Reconstructing History from Memory

Reconstructing History from Memory

June 17, 2019

The future North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center in Fayetteville will provide a fresh view of the Civil War and its aftermath, by reconstructing the history from contemporary records and from the untold stories of the men, women, and children on the home front. ContemPlace, building on symposiums and focus groups with scholars, teachers, and students, is building the teaching tools for a Digital Outreach program from the ground-up. By starting with the building-blocks of memory, we hope to convey a larger lesson of how History is constructed, and to show that history is not something that happened a long time ago; it is what leads up to five minutes ago.