August Programming with Local & State History
Learn about your local landmarks with the library
This August, the Local & State History staff are offering programs to build your knowledge on local history and its permanence in today’s understanding. Join local historical enthusiasts to expand your knowledge on the boats and ships that have travelled the Cape Fear River, then let our local librarian and special guests captivate you with the mystery surrounding the Prince Charles Hotel’s past and future.
The full month’s schedule follows.
Boats on the Cape Fear
Saturday, August 6 6:30 p.m. Transportation Museum
From sailing and shipping to wrecks and floods, the Cape Fear River is an integral part of the history of Fayetteville and southeast North Carolina. Staff of the Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum offer a look at the history of the boats, ships and events on the Cape Fear River. This program takes place at the museum, 325 Franklin St. Following the presentation, drive out to Campbellton Landing for a boat tour of the Cape Fear River. Call 433-1944 for more information.
Prince Charles Hotel: Past, Present & Future
Saturday, August 13 2 p.m. Local & State History Room
Better than a soap opera or a telenovela, come to hear the ongoing story of Fayetteville’s landmark Prince Charles Hotel as told by a Local & State History Room librarian, a city historic resource planner and a redevelopment project manager.
Genealogy Drop-In Clinic
Thursday, August 18 6 p.m. Local & State History Room
Drop in to the Local & State History Room between 6 and 8 p.m. to get your genealogy questions answered by librarians and members of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society. If you are just getting started, stuck at a roadblock, have questions or want to share a new discovery, stop by and chat with us.
For more information on Local & State History programs and other free programs available at the library, call 483-7727 ext. 1359 or visit the library’s website.