A history of Will England's Hippodrome (1915), Lenoir's First Outdoor Theater, written by Dr. Gary R. Boye
This digital exhibition explores the history of Upper Gambia from the perspectives of past people living along the Gambia River and on and around the Bandafassi Plateau.
Documentaries on the history of Appalachian State University
This exhibit serves as an online exhibit focused on the history and the excavation of the Garden Creek archaeological site, located in North Carolina.
Dr. Kelly E. Bennett (1890-1974) was a pharmacist, prominent civic leader, and political representative for Swain County, North Carolina in the mid-20th century. This exhibit explores Kelly E. Bennett Papers, housed in Appalachian State University's Special Collections Research Center, and Bennett’s role in shaping tourism in Western North Carolina.
Although Watauga County, like the rest of Southern Appalachia, has been historically stereotyped as heteronormative and homophobic, LGBTQ+ individuals exist here. This project highlights important places to local LGBTQ+ history and those who bettered their communities by educating, supporting, and being themselves. We combine mapping, archival material, and historical research to illuminate the history and culture of Watauga county's LGBTQ+ communities.