ANOTHER ENCORE PROGRAM!
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
The French Lost Colony of Eastern NC
Presented by Dr. Dudley Marchi
6:30 pm at NC History Center
This program will be rescheduled on a date to be announced.
Our April 8 Lunch & Learn sold out super early, but our speaker graciously agreed to do a second presentation.
"La Colonie Perdue"
Did you know that there is a significant French heritage in Eastern North Carolina? The first European explorers to this region in the early sixteenth century were French. Local legend has it that there was even a lost colony of French Huguenots along the Trent River during the early 1700s. What is the source of this legend? Was the French colony truly lost? Our speaker, Dr. Dudley Marchi, will trace the early days of French settlement in this region and explore the subtle but significant French influence that remains to this day. In French, the word “histoire” means both history and story. This intriguing presentation will be a mélange of both, conveying the French heritage of NC through images of places, people, maps, and historical documents.
Dr. Dudley Marchi is a Professor of Humanities at NC State University. He teaches courses on European history, art, and society, and French-American relations, and has an avid interest in the history of North Carolina. Marchi received his B.A. at UMass Amherst, M.A. at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Ph.D. at Columbia. Professor Marchi's presentation on "La Colonie Perdue" is part of his larger research project "FraNCe: The French Heritage of North Carolina."
Cost is $10 for Historical Society members; $14 for non-members. Prepaid reservations strongly recommended as we expect a full house. Doors open at 5:30 pm. No meal is provided with this program.
We will reschedule this program and provide the new date as early as possible. Meantime, we have suspended reservations for this event. If you have a paid reservation, we will hold it for the new date or issue you a refund. If you would like a refund, please call the office at 252.638.8555, otherwise we'll hold your reservation.