The centerpiece of the Nooherooka 300 Commemoration was a scholarly analysis and public presentation of the original Nooherooka Map created perhaps within weeks or months after the battle at Fort Nooherooka. While little is known about the maker of the map and its history, this unique and invaluable map has been owned by the South Carolina Historical Society since the period of the American Civil War. For the first time ever the Historical Society loaned the map to East Carolina University during 2012-2013 for examination and analysis by University historians, cartographers, and its conservator (Susanne Grieve). Over a period of 12 months the map was subjected to a battery of non-invasive analytical procedures to determine the materials, pigments, and condition of the map as a pro bono contribution to the Commemoration.
Tuscarora Elders View the Nooherooka Map for the First Time
Elders from the Tuscarora Nation view the Nooherooka Map for the first time ever at East Carolina University in November 2012. ECU Director of Conservation Susanne Grieve describes the map and the studies that are in the process of being conducted while the map is on loan.
East Carolina University Conservation Laboratory Treatment Report: Map of Fort Nooherooka, by Susanne Grieve, ECU Director of Conservation—21 March 2013[select image to download report]