Programs

  • September 24 at 3pm – Zoom Presentation by Sandy Henkel on the UNC Naval Armory and Military Organizations at UNC During WWII and their Legacy Today – note, due to scheduling conflicts with the Seymour Center, the September program will resume to a Sunday afternoon Zoom presentation.
  • September 30 at 2pm Chapel Hill and WWII – Unveiling of NC Historical Marker of the US Navy Pre-Flight School at UNC – We’re happy to be supporting this event, taking place in front of the Spencer Residence Hall at the corner of East Franklin and Raleigh road. The brief program will include remarks by the Director of US Naval History and Heritage Command.
  • October 14 at 1:30pm at Seymour Center – “The Closing of a School: The History and Legacy of Central High” – We are co-sponsoring with the Orange County Historical Museum and Seymour Center, the showing of this documentary about the closing of this Black high school in Hillsborough.
  • October 13 at 5:30pm: Book Discussion at Flyleaf Books:  KLAN WAR: Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle to Save Reconstruction – Author Fergus M. Bordewich will discuss his new book that shines a light on a period in American history that many are unwilling to acknowledge: The rise of the Ku Klux Klan and their aim to obliterate the democratic power of newly emancipated Black Americans and their white allies, often by the most horrifying means imaginable. Key sections of Bordewich’s book take place in North Carolina. We’re co-sponsoring this book discussion with Flyleaf Books.
  • October 28th – Community Treasures Awards Ceremony – Seymour Center – 3:30pm – We’ll honor this year’s Community Treasures awardees
  • November 19 at 3:00pm Zoom Program – “A Legacy of Leadership: Ruth Pope and Lincoln High School” – Students who were in Ruth Pope’s Home Economics class at Lincoln High School remember her as a kind and concerned teacher but knew little of her history. Ernest Dollar, Director of the City of Raleigh Museum and the Pope House Museum, uses artifacts and images to illuminate the incredible life of Ruth Pope and discuss her dedication to education for Chapel Hill’s African American community.


To view archives of past programs, go here: Past Programs