History


Sherman’s Final March

The Union lays waste to Fayetteville in its push through the Carolinas. (Volume 5, Part Two)

Why Is There a Bump in the NC/Va Border?

Trace your finger along a map of North Carolina, and you'll notice a slight notch in the border our...

The Fabric of Elkin: The Chatham Manufacturing Company

Thanks to the Chatham Manufacturing Company, the history of Elkin is defined by a single cozy object: the Chatham...

The Union Takes Wilmington

Confederate troops fail to defend the vital port city. (Volume 5, Part 1)

History Unwrapped: The Our State Back Catalog

This month, we are thrilled to announce the opening of the State Library of North Carolina's latest digital collection:...

The South’s Gibraltar: Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher endures a punishing barrage by an armada from the North. (Volume 4, Part 11)

Keepers of the Light: North Carolina’s Linemen

It’s easy to take for granted the gifts of electric heat and light, but it wasn’t so long ago...

The History of the Scuppernong

In Columbia, the river that gave its name to our grape is a lifeline and a family tie.

Freedom Nears for Slaves

The slave trade in North Carolina thrives, despite the impending demise of the Confederacy. (Volume 4, Part 10)