“Boom and Bust: Paper Currency in Colonial North Carolina” lecture by Mike Helms

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May 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Location: Joel Lane Museum House, 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC

Phone: 919-833-3431

Email: joellane@bellsouth.net

Link: http://www.joellane.org/joellane/visitor_info/events/lecture_by_mike_helms_boom_and_bust_paper_currency_in_colonial_north_caroli/

Event Description

Mike’s talk entitled “Boom and Bust: Paper Currency in Colonial North Carolina,” will focus on colonial and Civil War era North Carolina scrip. Authentic period banknotes signed by the likes of North Carolina’s governor Richard Caswell (1729-1789) will bring a unique human dimension to the colorful story of North Carolina’s state-issued currency. Admission will be $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required.
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