History

Merci Train Boxcar Symbolizes French-American Ties

Following World War II, in recognition of American postwar relief efforts, the people of France sent over boxcars filled with gifts to say “thank you.”

History

Records of the Moravians Conserved in Raleigh

The living history of North Carolina’s Moravians still resides in Old Salem, but for a taste of the stories behind the history, head east to the D.H. Hill Library.

History

Town Milk Put Tarboro on the Map

As the first city in the country — and perhaps the world — to operate a municipal milk plant, Tarboro set an international example for public health in the early 20th century.

History

Jonkonnu Is A Whirl of Song and Dance

Every Christmas, the little-known antebellum tradition of Jonkonnu, found almost nowhere else in North America, comes to life in New Bern.

History

Christmas Aboard the USS North Carolina

For USS North Carolina crewmen in the middle of World War II, Christmas came wrapped in a filmstrip.

History

What’s the History of the Sweet Potato?

The sweet potato dates back centuries and how it became North Carolina’s official state vegetable is just part of the story.

History

The Marines of Montford Point

During World War II, a military base in Jacksonville served as the training camp for the first African-American Marines since the American Revolution.

History

When Trolleys Ruled the Roads of North Carolina

A century ago, streetcars were more than just a romantic notion. They were a reliable way for North Carolinians to get around.

History

A Tartan of Our Own

The dyed woolen cloth makes a lovely scarf or a fetching tie, but the distinctive Carolina tartan pattern represents so much more.