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Local History Programs

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Explore your heritage! We are proud to be able to offer Local History programs through our library.

Upcoming Programs

Date and TimeProgram TitleProgram Description
August 16th, 2:00 pmHistory of Public Schools in Iredell County

Education has shaped the way society grows for generations. Learn about the creation, innovation, and growth of the public school system in Iredell County from Local History Librarian Joel Reese. You will also discover what resources the library has for researching schools, students, and teachers as well as how to access our free online digitized local yearbooks.

September 27th, 5:30 pmMichael C. Hardy Presents: What's So Important About North Carolina History?Historian and author Michael Hardy returns to the library to talk about the highlights of his latest book which features lesser known places and people from North Carolina. Come learn about the hidden history of the Tarheel state.
October 6th, 6:00 pmUsing Newspapers for Genealogy Research

To celebrate National Newspaper Week, we are learning about the history of newspapers in North Carolina, their impact on society, and how to use their information in genealogy research.

October 18th, 5:30 pmMarcia Phillips Presents: Historic Shallow FordMarcia Phillips is a local author and historian and she also manages the history collection at the Davie County Public Library. She has greatly contributed to the research and study of Davie County history and the surrounding areas including Iredell. She will be discussing the Iredell highlights of her latest book, specifically focusing on the Houstonville area.
November 3rd, 6:00 pmIredell County CemeteriesLearn about the cemeteries in Iredell County, some well-known and others forgotten. Also learn about the cemetery survey in progress and how you can get involved in the project.
November 15th, 5:30 pmThe Heroes of World War I: A Gathering of History
This program will focus on local history during World War I, and the how men and women in Iredell County went to war in ‘The War to End All Wars”. 

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