In case you live in North Carolina, or will be on vacation there:
We look forward to seeing you the first weekend in June.
Please see below for links:
3rd Annual Family History Fair and Heritage Weekend
Friday, June 1st; Saturday, June 2nd; Sunday, June 3rd
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, New Bern, North Carolina
The event will also include exhibits by area libraries, genealogical, historical, and cultural groups as well as family photo displays, kids’ history activities, door prizes, and a tea cup auction. The exhibits, displays, kids' activities, and beginning genealogy classes are free and open to the public:
Friday, June 1st, 9 am—5 pm
Six Family History Research Classes with the North Carolina State Archives and State Library will feature Debbi Blake, North Carolina Archives Public Services Supervisor; Chris Meekins, North Carolina State Archivist; Kay Tillotson, North Carolina State Library Genealogy Research Librarian; and Jefferson Currie, Native American Research Specialist.
Topics covered will include "Resources Available Onsite and Online at the North Carolina State Archives and Library", "Researching Revolutionary War, Civil War, African American, and Native American Ancestry." Family History Research Classes: Pre-paid registration is $25 by May 26th, after, $35. A pre-paid box lunch is also available for $8 by May 26th, after $10.
Saturday, June 2nd, 9 am—5 pm
300th Heritage Luncheon Featuring The Civil War in ENC. Presentation by Mr. Chris Meekins, Archivist, NC State Archives, and the beautiful voices of The Heritage Chorale of Eastern North Carolina. Luncheon menu includes Baked Ziti with Meat Sauce and Baked Chicken, Garden Salad, Garlic Bread, Strawberry & Blueberry Shortcake, and Coffee, Tea (Sweet/Unsweet), or Water. Veggie Pasta (Red or White Sauce) is also available. Pre-paid luncheon tickets are $20 by May 26th, after $25.
Free Kids’ Event (9 am—Noon and 2 pm—4 pm ): Make Historical Crafts, Hear Stories, Pet an Alpaca (9a-12p), Sit on an Antique Tractor, and more Fun Activities!
Free Beginning Genealogy Classes at 10 am and 3pm include "How Do I Start My Family History?" by Barbara Ordione Kerr, sponsored by The Pamlico County Family History Library, Museum, and Heritage Center, "Getting the Most Out of the Federal Census Reports" by Carolyn Smith and Lois Gregory sponsored by The Craven County Genealogical Society, and "Researching DAR Records Online" by Lou Tate Walker and Carolyn Clemmer McCulley sponsored by The Richard Dobbs Spaight DAR Chapter.
Sunday, June 3rd, 10am—1 pm
Heritage Park Brunch & Ground-Breaking Ceremony.
Enjoy a wonderful brunch which includes Scrambled Eggs, Bacon & Sausage Patties, Biscuits, Breakfast Gravy for Biscuits, Pancakes with Butter & Syrup, Cheesy Breakfast Potatoes, Sliced Fruit, and Coffee, Water, or Assorted Juices (Orange, Tomato and Grapefruit). $15 by 5/26, After $20.
All the Best,
*The Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina*