Collection (2000-2006) of brochures, maps, postcards, printed materials, photographic prints; Poster of "North Carolina's Oldest Town"; correspondence, clippings, programs, ephemera, brochures pamphlets, periodicals, etc.; & "Colonial Bath: A History," 2005 by Alan D. Watson, Mss typescript; pertaining to the 300th anniversary celebration of Bath, North Carolina and related subjects.
Bath, North Carolina is the state's oldest town and first port, and was chartered by an act of the Colonial General Assembly in 1705. Bath's Tricentennial Celebration was a cooperative effort by Historic Bath Commission, The Town of Historic Bath, The Bath Tricentennial Steering Committee and The Historic Bath State Historic Site. Opening ceremonies took place on March 8, 2005. Throughout the rest of this year, more events relating to Bath's history were held. Among these events were military re-enactments, maritime history programs, exhibits and programs focused on Edward Teach. Teach was better known as the notorious pirate Blackbeard, and lived in Bath for a short time before his death in 1718. Closing ceremonies occurred on March 8, 2006. The Special Collections department at East Carolina University's Joyner Library also provided an in-house exhibit of related materials, many of which are included in the collection.
Materials relate to the planning and administration of the Bath, North Carolina Tricentennial Celebration. These materials include brochures, maps, postcards, photographs, correspondence, clippings, programs, ephemera, brochures and posters. Also included is an unbound typescript entitled "Colonial Bath: A History" by Alan D. Watson, ca. 2006. Among the administrative records are Historic Bath Commission files (2000-2006) relating to the planning and organization of events. These records include correspondence, agendas, minutes, budgets and reports.
Gift of Adrienne Dunning Rea
Gift of Patricia Samford
Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow
Encoded by Mark Custer, December 31, 2007 Processed by Kathryn Louise Sugg 2007 Dale Sauter 2008
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