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Gold in Them Thar Carolina Hills

Not in California but in North Carolina was gold first discovered in the United States, just as the 19th Century began. Folklore says the first nugget served as a doorstop before gold valued at billions of today&rsqua;s dollars was unearthed in the rivers and hills of North Carolina and Georgia. In our June 2020 issue Julie Bledsoe Thomas tells the real story of Carolina gold—the discovery, the mines and mining and mints, and the aftermath.

Coronavirus Update, Take 2

As the dire predictions for the coronavirus come true, we at Early American Life want to bring a spark of happiness to these dark days—the regular publication of our magazine.

Although the offices of the magazine are in Ohio, which is subject to a shelter-at-home order by its governor until May 14 (and maybe longer), we are fortunate in that our operations allow our employees to work at home. We have been able to produce our next (and now, current) issue, June 2020, on schedule, and our printer has informed us that the issue was printed normally and put in the hands of the Postal Service. Because of the virus, we have been informed by our readers that delivery is taking longer than usual, and subscribers are getting their issues a bit late. The postal delays may result in your magazine being delivered in mid-to-late May.  [MORE]

Visit to North Augusta’s Living History Park on Hold

To insure the safety and health of our staff and that of North Augusta’s Living History Park in light of the coronavirus pandemic, we have put our visit to the Park on hold. Circumstances may prevent us from photographing the finest work of the artists selected for the 2020 Directory of Traditional American Crafts at the park. This change does not affect the appearance of the Directory in the August 2020 issue of Early American Life nor our featuring the Park in that issue. We are working on a creative solution that will help prevent the spread of the virus.

Wall Preservation Symposium Postponed.

As a precautionary measure and to ensure the health and safety of all, the “Conserving Our Painted Past Symposium,” which was featured in our April 2020 issue, has been rescheduled to Sunday, October 25 through Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at the Doubletree by Hilton in South Portland, ME.

The Center for Painted Wall Preservation, along with every other organization in the United States, has been closely monitoring the developments regarding the coronavirus COVID-19 disease, which has now finally been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The CPWP Board of Directors with legal counsel Burton Fendelman and Administrative Assistant Rebecca Migdal, met Wednesday afternoon March 11 in regard to the COVID-19 threat.



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