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The Historic Bath Foundation opened an exhibit hall in a renovated section of the town’s old high school building. Bringing history to life were exhibits such as Blackbeard, featuring an historic interpreter for the pirate who had a house in Bath. Putting history on display were artifacts, such as Theodore DeBry illustrations from 1590; historic maps; and antique firearms. Preserving history was extended to maintaining much of the original architectural structure of the 1920s building while adding a library, gallery, gift shop, and town offices.
A common Southern tradition became personal through intergenerational bonding happening while the Boyd family prepared hog meat for various dishes. Bonding between neighbors at what Doug Boyd called “The Village of Yesteryear,” a collection of buildings where the activity took place, is what made a common activity a builder of community.
A way of life considered Southern finds a prominent place still in Beaufort County. Included as one of the older aspects of a tradition passed down for generations was decoys, in this case used for duck hunting.