ECU’s Joyner Library co-hosts 250th Anniversary Celebration for Pitt County

J.Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University and the Board of Directors of the Pitt County Historical Society are co-hosting a public reception to mark the 250th anniversary of Pitt County.

The celebration is scheduled for February 2, 2010 at Joyner Library and will mark the opening of three exhibits documenting the history of Pitt County. The Seeds of Change:  The Daily Reflector Image Collection exhibit features 40 images from the all-new digital collection of launched earlier this year.  The online collection contains more than 7500 images digitized from the photographic negatives of the Daily Reflector, which documents sweeping changes across eastern North Carolina between 1949 and 1967.  Seeds of Change will be on display at Joyner through March 29, 2010.

The Special Collections department will display an exhibit of manuscripts, photographs, maps, printed materials, and other items from its extensive collection to celebrate the anniversary.  Entitled Pitt County’s 250th Anniversary Exhibit:  From the Vaults of Special Collections, the display will be available on the fourth floor of the library through July 31, 2010.

The Pitt County’s 250th Anniversary:  Special Resources from North Carolina Collections exhibit in the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection highlights printed resources available in the collection for the study of Pitt County history.  Materials include broadsides, maps, newspapers, memoirs, histories, and works of fiction.  The exhibit runs through April 30, 2010 and is located on the third floor of the library.

Featured speaker Roger Kammerer will take the floor after light refreshments provided by the Pitt County Historical Society.  This event is free and open to the public and will begin at 7:00pm on the second floor of the library.

ECU parking is available in the Joyner Library/Mendenhall Center lots, behind the FedEx Kinko’s lot with overflow parking across the street from McDonald’s.  For more information, contact Dawn Wainwright at (252) 328-4090.

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