Thursday, July 7, 2016

Billy Graham exhibit at NC History Museum; NC Archives

My friend Lea and I had the chance to visit the Billy Graham exhibit at the NC History Museum today. The exhibit was nice.  I took only a picture or two,
but Lea recorded the experience and has posted a video on YouTube.

We also did a little research at the NC Archives building. As Winnie the Pooh says, "It's so much friendlier with two."
We had a very nice time.
Check out Lea's videos of our day:
(So I guess I should learn how to pronounce "vuh NIH ree" if Lea is going to put me on the internet!)
A little side note about the case we were researching is the that W. C. Hammer, who was the attorney representing the state in the case, was the attorney who argued the Hammer v. Dagenhart case before the Supreme Court.
So much to see and do and learn!


  1. I worked with a local historian to document some of the local families buried in cemeteries around here.
    I really enjoy doing research and then doing homemade documentaries.

    1. My father's hobby the last several years has been to map the GPS coordinates and list the tombstone information of every cemetery in his (rural) county. He has compiled the info into a book. I've been a little surprised at how much interest people have in locating some of the graves for genealogical research, and his info has been helpful.

  2. Interesting. I was last in Raleigh to see places of interest was in 1953. I guess it is time to go back, but to the museum. That was a field trip with my 7th or 8th grade methinks.
    I do like it that you find some interesting things to do with friends, yes two does make it better.

    I think you are camera shy, I would never have believed it. ;-)

  3. Sorry that reads sorta crazy. We are a little distracted here with A/C and computer problems. Hope both are fixed soon!

    1. I hope you get the problems resolved soon. It's no fun to be without AC in the middle of July.
      We did an eighth-grade trip also to Raleigh. I think that was a tradition for many schools for years. Some schools also did a trip to D.C. the senior year. (Our school did not.)