Dare County in the 1930s Program Featured at Friends of the Outer Banks History Center’s Annual Meeting, April 12

[This blog post comes from a press release from the Outer Banks History Center.]

Dare County in the 1930s Program Featured at Friends of the Outer Banks History Center’s Annual Meeting, April 12

MANTEO – The Friends of the Outer Banks History Center chairman Clark Twiddy invites all to attend the Friends’ annual meeting on Friday April 12.  The program will feature a panel discussion, Dare County in the 1930s: Decade of Determination, which highlights the center’s current exhibit by the same name.  Discover what made the 1930s such a pivotal time and learn of the many transformations that new roads and bridges brought to Dare.  Under the backdrop of the Great Depression, it was the dawn of the modern era of tourism and the birth of outdoor drama, when Paul Green’s The Lost Colony debuted at the Waterside Theater, all topped off by a presidential visit to view the play.

Dare County in the 1930s: Decade of Determination exhibit

Dare County in the 1930s: Decade of Determination exhibit

Panelists for the program, “Dare County in the 1930s: Decade of Determination” include Sarah Downing, Outer Banks History Center assistant curator and author of three local history books; Brian Edwards, professor of history for ten years at the College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City; Jim Senter, independent researcher and Civilian Conservation Corps expert from Durham; and, John Havel, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse specialist from Raleigh.   OBHC curator and site manager KaeLi Schurr will moderate the exchange.  All participants share a special enthusiasm for this era of Outer Banks history.

The program runs from 4:00—5:00 p.m. and will be followed by a short business meeting and presentation of this year’s Lois W. Bradshaw Volunteer of the Year Award Presentation from 5:00—5:30 p.m.  Afterwards, share light refreshments and tour the exhibit from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  Join us for an evening of walking down memory lane and good camaraderie.

About the Outer Banks History Center

The Outer Banks History Center is a regional archives and research library administered by the State Archives of North Carolina, Department of Cultural Resources.  It is open to the public and is located across from the Manteo, N.C. waterfront at Roanoke Island Festival Park.  The reading room is open Monday through Friday and the History Center Gallery is open 7 days/week.  For more information, call (252) 473-2655, e-mail obhc@ncdcr.gov, visit www.obhistorycenter.ncdcr.gov, or see us on Facebook.

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