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219 Public School Teachers, 74 NC Counties, and Over 30,660 K-12 Students

If you question what impact the North Caroliniana Society is making across the state of North Carolina, just consider the incredible popularity and influence of the William Friday Teacher Retreats, offered in partnership with Carolina K-12, a program of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Public Humanities, since 2016. These retreats, the most recent of which was held at UNC-Chapel […]

Society Supports Two New Projects

In the interest of drawing attention on two different views to law and justice in North Carolina, the Society has provided some of the funding since last fall for an exhibit entitled “Law and Justice: The Supreme Court of North Carolina, 1819-2019” and a project in the Southern Historical Collection at UNC-CH’s Wilson Library to […]

2019 Asheville Friday Teachers Retreat

North Carolina history and culture present a chorus of diverse and distinctive people and events. One could argue that Asheville, NC, is one of the loveliest places in the state to do a deep dive into a study of the Tar Heel State. That’s exactly what thirty 4th-12th grade public school teachers did this July […]

Announcing Executive Director Copie Cain

Copie Cain joins the North Caroliniana Society as its first Executive Director July 1, 2019. With a UNC-CH Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration concentrated in accounting, she began her career as a CPA with Ernst & Young. Copie has also worked or volunteered with the North Carolina Community Foundation, Project Enlightenment, St. Timothy’s […]

Saluting Dannye Romine Powell

In Lexington July 26-27, Society member Dannye Romine Powell of Charlotte was honored during the 2019 North Carolina Writers Conference. Last year she won first place in the Hackney Literary Award’s national poetry contest. Author of four collections of poetry, including Brockman-Campbell Award winners The Ecstasy of Regret and The Necklace of Bees, she was […]

Students Explore the Triumphs and Tragedies in History

This past school year, over 5,000 students from across North Carolina began researching examples of triumphs and tragedies in history as part of National History Day. The North Caroliniana Society donated $15,000 to the North Carolina affiliate program to assist these middle and high school historians in their hands-on discovery of history. After months or […]

Announcing New Archie K. Davis Fellowships Policy and the 2019 Davis Fellows

Beginning in 2020, each of the four or five Archie K. Davis Fellowships awarded annually by the North Caroliniana Society shall be in the $4,000-$5,000 range. This change, a fewer number of fellowships and the larger amount of each stipend, reflects the desire of the Society and the Davis Family to make these awards more […]

William Friday Teachers Retreat: Carolina Voices

“The event was indeed a retreat. I feel one of the biggest strengths was being appreciated and treated as a professional. The sessions were balanced and well-paced. I thoroughly enjoyed the variety of activities and quality of the presenters. The title was Carolina Voices, and I believe we heard many, including our fellow teachers. This […]

In memory of Dr. H. G. Jones

Dr. H. G. Jones, archivist, historian, teacher, and author, died October 14, 2018, at The Arbor, Galloway Ridge at Farrington, PIttsboro, North Carolina. In 1975 he founded the North Caroliniana Society and served as its secretary-treasurer until 2010. As one part of his very considerable legacy, the Society is the only organization that encompasses the […]

Archie K. Davis Fellowship Program is Thirty and Thriving

Since the spring of 1988, approximately 400 scholars have been awarded Archie K. Davis Fellowships in a targeted research program sponsored by the North Caroliniana Society. On a competitive basis, the program’s funding has supported hands-on research by young scholars spending time in North Carolina’s historical and cultural collections, both public and private. This spring […]