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April 2012
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Haven on the Hill: A History of North Carolina’s Dorothea Dix Hospital by Marjorie O’Rorke.

This is an historical account of events from the 1848 legislative authorization to fund and build the state’s first mental hospital to the ongoing debate over the property’s future in the early 21st century.  The author’s narrative includes the personal stories of those who served the patients as well as thoughtful analysis of the trends and developments that defined the hospital as an institution.  North Carolina Office of Archives and History

This Week!!! History à la Carte: Folk Potters of North Carolina

Folklore Professor to Speak at N.C. Museum of History.

Generations of potters in our state have produced traditional utilitarian pieces of earthenware and stoneware. Come hear Charles Zug, retired professor of English and Folklore at UNC-CH and author of Turners and Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina discuss craftspeople and the development of the pottery industry in North Carolina. Admission is free.

Wednesday, April 11, 12:10–1 p.m.  Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

For more about upcoming events at the NC Museum of History, click here.

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