Winton Triangle Building Exhibit opens July 27
Published 4:14 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2023
MURFREESBORO – After a successful turnout at the Juneteenth program at Robert L. Vann Resource Center, the Winton Triangle Building Exhibit will be on display for a fourth time this year.
The exhibit opens at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 27 at the Elizabeth Sewell Parker Memorial Library, located at 213 South Main Street in Murfreesboro. It will be open to the public until Aug. 1.
Among the people featured in the 16 panels are Katie M. Hart, Dr. Joseph D. Weaver, Howard Hunter Sr., Saluda Hall, Georgia Hall Weaver, Reverend John L. Scott, Dr. Calvin Scott Brown, Charles S. Yeates, Robert L. Vann and Hobson R. Reynolds.
Marvin Tupper Jones of the Chowan Discovery Group, is the producer of the exhibit:
“The exhibit is for those who want to remember and learn the best of our Winton Triangle community,” said Jones, a native of Cofield. “We have buildings – some worn or in ruins – that tell stories of a successful community of color that rose through the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and supported the Civil Rights movement that provided so many freedoms and opportunities. The subjects of family, war, education, business, religion, farming, Civil Rights and politics are all part of the Winton Triangle’s 437 year-old history.
Jones noted that the research brings out the importance of the people connected to these buildings and sites.
“Our storytelling and photography present that research to the viewer,” he said. “We hope that people will find new value in the world that immediately surrounds them.”
Jones goes on to say that, “Before much of our community’s past is forgotten, this extensive, 75-foot-long exhibit allows us to present significant people of the past who contributed much to enrich our community. I hope this exhibit will renew paths of accomplishment that are also important to our futures.”
Each 20” x 30” panel features a main photograph of a building or site, along with text and another image about a significant person or persons associated with the panel.
The exhibit project is funded by North Carolina Humanities and the Chowan Discovery Group.
For more information visit www.chowandiscovery.org or call 202-236-2030.