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Everything North Carolina! This page is maintained by Outreach Team at the Government & Heritage Library. To view previous versions of this page, go to: http://wayback.archive-it.org/194/*/www.facebook.com/ncghl/. It is harvested as a part of the State Government Web Site Archives at http://webarchives.ncdcr.gov/

Mission: The North Carolina Government and Heritage Library's (GHL) mission is to preserve and facilitate public access to state government information; advance the study, understanding, and appreciation of North Carolina's cultural heritage; and provide library resources and services that support the operational needs of state government agencies.

Happy Mother's Day! 📷Cover of Wildlife in North Carolina, Vol. 50, no. 3 (March 3, 1986). @NCWildlife North Carolina Dig...
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day! 📷Cover of Wildlife in North Carolina, Vol. 50, no. 3 (March 3, 1986). @NCWildlife North Carolina Digital State Documents Collection. #MothersDay

Let's hear it for the weekend! How are you spending yours?  📷Tar heel junior historian, Vol. 21, no. 1 (Fall 1981).
05/08/2020

Let's hear it for the weekend! How are you spending yours? 📷Tar heel junior historian, Vol. 21, no. 1 (Fall 1981).

Carrie Broadfoot, NC nursing pioneer. Helped control US flu epidemic during #WWI. 📷NC Nursing History from Appalachian S...
05/07/2020

Carrie Broadfoot, NC nursing pioneer. Helped control US flu epidemic during #WWI. 📷NC Nursing History from Appalachian State University#NursesWeek

NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
05/07/2020

NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources

Take a look at this Columbus County Library bookmobile circa 1947!

Bookmobiles in North Carolina have always been a vital part of library services. In 1923, Durham Public Library became the owners of the state's first bookmobile. Their success led to many other counties following the trend, including some counties using old school buses and pick up trucks. By the mid-1950s, North Carolina led the country in bookmobile service, with 101 bookmobiles serving 94 counties. For some counties, due to their accessibility, bookmobiles preceded a traditional brick and mortar library.

What are your favorite bookmobile memories?

Image courtesy State Library of North Carolina

She Changed the World: NC Women Breaking Barriers
05/06/2020

She Changed the World: NC Women Breaking Barriers

Nurses at St. Agnes Hospital circa 1949.

Located on St. Augustine's College campus, St. Agnes Hospital first opened its doors in October 1896 and served as a hospital and nurse training center for African Americans. The hospital was expanded in 1903 to include new facilities, including an operating room. A 1904 fire severely damaged the building, prompting students of the college, under the direction of Reverend Henry Beard Delany (North Carolina's first African American Episcopal bishop) to quarry and lay the stone that makes up the current structure. Construction began in 1905; the cornerstone and electric lighting were installed in 1906. The completed hospital was ready for occupation in June 1909. Its straightforward and functional design includes granite walls laid in random ashlar and segmental-arched windows of various sizes.

By the 1920s, St. Agnes Hospital was the largest hospital for blacks between Atlanta and Washington. In the 1940s the college and school separated; in 1961 the hospital closed when the Wake County Medical Center opened. The property was returned to St. Augustine's shortly thereafter. St. Agnes Hospital was declared a Raleigh Historic Landmark in 1979.

Photo from the State Archives of North Carolina

St. Agnes Hospital Nursing School, St. Augustine's College, Raleigh. From the book, "An Era of Progress and Promise" 191...
05/06/2020

St. Agnes Hospital Nursing School, St. Augustine's College, Raleigh. From the book, "An Era of Progress and Promise" 1910. Collection of the State Library of NC. #NationalNursesWeek #ThankYouNurses

North Carolina Highway Historical Markers
05/06/2020

North Carolina Highway Historical Markers

Mary Lewis Wyche (1858-1936) was chiefly responsible for establishing nursing as a profession in North Carolina. Of her was written, “What Clara Barton has been to America, Mary Lewis Wyche has been to North Carolina.” #ThankYouNurses #NationalNursesWeek http://ncmarkers.com/Markers.aspx?MarkerId=G-107

05/06/2020
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources

NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources

We want to acknowledge all of the incredible teachers in North Carolina for all you do. Thank you for your courage, innovation, and dedication to helping students learn and grow. We’re grateful for and inspired by you.

