Rooted in History: People, Plants & Places

May 7, 10 AM – 2 PM

This event explores the rich and diverse heritage of our community. There will be demonstrations and exhibits throughout the Palace grounds for visitors to learn more about the people and groups who have called North Carolina home. On the north lawn of the Palace, watch demonstrations of natural dying processes along with spinning and flax processing. Nearby, stop at our Trades Building to learn about the medicinal uses of plants, both modern and 18th century, and the geographical origins of some foods used in the 18th century. At the North Carolina History Center in Mattocks Hall, visit Military through the Ages, a timeline of military history from the colonial era through modern conflicts that includes military re-enactment groups, and representatives of military groups, displays of firearms and other military equipment and supplies. In the Cullman Performance Hall at the NC History Center there will be a lecture on genealogy at 1:00 PM. Additionally from 10 AM to 1 PM in Mattocks Hall at the NC History Center, there will be a representative who can search your relatives from the 1950 census that was recently released and offer assistance in your genealogy search.

NC History Center, Cullman Performance Hall, 1:00 PM – “Some Great and Seldom-Used African American Resources: a Genealogical Potpourri,” presented by Tim Pinnick.

Admittance to Rooted in History is available with One Day Pass, or Galleries & Garden Pass. (No Garden Passes will be sold on that day.)