Extra! Extra! The Raleigh Times Paperboys Turn 100! Celebration and Fundraiser Planned!

This Monday, August 31st, 2015, marks the centennial anniversary of The Raleigh Times “Newsboys” photograph held by the State Archives of North Carolina. To commemorate this milestone, the State Archives has planned an exhibit and an afternoon of events hosted by the Raleigh Times Restaurant and Bar, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m, August 31st. The facade in the photograph, taken by Albert Barden on August 31st, 1915, may look familiar to those who frequent downtown Raleigh because the one-time newspaper offices located at 14 E. Hargett Street have housed the Raleigh Times Restaurant since 2006.

Schedule of Events:

11 a.m. – The exhibit opens to the public at the Raleigh Times Restaurant and Bar, 14 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The original 8″ x 10″ glass plate negative of the “Newsboys” photograph will be on display all afternoon.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Have your picture taken outside with a life-sized “paperboys” cutout!

3 p.m. – Children’s story time, The Paperboy, by Dav Pilkey, with a representative from the State Library of North Carolina. Free giveaways of NCpedia stickers and coloring pages, as well as Times Boys bobble head dolls and storybooks.

5 p.m. – “Special” keg tapping and free giveaways of Raleigh Times t-shirts, gift cards, and Times Boys bobble heads.

Throughout the event, Archivists from the State Archives of North Carolina will be available to answer questions about the Archives’ photograph and other collections. Also, representatives from the Friends of the Archives will be on hand to distribute information about the SANC and the upcoming exhibit, The Treasures of Carolina …Stories from the State Archives, at the North Carolina Museum of History. Donations to help fund this historic and exciting exhibit will be gratefully accepted!

For more information on the State Archives of North Carolina or the State Library of North Carolina, please visit our websites!