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Progress Report 2022

Mar 1, 2023

Grants, Lectures, BBC Radio, Katie M. Hart Paper and a new website!

Photo: Reverend Berna Stevens and Marvin about to start a video interview at the C.S. Brown Auditorium.

April: Publication of a biographical paper about educator and librarian, Katie M. Hart, to the Black Women Librarians Project as part of the Library History Roundtable (link) downloadable on the 


June 19: Speech read about Perquimans County’s soldiers of the 36th Infantry Regiment of the United State Colored Troops at a Juneteenth program in Hertford, NC.


June: launch of a version of the website. 


August, October and November: the lecture “A Chowanoke History” was given at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the Roanoke Chowan Community College, Ahoskie, NC and the Rotary Club of Elizabeth City, NC.


August-September: Received grants from the

-       National Trust for Historic Preservation to produce a fundraising video for the C.S. Brown Auditorium’s restoration – the video will be available online and for public showing next year

-       Marion Stedman Covington Foundation to replace two of the four front columns of the C.S. Brown Auditorium in 2023. This is Chowan Discovery’s first venture in historic preservation.

-       North Carolina Humanities to produce an exhibit of significant Winton Triangle buildings, sites and people. This exhibit will be shown throughout Hertford County beginning in March


October: Digital NC visit and pickup of William David Newsom and James Hall papers for digitization.



-      BBC Radio interview to be aired in the spring of 2023

-      Series of interviews given to documentary video production at United States Colored Troops to be           available in 2023.  The production crew filmed at 6 sites in Bertie, Hertford, Perquimans and Pasquotank Counties.

- Production of Winton Triangle exhibit and Brown Auditorium video begin.

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