We want you to know how much we appreciate you. Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

Hooray for teachers! Thank you for all that you do! ❤️#NationalTeachersDay #TeacherAppreciationDay
05/05/2020

Hooray for teachers! Thank you for all that you do! ❤️#NationalTeachersDay #TeacherAppreciationDay

It's #TeacherAppreciationWeek! The Government & Heritage Librarysupports teachers w/ research guides, primary resources,...
05/04/2020

It's #TeacherAppreciationWeek! The Government & Heritage Librarysupports teachers w/ research guides, primary resources, educator resources, and research assistance.

NC Department of Health and Human Services
05/04/2020

NC Department of Health and Human Services

Make a point of checking in regularly with friends and family who live alone by calling or texting. Everyone needs companionship, especially now. We’re all in this t❤️gether. #COVID19NC

May the Fourth Be With You. #StarWarsDay
05/04/2020

May the Fourth Be With You. #StarWarsDay

Here's to the land of the Long Leaf Pine! "The Old North State" is the official state toast. 📷[Here's to the Land of the...
05/01/2020

Here's to the land of the Long Leaf Pine! "The Old North State" is the official state toast. 📷[Here's to the Land of the Long Leaf Pine]. Postcard. 1908. Item H.1953.38.150, North Carolina Museum of History. #NCSymbolsParty

Here's a look back at our pop-up library at last year's  "Meet Your State Symbols" event at the @ncstatecapitol.  #NCSym...
05/01/2020

Here's a look back at our pop-up library at last year's "Meet Your State Symbols" event at the @ncstatecapitol. #NCSymbolsParty

Let's hear it for North Carolina's top dog! Plott Hound, State Dog of North Carolina: ncpedia.org/symbols/dog. 📷From Con...
05/01/2020

Let's hear it for North Carolina's top dog!

Plott Hound, State Dog of North Carolina: ncpedia.org/symbols/dog. 📷From Conservation and Development Department, Travel and Tourism Division Photo Files, State Archives of North Carolina, C&D 8623-E1952. #NCSymbolsParty

The emerald, NC's Precious Stone. NCpedia: goo.gl/5Naz6t  #NCSymbolsParty
05/01/2020

The emerald, NC's Precious Stone. NCpedia: goo.gl/5Naz6t #NCSymbolsParty

Did you know that the fossilized teeth of the Megalodon Shark is official State Fossil of NC? #NCSymbolsParty
05/01/2020

Did you know that the fossilized teeth of the Megalodon Shark is official State Fossil of NC? #NCSymbolsParty

Got milk? Did you know that it's the official State Beverage of North Carolina? 📷"Family Milk Cow, " 1958 pamphlet from ...
05/01/2020

Got milk? Did you know that it's the official State Beverage of North Carolina? 📷"Family Milk Cow, " 1958 pamphlet from NC State Extension.

The Latin phrase “Esse Quam Videri” is NC's official motto. Do you know what it translates to in English? 📷The North Car...
05/01/2020

The Latin phrase “Esse Quam Videri” is NC's official motto. Do you know what it translates to in English?

