Digital Resources

Digital Resources Portal

Welcome to the Virtual Historic Edenton! Use this page to access video content related to our site. These resources are perfect for educators, students, or anyone wishing to explore Historic Edenton from the comfort of home.

History From Home: Introduction to the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse

Historic Interpreter Andrew Cole discusses the history of the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, its relocation to Edenton, and preservation.

Juneteenth and John R. Page

This video explains the origins of the Juneteenth holiday and the life of African American carpenter and politician, John R. Page (1840-1881).

History from Home: Introduction to the James Iredell House & Property

Historic Interpreter Andrew Cole discusses the life of Justice James Iredell and his family, as well as their family home, which is located in downtown Edenton, North Carolina.

History from Home: An Introduction to Molly Horniblow

This video describes the life of Molly Horniblow, who was the grandmother of author and abolitionist Harriet Jacobs.

Harriet Jacobs

After nearly seven years hiding in a tiny garret above her grandmother’s home, Harriet Ann Jacobs took a step other slaves dared to dream in 1842; she secretly boarded a boat in Edenton, N.C., bound for Philadelphia, New York and, eventually, freedom. The young slave woman’s flight, and the events leading up to it, are documented in heart-wrenching detail in her autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself, self-published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.