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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Halifax, NC


On our way home from Lumberton, NC in August we took a detour to explore Historic Halifax that we found noted on the map.  In town we found this museum.

Halifax was a port city on the Roanoke River in colonial times.  It's claim to fame is in April 1776 the Provincial Congress met here and gave their colonial delegates to the Continental Congress authorization to "concur with the delegates of the other Colonies in declaring Independency". They were the first colony to do so. Later another Provincial Congress met here to approve the state constitution.

The museum here has exhibits on colonial life, plantation life including what slavery was like, and exhibits on native peoples.













The poem below was written by a former slave who earned much distinction in his lifetime.  Sorry, I didn't note his name.


There are buildings from the time periods some of which were open.


We didn't take time to stop there but did walk to the river where signs of its former condition as a port were no longer visible.


There's the Roanoke River through the trees.


We had many more miles to travel on I-95 north and lots of traffic to deal with.  We did make one more stop which I'll share next time.

5 comments:

Tom said...

...a place on my to see list.

Cynthia said...

Looks like an interesting museum. Was trying to work out what the recipe was for. A cake or a pudding with caraway seeds? You could only eat a very small piece with all that butter and eggs!

Anvilcloud said...

I didn't know there was a Halifax, USA too.

William Kendall said...

As Anvilcloud says, I didn't know Halifax was a place in America either.

In regard to your comment at AC's blog today, the locks in Ottawa that reminded you of a terrace would be the Ottawa Locks where the Canal meets the Ottawa River. I had a couple of posts there earlier this month, but this would be the most relevant.

https://ottawadailyphotos.blogspot.com/2019/09/a-colonel-and-rideau-canal.html

Latane Barton said...

Thank you for stopping by my new blog. After having issues with not accessing certain things on the design page I decided I'd just quit... but found that I missed everybody. Got a new theme going, more geared to us older ones encouraging each other and sharing in our ups and downs. Hope you'll visit again soon.

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