Annual Meeting & Symposium

The North Carolina Military Historical Society


- North Carolina and the Great War -
Part II


Archives and State Library Building

109 E. Jones Street in Raleigh

Free parking is available in the parking lot directly across the street.

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May 12, 2018

Schedule of Events

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Registration and symposium will be in the Archives and State Library Building at 109 E. Jones Street in Raleigh. Free parking is available in the parking lot directly across the street.

9:30 AM - 9:35 AM

Welcome and Administrative Announcements

 9:35 AM - 9:55 AM

Business Meeting
     President's Report
     Treasurer's Report
     Membership Report
     Old and New Business
     Election of Directors

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

"North Carolina Women 'Do Their Bit' on the Home Front"

     Dr. Angela Robbins

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM


11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

"US Navy and Marine Corps during the Great War"
    Dr. Sal Mercogliano

11:45 AM - 11:55 AM


11:55 AM - 12:30 PM


$10 catered box lunch from Sunflower Cafe

Advance reservation and payment required by May 3. No lunches will be available the day of the symposium without prior reservation and payment.

To reserve and pay for your box lunch, email us at for a reservation form.

If you prefer not to order a boxed lunch, feel free to visit one of downtown Raleigh's many restaurants.  Ask us at the symposium for recommendations.

Use this time to meet the presenters; tour the NC Museum of History’s chronology exhibit of state history, which includes components of various wars; visit the third floor exhibits “A Call to Arms” and the newly opened World War I exhibit; and explore the Search Room of the State Archives.

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Living Historians
    Free time to visit displays and interact with our uniformed guests

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

“Black North Carolianians in the Great War"
     Dr. Janet Hudson

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

“Memories of North Carolina Doughboys"
     Mr. Jackson Marshall

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Raffle/Closing Remarks

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Board of Director’s Meeting (Board Members only)


Administrative Notes:

  • Special thanks to the Great War Tar Heels and other WWI living historians.

  • Please feel free to take breaks as needed. You may enjoy refreshments in the refreshment area.

  • Raffles and silent auction managed by John Winecoff. Raffles will take place through out the day.

  • Registration table manned by MG Charles Scott, and John Winecoff.

  • The NC Museum of History military exhibit “A Call to Arms” is open on the Third Floor, along with the newly opened World War I Exhibit. On the First Floor is the Chronology exhibit which also contains military items. The Search Room of the State Archives is on the second floor of the Archives building.

  • NCMHS Board of Director's Meeting immediately following adjournment of the symposium. (location: TBA)