An Insider’s History of the North Carolina State Fair

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September 12 @ 5:00 pm
End:
September 12 @ 7:00 pm
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Free
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Liza Terll
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(919) 548-1203
liza_terll@unc.edu
Venue:
Wilson Library, Louis Round
Room:
Pleasants Family Assembly Room
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Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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Join the North Carolina Collection as Wesley Wyatt, manager of the North Carolina State Fair, shares memories from his long tenure with the fair and discusses the challenges of running the 11-day event in the 21st century.

North Carolina will celebrate the 150th state fair when the midway gates open on October 12, 2017. It will mark Wyatt’s more than 40 years of involvement with the annual event. Manager of the fair since 1997, Wyatt was a Raleigh high school student when he got his first job on the fairgrounds.

5 p.m. Reception and viewing of the exhibition Meet You on the Midway: Three Centuries of Fairs in North Carolina, North Carolina Collection Gallery

5:30 p.m.  Program, Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Presented by the North Carolina Collection at Wilson Special Collection Library
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library


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