On November 20, 1819, the General Assembly of North Carolina established government in the Town of Chapel Hill by appointing its first Commissioners. Two hundred years later, in the fall of 2019, we celebrate the agencies, organizations, peoples, and places that have made Chapel Hill the community it is today. Look for programs and projects that commemorate where we have been, who we are today, and what the future might hold.

To learn more about events happening elsewhere in the community, chapelhill1819.org.

  • Altered Chapel Hill: Teens
    October 26, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    - TEENS can join local artist Wendy Spitzer (aka Felix Obelix) in creating altered vintage Chapel Hill postcards. The artist will provide the vintage memorabilia and guide participants in making their own altered images. The completed images will be showcased along with the artist’s in the pop-up exhibit at Studio 109. Meeting Room B

    Space is limited. Register online here

  • Artist Talk: Michael Schwalbe
    October 29, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    - In 2015, artist Michael Schwalbe began photographing and interviewing town employees with the goal of including people in every department and division that serves Chapel Hill. The Chapel Hill Works project aims to create a visual record of public service workers and what they do, and to enhance understanding of and appreciation for the maintenance and service work necessary for communities to thrive. Schwalbe will unveil five photographs from the upcoming project and speak about his multi-year process. Meeting Room B

    Click here for a list of all 1819/2019 events.
  • Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
    October 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - A Wikipedia edit-a-thon is a public event where community members come together and collaborate on creating, editing, and adding to Wikipedia content. This session will focus on Wikipedia articles related to Chapel Hill’s past. As Wikipedia is one of the primary ways that people find out about our town, improving content there improves our appearance and engagement with Internet users and their understanding of our town - past, present, and future. You can contribute through knowledge, writing, or editing. Staff from Chapel Hill Public Library and the University Libraries at UNC-Chapel Hill will be on-hand to offer assistance. Meeting Room B

    Click here for a list of all 1819/2019 events.
  • Altered Chapel Hill: Adults
    November 4, 2019 - November 7, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    - Adults can join local artist Wendy Spitzer (aka Felix Obelix) in creating altered vintage Chapel Hill postcards. The artist will provide the vintage memorabilia and guide participants in making their own altered images. The completed images will be showcased along with the artist’s in the pop-up exhibit at Studio 109. Meeting Room B

    Space is limited. Register online here

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