centura was established in 1990 after the merger of Planters National Bank and Peoples Bank & Trust.
Planters Bank & Trust was founded in 1899, while Peoples Bank & Trust formed in 1931 during the Great Depression.