Honorary Chairs

Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.

Governor James G. Martin


James R. Leutze, Ph.D., Wilmington

James A. Anderson, Ph.D., Fayetteville, NC
Reginald M. (Reggie) Barton, Jr., New York, NY
Frank Block, Wilmington, NC
Mark Bradley, Ph.D., Alexandria, VA
Jimmy Braswell, Hamilton, NC
Martha Brown, Winston-Salem, NC
David Bryan, Fayetteville, NC
Norwood Bryan, Fayetteville, NC
John Caldwell, Fayetteville, NC
Jonathan Charleston, Fayetteville, NC
Kevin Cherry, Ph.D., Raleigh, NC
Jeffrey J. Crow, Ph.D., Cary, NC
Angela Crumpler, Garner, NC
Morgan P. Dickerman, Wilson, NC
Samuel B. Dixon, Edenton, NC
Philip Dunigan, Winston-Salem, NC
John Duvall, Ph.D., Fayetteville, NC
Jubal Early, Charlotte, NC
Lisbeth (Libba) Evans, Winston-Salem, NC
Matthew A. Farina, Southern Pines, NC
David Farris, Rocky Mount, NC
Charen Fink, Southport, NC
Chris Fonvielle, Ph.D., Wilmington, NC
David Goldfield, Ph.D., Charlotte, NC
Demetrius Haddock, Fayetteville, NC
R. Phillip Haire, Sylva, NC
John H. Haley, III, Ph.D., Wilmington, NC
Michael Hill, Raleigh, NC
Frank B. Holding, Jr., Raleigh, NC
Charles Broadfoot Holmes, New York, NY
Kenneth B. Howard, Raleigh, NC
Terry Hutchens, Fayetteville, NC
Adrienne Israel, Ph.D., Greensboro, NC
Thomas Lambeth, Winston-Salem, NC
Ken Lautzenheiser, Tarboro, NC
Karl McAlister, Dillon, SC
Betty Ray McCain, Wilson, NC
Gordon McKinney, Ph.D., Flat Rock, NC
Bertha Miller, Ph.D., Fayetteville, NC
Gerald Prokopowicz, Ph.D., Greenville, NC
Joel W. Rose, Clinton, NC
Wallace L. Rueckel, Jr., Southport, NC
Don Saunders, Greensboro, NC
Jordan Shaw, Charlotte, NC
Brig. Gen. (US Army Ret.) Steve Smith, Hillsborough, NC
Musette Steck, Southport, NC
Ron Sunderland, Fayetteville, NC
Angela Thorpe, Raleigh, NC
Michael J. Waltrip, Winston-Salem, NC
Darin Waters, Ph.D., Asheville, NC
Harry Watson, Ph.D., Chapel Hill, NC


Chair: John M. “Mac” Healy, Fayetteville, NC
Vice Chair: Mary Lynn Bryan, Fayetteville, NC
Treasurer: Dena D. Breece, Ph.D., Fayetteville, NC
Secretary: Margaret Dickson, Raleigh, NC
President: David Winslow (Ex Officio), Winston-Salem, NC

Charles Anderson, Fayetteville, NC
Kirk Bradley, Sanford, NC
John Caldwell, Fayetteville, NC
Jeannette Council, Fayetteville, NC
Philip Gerard, Wilmington, NC
Demetrius Haddock, Fayetteville, NC
Ron Hankins, Charlotte, NC
Robert H. Kluttz, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC
Ted Kunstling, MD, Raleigh, NC
James R. Leutze, Ph.D., Wilmington, NC
O. Ray Manning, Jr., Fayetteville, NC
Michael McElreath, Ph.D., Carrboro, NC
John Meroski, Fayetteville, NC
Bertha Miller, Ph.D., Fayetteville, NC
John Ogburn, III, Asheboro, NC
Timothy Richardson, Fayetteville, NC
Benjamin F. Speller, Jr., Ph.D., Edenton, NC
Kelli Cardenas Walsh, Ph.D., Fayetteville, NC
Frederick E. Woltz, MBA, JD, Charlotte, NC

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Transforming an existing regional museum into a major, statewide history center requires a tremendous amount of planning. The challenge is much greater…

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