The exhibit tells of Civil War escapes
on the Chowan River in Tunis, NC.
Lieutenant George Lee Jones would be forgotten if not for the discovery of a moving tribute delivered at C.S. Brown School a year after his combat death in World War II. The exhibit features Lt. Jones, his home in Winton and the eulogy.
BUILDING A MIXED RACE COMMUNITY
The People, Building and Sites of the Winton Triangle
The history covered in this exhibit spans from 1851 to 1973 and takes the viewer from the antebellum time through the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and the modern Civil Rights eras. It tells stories about over 30 people along with photographs and text. Four women are featured, as well as business people, farmers, carpenters, educators, church leaders, soldiers (Civil War and WWII), Civil Rights activists and organizations. One building included among the thirty 20”x30” panels is the exhibit's first venue, the C.S. Brown Auditorium in Winton, NC.
End to end, the exhibit is 75 feet long, is portable and each panel is mounted on an easel. Among the venues for 2023 are: C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center, Winton NC, March 26-27; Roanoke Chowan Community College Ahoskie, NC, April 13-17; New Ahoskie Baptist Church, Ahoskie NC (TBA); Albemarle Regional Public Library (TBA) and the Winton Historical Association (TBA). After October 30, the exhibit will be available to venues beyond Hertford County.
This is a project funded by a major grant from North Carolina Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment of the Humanities, with additional support from the Chowan Discovery Group.
"Building a Mixed Race Community – the People, Building and Sites of the Winton Triangle".
The Winton Triangle is centered in northeastern North Carolina's Hertford County and its history begins in 1584.
This exhibit is supported in part by North Carolina Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. www.nchumanities.org
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