Thursday, January 30, 2014
UNC-TV will air the segment on Antiquing in Historic Edenton with Thomas Newbern and Samuel Dixon & MESDA Chief Curator Robert Leath
We explore historic Edenton with two local collectors and historians, Thomas Newbern and Samuel Dixon. Residents of this historic town preserve and treasure its homes, buildings and antiques in traditional settings. We start with The Edenton Tea Party of 1774, and then continue with a newly discovered brick foundation which could turn out to be North Carolina’s first Colonial Capitol of 1715, then onto other historic buildings. MESDA’s Chief Curator Robert Leath shows you how to research your own furniture item to find its provenance. Come explore, walk around, stop by and visit a while, Edenton, its history and its people will charm you.
UNC-TV NC Weekend