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Champney Sketches Added to NC Digital Collections

We are constantly adding new materials to the North Carolina Digital Collections, but one recent addition of note includes the Civil War sketches of soldier and artist, Edwin G. Champney, from the Outer Banks History Center.

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Juniper Bay, Hyde County, N.C. Civil War sketches by Edwin G. Champney, Civil War Collection, NC Digital Collections

This collection includes sixty unpublished pen-and-ink sketchbook drawings of coastal North Carolina between 1862-1863 illustrated by soldier and artist, Edwin G. Champney (1843-1899). Champney was a native Bostonian and Union soldier. Champney enlisted as a private in the 5th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, Company G at the time he sketched the drawings. He arrived in Eastern North Carolina in October 1862 and took part in the Goldsboro Expedition. Champney was stationed at Cape Hatteras from February 23, 1863 until the close of his North Carolina tour on June 22, 1863. The original artwork include scenes showing landmarks, landscapes, and Union military activity from or in the vicinity of Hatteras Island, New Bern, Kinston, Plymouth, and Hyde County. The sketchbook was donated to the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo, which is the permanent home for the drawings.

These materials are now part of the Civil War Collection in the North Carolina Digital Collections.

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Local Artist and Community Leader Featured in Book

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

Glen and Pat Eure hold a copy of the book recently donated to the OBHC

Glen and Pat Eure with a copy of the book Glenn Eure: Artful Rogue of the Outer Banks.

The Outer Banks History Center in Manteo was the recent recipient of the new book, Glenn Eure: Artful Rogue of the Outer Banks, written by the artist’s wife and gallery partner, Pat Eure, and published by Linda Lauby of the Outer Banks Press. The full-size, full-length book came about as a birthday tribute for Glenn’s 80th birthday and is filled with evocative color photos of the artist’s watercolors, wood cuts, sculpture and mixed media pieces. Pat’s poetry is interspersed amongst the art.

Pat and Glenn, an unparalleled artist and local icon, are well known in the Outer Banks community for their support of the arts and involvement with the Dare County Arts Council and other local causes. The Eures were active in Icarus International and instrumental in founding of the Icarus Monument to a Century of Flight. The only thing bigger and brighter than this book is the spirit of its creators, Miss Pat and Mr. Glenn.