📷The North Carolina State Motto, "Esse Quam Videri", appearing on the plaque of the Joseph Winston Monument, Guilford Courthouse, Greensboro, N.C. Image by Marmaduke Percy, Wikimedia Commons, License CC BY-SA 3.0. #NCSymbolsParty

In 1885, the General Assembly adopted the state flag as its first official adoption. It chose the colors blue, red and w...
05/01/2020

In 1885, the General Assembly adopted the state flag as its first official adoption. It chose the colors blue, red and white with a gold and white emblem. #NCSymbolsParty

Announcing NCpedia's 1st collection #enespañol! From NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources Office of Archives & ...
05/01/2020

Announcing NCpedia's 1st collection #enespañol! From NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources Office of Archives & History's "Libro de Hechos de El Viejo Estado del Norte" (The Old North State Fact Book) 41 entries on NC history and state symbols. #NCSymbolsParty

The Government & Heritage Library is your go-to source for NC State Symbols!  North Carolina General Assembly adopted it...
05/01/2020

The Government & Heritage Library is your go-to source for NC State Symbols!

North Carolina General Assembly adopted its first state symbol in 1885 with legislation recognizing the official State Flag. Since that time, the Legislature has adopted more symbols, from the State Dog to the State Marsupial to the State Beverage and the State Vegetable. Some symbols are emblems or iconic representations of the state's history and culture, such as the flag or the Great Seal. Others represent the state's unique natural heritage, such as the Cardinal and the Venus Fly Trap, or elements, like the sweet potato, that have been vital to sustaining the people or the economy.

📷"Libro de Hechos de El Viejo Estado del Norte" (The Old North State Fact Book #NCSYMBOLSPARTY

We are so excited to celebrate North Carolina State Symbols with the @NCStateCapitol!  #NCSymbolsParty
05/01/2020

We are so excited to celebrate North Carolina State Symbols with the @NCStateCapitol! #NCSymbolsParty

Let’s get this #NCSymbolsParty started!! Our state symbols represent North Carolina’s unique cultural heritage, natural treasures and the building blocks of our economy. The General Assembly adopted its first state symbol in 1885 with legislation recognizing the official State Flag. Today, we have more than 50 state symbols and official adoptions! Which one is your favorite? Not sure? Hang out with us today to learn about many of our state's symbols, and make sure to follow our stories for symbols trivia!

April 30 is International #JazzDay celebrated around the world to promote dialogue, tolerance and peace through music 📷M...
04/30/2020

April 30 is International #JazzDay celebrated around the world to promote dialogue, tolerance and peace through music 📷Mural of NC native, Nina Simone, singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist. Mural by artist, Olek. Location: @Raleigh_CC 10/2017-6/2018.

NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
04/30/2020

NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources

We are throwing things back to 1937 this #tbt with a photo featuring the interior of a cotton warehouse in Enfield, NC.

Though North Carolina's economy experienced considerable diversification in the early 21st century, cotton production shrank dramatically as farmers turned to more lucrative crops. For the town of Enfield, crops like tobacco and peanuts would later lead the agricultural market for the town.

Also happening in 1937: The first Soil Conservation District in the United States was formed in Anson County.

Image from the State Archives of North Carolina.

Want to see how your county or city is doing in the #Census2020? Check out this dashboard and select North Carolina from...
04/29/2020

Want to see how your county or city is doing in the #Census2020? Check out this dashboard and select North Carolina from the dropdown! https://tabsoft.co/3aUH1j3 #CountOnLibraries h/t to @statelibraryor

Learn more about Tiny Broadwick's fascinating life and career: bit.ly/2usAtI7
04/29/2020

Learn more about Tiny Broadwick's fascinating life and career: bit.ly/2usAtI7

Feeling daring? Find some inspiration from NC's own Tiny Broadwick, pictured here demonstrating her parachute to the 82nd Airborne, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

On June 21, 1913, Tiny Broadwick became the first woman to jump from an airplane. Remembered as the “First Lady of Parachuting,” Broadwick still holds a place in The Guinness Book of World Records for her achievements as a parachutist.Born Georgia Ann Thompson in Oxford, Broadwick was married at 12, a mother at 13 and abandoned by her husband soon thereafter. After attending a carnival in Raleigh and seeing Charles Broadwick parachute from a balloon, Georgia joined his “World Famous Aeronauts.” Soon after, she became Broadwick’s adopted daughter.

