The Chapel Hill Historical Society


Doing Our Bit: UNC and the Great War

UNC & Orange County's involvement in WWI

Presentation by Sarah Carrier, Curator,
NC Research & Instructional Librarian,
Wilson Library Special Collections

Sunday, May 21, 2017 3:00-5:00 PM
Wilson Library, Pleasants Auditorium
and North Carolina Collections Gallery
University of North Carolina
200 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC

The Carolina campus transformed into a military training ground when the U.S. prepared for war in 1917.The Chapel Hill Historical Society would like to thank Dr. Robert Anthony, Curator of the Wilson Library NC Special Collections, for setting aside a Sunday afternoon for the CH Historical Society membership to enjoy the current exhibit, Doing Our Bit: UNC and the Great War. Sarah Carrier, NC Research & Instructional Librarian, will give a 30 min. talk on Chapel Hill and Orange County's involvement in WWI in the Pleasants Auditorium, and will answer questions about the WWI photos, documents and artifacts in the NC Collection Gallery. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about UNC's little-known involvement in preparing troops for our role in the "Great War". Visitors with mobility issues will need to use the east entrance elevator. There is also disabled parking near the library. Students are gone, so hopefully there will be sufficient parking. (GPS: 200 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC)

Free and open to the public. Call the Chapel Hill Historical Society for information: 919-929-1793.