Programs by Place


Road Scholar Event
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 2:00pm
Burnsville Town Center
S. Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714

Chapel Hill

Caldwell Award Event
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 6:00pm
UNC Friday Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

The North Carolina Humanities Council’s Board of Trustees has selected Jaki Shelton Green as the recipient of the 2019 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious honor. The Caldwell Award celebrates North Carolina's finest humanities champions.

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Grant Event
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:00pm
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E 7th St
Charlotte, NC 28202

All New South for the New Southerner programs will be hosted by retired Levine Museum historian Dr. Tom Hanchett. Each program is $20 for non-members (25% discount for members) and includes program, a Southern chicken dinner from Mert’s Heart and Soul, and a cash bar. Space is limited, reservations required. Purchase Tickets.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Distilling the South


Road Scholar Event
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 6:30pm
The Riverview House
107 N. Water Street
Columbia, NC 27925


Grant Event
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 3:00pm
Schiele Museum
1500 E Garrison Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28054

Ishi: The Last of His Kind

Sunday, August 25 at 3 PM

Duke University anthropologist Orin Starn discusses the story of Ishi, the so-called “last wild Indian in North America” who hid out for decades in the California mountains until his capture in 1916. Learn about the challenges confronting Native American people in the face of invading pioneers, and the remarkable story of Ishi’s life in hiding and as the lone survivor of his Yahi tribe in modern San Francisco. 

Grant Event
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 3:00pm
Schiele Museum
1500 E Garrison Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28054

The Demise of Tonto

Saturday, September 7 at 3 PM

Cathy A. Smith, historian and an authority on authentic Native costume, clothing, and regalia shares stories of cultural heroes drawn from her experiences with Indigenous Peoples of the Plains. Her presentation highlights her vast experience and meticulous processes in authentically representing Native Americans throughout 20 years of motion pictures, including Dances with Wolves, Crazy Horse, and Son of the Morning Star.

Grant Event
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:00am
Schiele Museum
1500 E Garrison Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28054

Catawba Indian Festival

Saturday, October 12 from 10 AM - 3 PM

Explore the culture and history of the Catawba Indians, one of the Carolina’s earliest indigenous peoples. Listen to traditional stories, feel the beat of a drum circle, step inside a Bark House, and try your hand at primitive skills. Join us and members of the Catawba Nation for singing, dancing, hands-on activities, crafts and more!

Ticket Information:

- Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

- $3 in addition to general museum admission


Grant Event
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Joyner Library, ECU Campus Greenville, NC

Community Symposium “Urban Renewal and the North Carolina Landscape”
Keynote: Zena Howard
Location: Joyner Library, ECU
Call for Entries will be released by 2/15/19
Registration will begin in June 2019 via

Haw River

Road Scholar Event
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 7:30pm
Haw River Historical Association
201 W. Main Street
Haw River, NC 27258


Road Scholar Event
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:30pm
H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library
205 Breckenridge Street
Henderson, NC 27536


Grant Event
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
7302 Caratoke Highway
Jarvisburg, NC 27947

The Historic Jarvisburg Colored School will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary of placement on the National Register of Historic Places and the 150th anniversary of the deeded gift of land made by Mr. William Hunt Sr for the establishment of the school. Admission is free. Enjoy $10 chicken and fish dinners, 50/50 raffle, games, music, and a silent auction.

Saturday August 24, 2019
Celebration begins at 12:00 PM
Museum will be open 11:00-4:00

Lake Lure

Road Scholar Event
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 3:00pm
Mountains Branch Library
150 Bill's Creek Rd
Lake Lure, NC 28746


Road Scholar Event
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:00am
Raven Rock State Park
3009 Raven Rock Road
Lillington, NC 27546


Road Scholar Event
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 2:00pm
Monroe Library
316 E. Windsor St
Monroe, NC 28112

Mount Airy

Road Scholar Event
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 2:00pm
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
301 N. Main Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030


Road Scholar Event
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Rockingham City Hall
514 Rockingham Road City of Rockingham Council Chambers
Rockingham, NC 28379