Friday, February 16, 2024

Reminder: Next WCGS Virtual Meeting - Tuesday, February 27, 2024

There is still time to register for this event.

Tuesday, Feb 27 @ 6:30pm - Virtual
Topic Roots of Hope: Rediscovering the Legacy of John Hunter
Speaker: Ernest Dollar, Director of the City of Raleigh Museum

A chance discovery led to an incredible merging of past and present. While working on an exhibit at Dix Park, Ernest Dollar found record of John Hunter, an enslaved man from the plantation where the State Hospital was later constructed. The genealogical detective work began with Hunter's birth in 1760 and ultimately led to the return of living descendants in 2019. His work was profiled in an award-winning documentary and has reshaped the Park's conversation on its complicated past.

This virtual meeting and presentation is open to all, but registration is required.  *

*Please register by 4pm day of meeting.
*Please save your passcode and link for ease of entry at start time. 

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