This October, the Local & State History staff are offering programs to embolden the entire family to visit the library and learn together about their shared heritage. Join local historical enthusiasts to expand your understanding of the Victorian Era in Fayetteville, local architecture and explore the resources available for your own historical interests.
The full month’s schedule follows. All events take place at Headquarters Library.
Family History Day
Saturday, October 1 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Learn about family history and genealogy with speakers, information from regional libraries, genealogical societies and family heritage centers, as well as crafts and games. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.
Virtual Family History Fair
Saturday, October 15 10 a.m. Local & State History Room
The Virtual Family History Fair offered by the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library will include four lectures and information on libraries and genealogy collections across North Carolina.
Victorian Series – Victorian Mourning
Tuesday, October 18 6:30 p.m. Local & State History Room
Cross Creek Cemetery, MacPherson Church Cemetery and Brookside Cemetery…We’ve all seen the gravestones, but what happened before the burial? Heidi Bleazey from the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum discusses the mourning rituals of the Victorian Era and what that would have been like in Fayetteville.
Genealogy Drop-In Clinic
Thursday, October 20 6 - 8 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.
Local Buildings and Landmarks History Club
Monday, October 24 6 p.m. Conference Room #3
Explore and share your interest in local historic buildings and landmarks. Enjoy a different presentation each week.
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.