Tar River Center for History presents "Precursors of the Regulator Movement in Old Granville County"

LOUISBURG, N.C. -- The Tar River Center for History and Culture is proud to announce its 2014-2015 Lecture Series, focusing on “The Early Development of the Tar River Valley of North Carolina.” Lectures are held Thursday evenings, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Benson Chapel of Louisburg College. All are free and open to the public. Parking is available in front of the chapel and adjacent to the Jones Performing Arts Center (both parking areas are accessible from College Street, Louisburg). For more information, please contact Maurice York at myork@louisburg.edu or (919) 497-3252 or visit www.louisburg.edu/tarrivercenter.

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Featuring Dr. Carole Watterson Troxler: Earning a PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Troxler has spent most of her teaching career at Elon College/Elon University, where she is Professor Emerita of History.  Her research has focused on the American Revolution in the southern backcountry and the migration of loyalists after the war. She is the author of five books, published between 1976 and 2011. She also produced some 20 articles in professional journals, 30-odd entries in history encyclopedias and several multi-media projects. Her most recent book, Farming Dissenters: The Regulator Movement in Piedmont North Carolina,  is about the Regulator Movement in the late Colonial Period. Carole and her husband, Dr. George Troxler, received the 2010 Christopher Crittenden Memorial Award from the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association.  Her publications have received awards from the North Carolina Sons of the American Revolution, the Society of North Carolina Historians, Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society, and the International Council for Canadian Studies.

About the Tar River Center for History and Culture
The Tar River Center for History and Culture (TRCHC) works with local governments, private organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to develop the region's historical and cultural assets, to foster economic development, and to promote knowledge of the past. Visit http://www.louisburg.edu/tarrivercenter for more information.

About Louisburg College
Related by faith to The United Methodist Church, Louisburg College is the oldest two-year residential college in the nation, and the only one in North Carolina. With a student body of 700 students, over 90 percent of Louisburg graduates continue their education at four-year schools. Learn more at www.louisburg.edu.