What do we collect?

collection of artifacts

What does each site collect?

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A-B

Alamance Battleground: Artifacts relating to backcountry life in the mid to late 18th century and the War of the Regulation.

Bennett Place: Artifacts relating to Civil War activities in North Carolina; specifically, the surrender of General Johnston to General Sherman and those artifacts relating to or representing the James Bennett family, their farm, and mid-19th century farm life.

Bentonville Battlefield: Artifacts relating to Civil War activities in North Carolina; specifically, the fighting in the Bentonville area, Civil War field medicine, and those artifacts relating to or representing the Harper family.

Brunswick Town / Fort Anderson: Artifacts relating to the history of Brunswick Town and its inhabitants and Fort Anderson and the people who served or lived there.
 

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C-F

CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center: Artifacts relating to Civil War activities in North Carolina, specifically relating to the CSS Neuse, the Kinston battles, eastern North Carolina wartime activity, and Confederate maritime history.

Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum: Artifacts relating to Dr. Brown’s life, the history of the Palmer Memorial Institute, and African-American education.

Duke Homestead: Artifacts relating to the history of tobacco farming and industry in North Carolina, the Washington Duke family, the American Tobacco Company, and farm life in the third quarter of the 19th century.

Fort Dobbs: Artifacts relating to the history of Fort Dobbs, the Cherokee Indians, and the French and Indian War.

Fort Fisher: Artifacts relating to Civil War activities in North Carolina, specifically relating to Fort Fisher and the blockade and the people who served there.

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G-M

Gov Charles B. Aycock Birthplace: Artifacts relating to the Aycock family farm, Governor Charles B. Aycock, and education in North Carolina in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Historic Bath: Artifacts relating to the history of the town of specifically, artifacts relating to the histories of the Palmer-Marsh House, the Bonner House, the Van Der Veer House, and the St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Historic Edenton: Artifacts relating to the history of the town of Edenton, and especially the Iredell family and Iredell House, Chowan County Courthouse, and Roanoke River Lighthouse.

Historic Halifax: Artifacts relating to the history of the town of Halifax and the Roanoke River Valley from 1760 to 1840.

Historic Stagville: Artifacts relating to the Bennehan family plantation before the Civil War including its large African-American slave community and post-Civil War tenant farmer’s residence.

Horne Creek Farm: Artifacts relating to the Hauser family and northwestern Piedmont farming of the early 20th century.

House in the Horseshoe: Artifacts relating to the Alston family, the 1781 battle that occurred at the house, and Governor Benjamin Williams’ later residence at this site.

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N-R

NC Transportation Museum: Artifacts relating to the history of transportation in North Carolina.

President James K. Polk Museum: Artifacts relating to the life and times of President James K. Polk and to early 19th century pioneer lifestyles.

Reed Gold Mine: Artifacts relating to the discovery of gold in North Carolina and the history of gold mining and minting gold in North Carolina.

Roanoke Island Festival Park: Artifacts relating to the settlement and history of Roanoke Island.

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S-Z

Somerset Place: Artifacts relating to the history of Somerset Place, its inhabitants, both enslaved and free, and plantation life in North Carolina.

NC State Capitol: Artifacts relating to the construction, operation, and history of the Capitol building.

Thomas Wolfe Memorial: Artifacts relating to the life of Thomas Wolfe and his family, specifically the boardinghouse run by his mother, Julia Wolfe.

Town Creek Indian Mound: Artifacts relating to the Pee Dee Culture and Native American life in the 13th and 14th centuries.

Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace: Artifacts relating to the life of Governor Zebulon B. Vance and his military and political careers.