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The exhibit tells of
Civil War escapes on the Chowan River in Tunis, NC.

New Exhibit!


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.


Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibit and associated programs do not necessarily represent those of North Carolina Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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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.


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. Upcoming viewing are:

-Winton Historical Association, September 23 from 10am to noon at the Winton Baptist Church's fellowship hall, 203 N. Main Street Winton)

-Pleasant Plains Baptist Church, September 24 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm (church's fellowship hall,  801 US-13, Ahoskie, NC

and the New Ahoskie Baptist Church, Ahoskie NC (November).  Starting December 1, the exhibit will be available to venues beyond Hertford County such as at Photoworks in Glen Echo, MD, February- March, 2024.


Previous the venues  for 2023 were: C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center, Winton NC, March 26-27; Roanoke Chowan Community College Ahoskie, NC, April 13-17; Robert L. Vann Resource Center, Ahoskie, NC, June 17 (Juneteenth program); Elizabeth S. Parker Memorial Library, Murfreesboro, NC, July 27 - August 1, 2023.

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. 

The exhibit on display at the Roanoke Chowan Community College, April, 2023.

"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.

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