The Treasures of Carolina: Stories from the State Archives exhibit will be extended to July 31, 2016.
A selection of the state’s historic documents will be exhibited in Treasures of Carolina: Stories from the State Archives of North Carolina at the Museum of History, October 24, 2015–June 19, 2016. Documents from the Archives vault, unique letters, historic photographs, public records, and other media will illuminate the myriad of ways in which the holdings of the State Archives document the workings of our government, provide evidence of civil liberties, and preserve the history and culture of North Carolina. This exhibit is sponsored by the Friends of the Archives and runs through July 31, 2016. Additional funding was provided by the N.C. Bar Association Foundation, the Raleigh Times, and Wells Fargo.
These following items will be on view for a limited time:
- Famous Signatures – on view February 15 through June 14, 2016. Exhibit visitors will see letters or documents signed by George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Theodore Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert Einstein and Buckminster Fuller.
- North Carolina’s official copy of the Bill of Rights – on view June 15 through 19, 2016. This document was stolen from the State Capitol by a Union soldier following the Civil War. In an FBI sting operation, it was recovered in 2003.
- 19th & 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – on view June 20, 2016, through July 31, 2016. North Carolina’s official copy of the 19th Amendment gives women the right to vote and 26th Amendment gives U. S. citizens over the age of 18 the right to vote.