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for The State Vol. 43 Issue 4, Sept 1975
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On September 18, 1900, a group of men and women met to form â€œan organization to stimulate literary and historical activity in North Carolina.â€ In 1903, the association created the North Carolina Historical Commission, which was the forerunner of the North Carolina State Department of Archives and History. Jones discusses important events in the department's seventy-five-year history.
In the 1960s, the Franklin County Historical Society began photographing and cataloging old homes in the county. The North Carolina Department of Archives and History became involved and worked to secure documents and sketches of the houses. Two hundred and thirty-five buildings were examined, and thirty-five have been recommended for addition to the National Register of Historic Places.
Wood carvers along the waterways of eastern North Carolina have been using native birds as subjects for centuries, and today, interest in wildfowl carving is at an all time high. These skilled artisans produce works of great quality, but not great quantity, because of the time required in the creation of the finished product. Wiseman discusses the work of some of the carvers.