We Built This at the Rowan Public Library (November 4 – January 27)

Salisbury, NC
Wednesday, November 1 - Wednesday, January 31

We Built This: Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Rowan Public Library
(201 W. Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC 28144)

November 4, 2023 – January 27, 2024

This traveling exhibit, presented by Preservation North Carolina, highlights the stories of those who constructed and designed many of North Carolina’s most treasured historic sites. Spanning more than three centuries, We Built This provides more than two dozen personal profiles and historic context on key topics including slavery and Reconstruction; the founding of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Black churches; Jim Crow and segregation; and the rise of Black politicians and professionals.

Exhibit visitors are also invited to complete an all-ages scavenger hunt as they tour through the exhibit. All scavenger hunt participants are eligible to receive a small prize immediately upon completion; they may also submit their completed form as an entry into a prize raffle. The hunt will be available through Jan. 27.