Monday, February 18, 2019

Kick Off Event for Archives, Archiving, & Community Engagement

Join us on Friday, March 15th at 2pm for a kick off event for the campus-wide Archives, Archiving, and Community Engagement discussion group. This group will be led by UNCG University Archivist Erin Lawrimore and is sponsored by UNC Greensboro's Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE) Faculty Fellows Program.

We will meet in Hodges Reading Room (219 Jackson Library) to chat about how we can collaborate to ensure that artifacts of community-engaged scholarship as well as the archives of our partner communities are preserved in a sustainable, accessible way.

Everyone - faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community members - is welcome to join us and help guide the direction of the group's discussions throughout 2019. For more information, please see:

You can also keep up with the event via Facebook at:

Monday, February 4, 2019

Hop into History this Spring - save the dates!

We're once again going to Hop into History at Gibb's Hundred Brewing this semester! We've got three dates scheduled this Spring:

  • Thursday, February 21 
  • Thursday, March 21 
  • Thursday, April 18 
All will be from 5-7pm at Gibb's location at 504 State Street in Greensboro.

The February event will focus on Charlotte Hawkins Brown and the Palmer Memorial Institute. The awesome folks at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum in eastern Guilford County will be bringing artifacts that show Dr. Brown's work as an educator, as well as her work as a supporter of suffrage, civil rights, and social justice. Founded by Dr. Brown in 1902, Palmer was one of the first elite Black boarding schools in the South. Open until 1971, Dr. Brown transformed the lives of more than 1,000 African American students. You can learn more at the Facebook event page:

Also, if you want to do some preliminary reading to learn more about a connection between Dr. Brown and UNCG, we have a Spartan Stories post from a few years ago about how the state's Jim Crow segregationist laws impacted her students and their ability to attend performances in Aycock (now UNCG) Auditorium:

We hope to see many of you at these events!