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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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Recent North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore recent North Carolina (1975–present). Topics include politics, the economy, the environment, natural disasters, and increasing diversity.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Report of Vice-Consul R. E. Heide on the Resources, Trade and Commerce of North Carolina (1875)
An 1875 report on the population, geography, industry, and natural resources of North Carolina, with particular attention to shipping, navigation, and the production of naval stores.
Format: book (multiple pages)
West Point on the Eno
This park offers environmental and historical programs for K-12 students in beautiful, natural surroundings.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs
Provides information about the natural history of the Hemlocks Bluff Nature Preserve and the plants and animals that live there.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Hurricanes and coastal development
In Hurricanes on sandy shorelines: Lessons for development, page 1
North Carolina's location at the eastern end of the southeastern U.S. coastline makes it a frequent site of hurricane landfalls. These landfalls are a regular feature of the state's climate, as they are a natural outcome of the its proximity to the most frequent...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
Northampton County Museum
Exhibits focus on the history of the Northampton County area from the prehistoric to the present.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
The estimated 40,000+ artifacts in the collection of the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science relate to the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Discover the plants and animals as well as rocks and minerals that can be found at this state park in Ashe County.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Rankin Museum of American and Natural History
This wonderful museum has artifacts from Native American tribes, a Civil War exhibit, farming tools of days gone by, and exhibits of North American animals and fossils.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center
The center has wonderful exhibits which explain the importance of the Native American people of North America as well as artifacts of the first inhabitants of Hatteras Island.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
This regional museum strives to collect, preserve, and interpret the natural, historic and artistic heritage of this "back country region at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains."
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina Museum of Forestry
There is a rich history of forestry in North Carolina. Visit the NC Museum of Forestry and connect with our forest natural history and its cultural heritage.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
Originally settled by the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area has a diversity of natural communities including undisturbed forest and a wide variety of wildlife species.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina Maritime Museum
Students will learn about the rich maritime history of the North Carolina coast as well as the coastal environment and barrier island ecology.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
The museum provides an opportunity for visitors to learn about the natural resources of North Carolina and its Piedmont region.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences
Resources for learning about natural North Carolina including animals, snakes, insects and ecosystems.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Historic Yates Mill County Park
The centerpiece of this 574-acre historical and environmental park is Yates Mill - Wake County's last remaining gristmill.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Origami display at the Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Origami display at the Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
This is an origami display at the Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium. All of the pieces were designed and folded by Robert J. Lang, a master origami artist.
Format: image/photograph
Stuffed animals at the Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Stuffed animals at the Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
These are stuffed animals at the Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in Gastonia, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph
The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center
Learn about the heritage of the "down east" people and explore the cultural and natural resources of the Core Sound region of North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity