Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community

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War and Peace: Trojan Narratives on Ancient Greek Vases, Monday, September 25 at 7:30 pm.
Semans Auditorium in the Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson College. Archaeological Institute of America Lecture Series.

Tyler Jo Smith of the University of Virginia will analyze and discuss an item from their collection, an Athenian black-figure column krater that had been at Castle Ashby, England and is dated to the 6th century BC with a duel on one side and a wedding scene on the other.


The Longrifle Makers of Guilford County, Saturday, September 23 from Noon to 4 pm, Jamestown Town Hall Civic Center, Jamestown, NC, $10.00

In the 19th Century the Longrifle Makers of Jamestown in Guilford County made more rifles that all others in North Carolina combined.  This seminar will celebrate this early industry and the artisans who practiced their craft in Jamestown.  It will be held in memory of Jack L. Perdue, historian and author who was an early leader in discovering, recognizing and celebrating these works of art and science.

The Seminar will be led by Historian Michael Briggs, author of The Longrifle Makers of Guilford County.  He will speak about these uniquely American works of art and their makers and show examples from his longrifle collection.  Mr. Briggs will lead a discussion with William W. Ivey, (author of North Carolina Schools of Longrifles 1765 – 1865), Kenneth Orr, and Blake Stevenson.  Owners of Guilford County Longrifles are invited to bring up to three from their collections to the event.


Festival in the Park, Charlotte Folk Society Folk Stage at Freedom Park.

Celtic, old-time, country, honky tonk, folk, singer/songwriters, gospel, and bluegrass music and dancers from several traditions. Friday, September 22 from 4 to 9:30 pm, Saturday, September 23 from 10 am to 9:30 pm, Sunday, September 24 from 11 am to 9:30 pm.


First World War Lecture Series at the Charlotte Museum of History.

A project of the Charlotte Public Library, UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte Museum of History.

 Over There: The United States Enters World War I, Thursday, September 21 at 6 to 8 pm.
Dr. Steve Sabol, Department of History, UNC Charlotte.