The Story of North Carolina opens at the NC Museum of History this weekend. This is part one of a huge, permanent exhibit covering 14,000 years of history in North Carolina.
The new exhibit will span nine galleries:
An Ancient People. Objects used and left behind dating from 12,000 to 1000 B.C.E., giving a hint to the nomadic lifestyles of ancient North Carolinians.
A Rough Frontier. The early years included political instability, rebellion, Indian wars and pirates! Includes items recovered from the shipwreck of Blackbeard's Queen Anne’s Revenge.
Building Community. English, German, Scots-Irish, Africans and Highland Scot immigrants brought their own customs and foods. Items include a Gaelic Bible and a German painted blanket chest.
Unrest and Revolution. North Carolina’s role in the American War for Independence, including the famous Edenton Tea Party in 1774.
Forging a New Nation. North Carolina officially became the 12th state on Nov. 21, 1789. See symbols that North Carolinians used to express their new national identity.
Providing for Family. A close-up look at farm life before the Civil War.
Part One of the exhibit will go through the 1830s. The second part of the exhibit, telling the rest of the state's story, will open in November.