At just over four feet tall, Georgia was nicknamed “Tiny.” She thrilled audiences by jumping from a swing attached to a balloon. As the novelty wore off for crowds, the Broadwicks moved their act to flying machines.

After her first jump in 1913, Tiny demonstrated Charles’s pack parachute for Army officials in 1914. They were impressed with what they called the “life preserver of the air.” Tiny retired from parachuting in 1922, after completing more than 1,100 jumps.

She is the only female member of the Early Birds of Aviation, and her parachutes are housed at the North Carolina Museum of History and the Smithsonian Institution.

#WhatAreYouReadingWednesday? Tell us what you're reading. 📷Backyard edition with Outreach Librarian Rebecca's family. #N...
04/29/2020

#WhatAreYouReadingWednesday? Tell us what you're reading. 📷Backyard edition with Outreach Librarian Rebecca's family. #NCBackYardNature 🐦📘🐦

04/28/2020
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources

NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources

Ranger Lindsey is back and this time she's taking us on a virtual hike to learn about Lepidoptera, an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths.

Join us today at 11:00 AM (EDT) for a free webinar on online resources and interactive learning for K-12 Social Studies....
04/28/2020

Join us today at 11:00 AM (EDT) for a free webinar on online resources and interactive learning for K-12 Social Studies.
#RemoteTeaching #RemoteLearning #nclearnstogether #NCLearnsTogether

Free webinar on 4/28 @ 11:00 AM, Online Resources & Interactive Learning Activities for K-12 Social Studies. We'll discuss educational resources & interactive activities that educators & parents can use to enhance student learning. Link to sign up in the comments below. #NCLearnatHome

04/27/2020
Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

The latest episode of a Bit of History from the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex focuses on Anna Julia Cooper.

Raleigh native Anna Julia Cooper was an advocate for racial and gender equality. Her book, "A Voice from the South" (1892) is considered the “first book-length feminist analysis of the condition of African Americans.”

Logo of the Government & Heritage Library, July 2019.
04/27/2020

Logo of the Government & Heritage Library, July 2019.

Free webinar on 4/28 @ 11:00 AM, Online Resources & Interactive Learning Activities for K-12 Social Studies. We'll discu...
04/27/2020

Free webinar on 4/28 @ 11:00 AM, Online Resources & Interactive Learning Activities for K-12 Social Studies. We'll discuss educational resources & interactive activities that educators & parents can use to enhance student learning. Link to sign up in the comments below. #NCLearnatHome

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Jones Co, NC: The Jones County Historical Society has updated its website. Please visit and learn more about the rich cultural heritage of Jones County, North Carolina. Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season! www.jonescountyhistoricalsociety.org www.jonescountyhistoricalsociety.org
This is a site with good information.
Thanks, I was able to find some vital information there. Thanks staff!!!
We enjoyed learning with you today!
Love the Cover Photo. took me a minute to see, but is that a 1950's book mobile?
Just a reminder ... there are still openings in this program! [disclaimer] Though it is held at the Government & Heritage Library it is NOT sponsored by them! The big holiday season is past, many of us have had at least one snow if not more and it's time to think about warmer weather and "Spring Break!" Please consider Tar Heel Discoveries -- Guided North Carolina Genealogical Research. For the week of 15-20 April you can experience personalized, individualized research support and instruction (about records, what they can tell you and how to effectively research in them, and more!) at the State Archives of North Carolina and the Government and Heritage Library, provided by Diane L. Richard and Victoria P. Young. What a great opportunity to research your North Carolinian ancestry with two people by your side who consider these facilities their "office away from home!" For program details and more information, visit www.tarheeldiscoveries.com or email us with questions at [email protected].
Hello ... why are your privacy setting such that I cannot forward your posts? I wanted to share the one about the library card option and couldn't. Thanks!