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October 1, 2017

A History of Wake County as Recorded and Collected by Beth Crabtree and Elizabeth Norris, a Talk Given by John Ward

A History of Wake County as Recorded and Collected by Beth Crabtree and Elizabeth Norris, a Talk Given by John Ward

John Ward has been using the private collections at the Olivia Raney Local History Library to study Wake County history through the eyes of former Wake County Historical Society members Beth Crabtree and Elizabeth Norris. He says their research is absolutely fascinating and plans to share insights gleaned from the ladies’ papers.

John A. Ward of Raleigh is a former English teacher and librarian in the Wake County Public Schools. He currently serves as historian for Christ Church, docent at the N.C. Capitol, and genealogist and historic researcher. Much of his research centers on Raleigh and Chowan, Hertford and Gates Counties.

Location: Visitor Center at Mordecai Historic Park, Corner of Cedar St. and Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Fee: $5 per person