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Unique Programming Continues For Chapel Hill 1819/2019 Celebration

The celebration continues for the Town of Chapel Hill’s commemorative series, Chapel Hill 1819/2019, recognizing two hundred years of local government.

Post Date:10/29/2019 4:03 PM

The celebration continues for the Town of Chapel Hill’s commemorative series, Chapel Hill 1819/2019, recognizing two hundred years of local government. To commemorate Chapel Hill's extraordinary community, Town departments and local organizations have been hosting collaborative programming and events. The community is invited to acknowledge this milestone and participate in the events taking place over the next few weeks.

 Women of the Movement

Some of the remaining celebrations include historic walking tours through campus and downtown, an artist workshop and discussion, a Chapel Hill trivia night at The Crunkleton and a celebratory event honoring the Chapel Hill women who fought for equality during the local civil rights movement. Women in the Movement, presented by the Lincoln High School Alumni Association and Chapel Hill Public Library, will feature a film screening of a mini-documentary about the unheralded black women who participated in the Chapel Hill civil rights movement of the 1960s including interviews and music to commemorate these remarkable women. Danita Mason-Hogans, community historian and season one co-host of the Library's history podcast, Re/Collecting Chapel Hill is helping to coordinate this event and says, “The stories of these women are inspiring and I want the public to know how these women have impacted and educated our local civil rights history.”

The next two weeks presents unique programming including:

Altered Chapel Hill: Community Workshop | Monday, Nov. 4, 7–8:30 p.m. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A
Create altered vintage images of Chapel Hill led by artist Wendy Spitzer. Space is limited. 

Re/Collecting Chapel Hill Episode 5: Silent Sam, Part One | Monday, Nov. 4
The first in a three part series on Chapel Hill's community history around Silent Sam. Listen and subscribe at

Heart of the Hill Tour: Walk This Way! | Friday, Nov. 8, 3:30–5 p.m.
Learn about the history of the old village in Downtown Chapel Hill and America’s first public university. Learn more at           

Heart of the Hill Tour: Campus Architecture | Saturday, Nov. 9, 10–11 a.m.
Take a tour of campus architecture guided by JJ Bauer, UNC-Chapel Hill Professor of Art and Art History. Learn more at

Women in the Movement | Saturday, Nov. 9, 3–5:30 p.m. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B
Celebrate and honor the Chapel Hill Women who fought for equality in the local civil rights movement. 

Tuesday Chapel Hill Trivia | Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7–9 p.m. The Crunkleton
Join local celebrity hosts including author Daniel Wallace for a trivia night on all things Chapel Hill literature, food, sports and music. 

Chapel Hill 1819/2019 will culminate with the Town’s bicentennial celebration on Nov. 20, honoring the day which the General Assembly formed Chapel Hill local government 200 years ago. To see all the series offerings and happenings, visit the website at


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