Advisors and Directors

Board of Advisors

Honorary Chairs

Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.
Governor James G. Martin


James A. Anderson, Ph.D., Fayetteville
James R. Leutze, Ph.D., Wilmington

Deborah Barnes, Ph.D., Greensboro, 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
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
William A. Darity, Jr., Ph.D., Durham, 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
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
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
Michelle Lanier, Raleigh, NC
Ken Lautzenheiser, Tarboro, NC

Karl McAlister, Dillon, SC
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
Josephine “Josie” Walker, Raleigh, NC
Michael J. Waltrip, Winston-Salem, NC
Darin Waters, Ph.D., Raleigh, NC
Harry Watson, Ph.D., Chapel Hill, NC

Board of Directors

Chair:  John M. “Mac” Healy, Fayetteville
Vice Chair:  Mary Lynn Bryan, Fayetteville
Treasurer:  (temporary vacancy)
Secretary:  Margaret Dickson, Raleigh

Charles Anderson, Fayetteville
James A. Anderson, Ph.D., Fayetteville
Kirk Bradley, Sanford
John Caldwell, Fayetteville
Demetrius Haddock, Fayetteville
Ron Hankins, Charlotte

Robert H. Kluttz, Jr., Winston-Salem
Ted Kunstling, MD, Raleigh
James Leutze, Ph.D. (Ex Officio), Wilmington
O. Ray Manning, Jr., Fayetteville
Michael McElreath, Ph.D., Carrboro
Bertha Miller, Ph.D., Fayetteville
John Ogburn, III, Asheboro
Timothy Richardson, Fayetteville
Benjamin F. Speller, Jr., Ph.D., Edenton
Kelli Cardenas Walsh, Ph.D., Fayetteville
David Winslow (Ex Officio), Winston-Salem
Frederick E. Woltz, MBA, JD, Charlotte

About The Center

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

The Site

In 2018, the History Center engaged New South Associates, Inc. of Stone Mountain, Georgia to conduct a geophysical survey and archaeological investigations ...

Building The Museum Of The Future

The History Center is designed to be an educational center rather than a collecting museum. While hosting a respectable core collection, the History Center will ...

Project Scope

The Civil War and Reconstruction in North Carolina are important and complicated subjects. Early in the planning process, there was considerable debate over the merits of ...


Honorary Chairs:  Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. and Governor James G. Martin
Co-Chairs:  James A. Anderson, Ph.D. (Fayetteville) and James R. Leutze, Ph.D. (Wilmington)

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