The People of North Carolina in the American Revolution

May 20, 2023 / 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The People of North Carolina in the American Revolution

Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh

Please join us and spread the word about this event! As the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States of America approaches, the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources is partnering with the North Carolina Genealogical Society and the Friends of the Archives to explore and celebrate some of the diverse groups of North Carolinians who helped shape the history of the state and the nation: women and men, young and old, patriots and loyalists, immigrants and indigenous, free and enslaved.

This special event will be held both virtually and in-person at the State Archives and State Library of North Carolina. Registration is $45/ $5 discounts available for members of the NC Genealogical Society and Friends of the Archives. Register today! Do you have Questions?Contact ">LeRae Umfleet, Special Projects Administrator, NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

Learn about a variety of topics from a diverse group of experts. Sessions include:

  • Keynote: *The Many North Carolinas of the American Revolution, John A. Ruddiman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at Wake Forest University
  • *“Uppity Women” Make History in Edenton, Alexis Tobias-Jacavone, Director of History and Communications for the Edenton Historical Commission
  • North Carolina Loyalists (In-person only), W. Becket Soule, OP
  • *NC Militia or Continental Line: Where are the Records?, Craig R. Scott, MA, CG®, FUGA
  • The Quakers: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (In-person only), Ron Osborne
  • *African American & Indigenous Patriots of the Revolutionary War in North Carolina, Kevin Graham, Tyrone Goodwyn and Luke Alexander
  • The Regulator Movement: New Research (In-person only), Mark Chilton, Orange County Register of Deeds
  • *Documenting the World of Outlander, Joshua Hager and Alison Thurman, State Archives of NC staff

*These sessions will be live-streamed and available to view on the day of the event with the purchase of an event ticket. Sessions will not be recorded.