Update on Civil War History Center

An update was given at the last city council meeting regarding the proposed and partially funded North Carolina Civil War History Center.

  • Board of Advisors has changed the name to North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center
  • Hired architect
  • Archeological review in process
  • Poe House has been purchased
  • Phase 1 EPA study underway
  • Obtained resolutions in support of the center from the North Carolina Board of Education and the North Carolina Secretary of Education
  • Hired videographer
  • Small ground breaking spring 2018 with the NC Secretary of Cultural Resources
  • Meetings with private investors
  • In 45 days have raised $300,000
  • 200 jobs to be created with a 20 million dollar annual impact


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