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oral history
A method of collecting historical information through recorded interviews with individuals who are willing to share their memories of the past.

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Farm animal immigrants
Students will identify a rare or endangered farm animal and then locate its country of origin on a world map. Students will also research the animal and its uses to determine why it was imported.
Format: lesson plan (grade 5 Social Studies)
By Meg Millard and Pamela Webb.
Wilbur A. Tyndall Tractor Museum
Visitors to the small town of Pink Hill will find Wilbur Tyndall's museum which is dedicated to tractors and other farm implements dating back to the early 1900s.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Connecting with community through oral history
In Oral history in the classroom, page 5
Through interviews and photographs, Harnett County students learn about their community's agricultural past.
Format: article
By Jean Sweeney Shawver.
Floyd and agriculture
In Recent North Carolina, page 5.9
Along with the loss of homes, Hurricane Floyd created an agricultural nightmare.
Format: article
Clay County Historical and Arts Museum
Visit the red brick jailhouse that has been turned into a museum and exhibit space by the Clay County Historical and Arts Council.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The John Blue House and Cotton Gin
John Blue was an inventor and manufacturer of farm implements who lived in Scotland County in the late 1800s. His home and cotton gin as well as several restored cabins are available to tour.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Tractors at the Wilbur A. Tyndall Tractor Museum in Pink Hill, NC
Tractors at the Wilbur A. Tyndall Tractor Museum in Pink Hill, NC
These are tractors at the Wilbur A. Tyndall Tractor Museum in Pink Hill, North Carolina. Historian Wilbur Tyndall has collected John Deere, Massey, and other tractors over the years. He exhibits these and other farm implements, some of which date from the...
Format: image/photograph
Wayne County Museum
Students will learn about the history of Wayne County as well as the influence of historic events on the people and way of life in the area.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Columbia Theater Cultural Resources Center
Part of the non-profit Partnership for the Sounds organization, the center provides information on environmental stewardship for coastal North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Sharecropping and tenant farming
In North Carolina in the New South, page 1.3
After the Civil War, former slaves and white farmers forced off the land by hard times rented land as tenants or worked for a share of the crop they produced, often living in continual debt.
Format: article
Border Belt Farmers Museum
Not only will students learn about the history of tobacco farming, they will discover other important industries to this southern North Carolina county.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Brevard Station Museum
This museum provides a collection of interesting stories, facts, recollections, pictures and tidbits relating to the history of Stanley, Gaston County, North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Onslow County Museum
Learn about the history of Onlsow County and "retrace the area's progression from 65 million years ago to the present."
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Granville County Historical Society Museum
Learn about the rich heritage of Granville County through the exhibits at this museum in Oxford, North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
George Moses Horton
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 6.10
The historic poet laureate of Chatham County, North Carolina, George Moses Horton, was the only person to publish a book while living in slavery.
Format: article
Penderlea Homestead Museum: A Homestead Community of the Depression Era
Visit this Depression-era community built by President Roosevelt's New Deal progra, in 1934. The museum in Willard, North Carolina is open on Saturdays and by appointment.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Davenport Homestead
See what everyday life was like over 200 years ago at the Davenport Homestead. The main house is the original home of Washington County's first state senator, Daniel Davenport.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Chatham County farmers protest
In North Carolina in the New South, page 7.4
Petition from the Chatham County Farmers Alliance to the North Carolina General Assembly, 1889, asking for legislation protecting the interests of farmers. Includes historical commentary.
Format: petition/primary source
The impact of hog farms
In Recent North Carolina, page 4.4
Newspaper article about a 1995 spill of hog waste into the New River in southeastern North Carolina. Includes historical background.
Format: article/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
The Biltmore Forest School
In North Carolina in the New South, page 4.8
The pioneering Biltmore Forest School emerged from George Vanderbilt's desire for scientific management of the forests around Biltmore Estate.
Format: article