North Carolina History Presentation Coming to Abernethy Laurels

March 6, 2017

Abernethy Laurels invites the public to “The History of NC in 45 Minutes,” a program of stories covering North Carolina history from the 1600s to the present, on Thursday, March 9 at 2pm on the campus of the retirement community.

A full-time writer, teacher, speaker and storyteller, Lynn Salsi will weave a narrative of well-known events with myths, little-known facts, and humorous anecdotes. Stories include how land was discovered with a little nepotism, the founding tri-fecta, what John Lawson saw, the bad wagon road, and Morehead’s railroad. Other historical figures include O. Henry, the Blount Brothers, Daniel Boone, Moses Horton, Caleb Brabham, Penelope Barker, and Emeline Piggott.

The author of more than fifteen book for adults and children, Salsi was the winner of the 2003 Anne Izard Storytelling Award, six-time winner of the Willie Parker Peace History Book Award for nonfiction books, 2001 American Library Association Notable Book Award, 2001 Historian of the Year, three-time winner of the Paul Green Multi-Media Award and winner of the Bill Smith Magazine Writing Award. Salsi holds a BA degree from the University of South Carolina and a MA is Creative Writing from Selton Hill University. Her newest book on Ray Hicks has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2008.

This presentation is made possible through funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council. The North Carolina Humanities Council is a nonprofit foundation and a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

To make reservations, call Rob Hartsell at 828-465-8519.