Wilson County Genealogical Society’s March 29th featured speaker, Layne Carpenter, will present, “Eastern North Carolina and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic.” She is an archivist with East Carolina University, Laupus Health Sciences Library, Greenville, NC. When the Great War ended in the fall of 1918, a lethal disease, “Spanish” Influenza, had spread across the globe. By … Continue reading Layne Carpenter will speak on the 1918 flu epidemic March 29th
‘The mystery is over’: Researchers say they know what happened to ‘Lost Colony’
By JEFF HAMPTONTHE VIRGINIAN-PILOT |AUG 17, 2020 AT 10:14 AM A piece of writing tablet from the 1500s indicates English settlers assimilated with the natives. The lead tablet has impressions on it that show an Englishman shooting a Secotan Indian chief.. (Jeff Hampton) BUXTON, N.C. — The English colonists who settled the so-called Lost Colony before disappearing from history simply … Continue reading ‘The mystery is over’: Researchers say they know what happened to ‘Lost Colony’
Barnes Family Tobacco Farm
"Those identified in this 1938 photo include Leland Perry 'Pete' Barnes (center with black hat), Henry Hayes and wife Pearl Hayes (with straw hats), Sylvia Hayes Ellis (right front), Elizabeth 'Lib' Hayes Williamson (back to camera, left center), Hawley Williams (center with blond hair) and the mule named 'Nellie.' The photo was taken on the … Continue reading Barnes Family Tobacco Farm
Alcoholic Beverages Control Board Store
The first ABC store to open in North Carolina was located in Wilson. It opened on July 2, 1935. To see more images from this collection, visit DigitalNC.
The Creamery, circa 1954. To see more images from this collection, visit DigitalNC.
Out of Sight: Connections Exhibit Opening
Date & Time: Friday, May 24th, 5:30 pm Location: Imagination Station Science & History Museum, 224 Nash St SE, Wilson, North Carolina 27893 Details: Brian Grawburg has been photographing cemeteries and has found around 12 undocumented sites in Wilson County so far. During his documentation and exploration, he discovered surprising connections between the Proctor, Whitley, … Continue reading Out of Sight: Connections Exhibit Opening
Manufacturing in Wilson, circa 1974-1986. To see more images from this collection, visit DigitalNC.
Baseball at Fleming Stadium, circa 1945. To see more images from this collection, visit DigitalNC.
Hand-tinted postcard from the Bright Leaf Market, c. 1930s. To see more images from this collection, visit DigitalNC.
Wilson Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies
The Nineteenth Annual Catalogue of the Wilson Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies, Session of 1889-1890 can be viewed on Archive.org here. Starting on page 20, a list of students was published, including their parent or guardian and place of residence. An interesting find for those hard-to-establish female ancestors, particularly those who fall into the missing … Continue reading Wilson Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies