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201 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
(919) 548-1203

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September 2014

Hutchins Lecture with Center for the Study of the American South

September 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Our first Hutchins lecture of the 2014-15 academic year, titled “Romance and Reality in the Deep South’s Mythical Mission Past,” will address the nostalgia and romance that has long surrounded the Franciscan and Jesuit missions across America. From San Francisco through the Southwest to the American South, mainstream American history has constructed and perpetuated an idealized, romanticized version of the Spanish mission – complete with Mission Revival architectural styles and reconstructed archaeological sites that sometimes resemble Hollywood stage sets. This…

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Talkin’ Tar Heel: Understanding North Carolina’s History Through Speech

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

5:30 p.m.  Program, Pleasants Family Assembly Room The linguistic diversity and dialects of North Carolina will be the topic of a free public program September 25 in Wilson Library. Linguists Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser will share stories, sights, and sounds from their book Talkin’ Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina.

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