- War of 1812 in the Backcountry symposium – Howard Kittell of the Hermitage
- Video of Don Hickey, nationally recognized as a leading scholar of the War of 1812
- Successful Salisbury Symposium on the War of 1812 in the Backcountry
- North Carolina Humanities Council awards a grant for upcoming symposium!
- Living history event this weekend: British Landing at Ocracoke!
Category Archives: History
Howard is the President & CEO of The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson in Nashville, TN. It is one of the oldest presidential museums in the United States, established in 1889. The Hermitage tells the story of Andrew Jackson’s rise … Continue reading
Don’s talk was entitled “What we Know Ain’t So: Myths of the War of 1812.” We learned about ten overarching myths of the War of 1812 and he easily explained to us why these things we thought we knew aren’t … Continue reading
On June 18th, 2012, Governor Beverly Perdue issued a proclamation marking the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812. North Carolina’s role in the war was varied — Guilford County native Dolley Paine Madison was First Lady … Continue reading
Transcribed and annotated by John A. McGeachy from “Cape Fear Sketches” by Col. John D. Jones (ca 1789-1854) of Wilmington. McGeachy was recently retired from NCSU after 25 years of service. He plans to publish an annotated edition of Jones’ … Continue reading
By RoAnn Bishop From the Fall 2008 issue of Tar Heel Junior Historian: North Carolina History for Students, produced by the North Carolina Museum of History Like the sea he loved, Otway Burn’s life was full of ups and downs. … Continue reading
For many thousands of people, old fort Macon is a well known landmark and historic attraction. Its imposing walls have been a source of wonder and curiosity for decades. But many people are not aware of Fort Macon’s predecessor, an … Continue reading
Jim Greathouse, Park Ranger Historian Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum Gunboat 166 was one of three Jeffersonian gunboats built in North Carolina prior to the War of 1812. These small warships were meant for coastal patrolling, harbor protection, … Continue reading
By: Andrew Duppstadt, Assistant Curator of Education, NC Historic Sites During the War of 1812, no political figure stood taller and commanded more respect in North Carolina than Nathaniel Macon. A native of Warren County and veteran of the American … Continue reading
During the summer of 2010, a patron from Durham, N.C. walked into the North Carolina Museum of History with a box of artifacts and documents. Earlier correspondence, had indicated that the patron’s family had recently sold a house located on … Continue reading