Completed Projects

The Cornelius Harnett Memorial Display.  This project was completed in March 2012. A photograph of the display  and a detailed description may also  be accessed by clicking on this hyperlink: Cornelius Harnett Memorial Display.

The Cornelius Harnett Memorial Display (4 x 4) .  This display is a spin-off from the Cornelius Harnett Memorial Display.    This is a 4 x 4 foot copy of the 8 x 8 memorial on display at the courthouse. Unlike the 8′ x 8′ display which has eight component parts, it is printed on a single board four feet by four feet.   It was placed in the Lobby to the Harnett County Commons prior to April 12, 2012 when the annual Cornelius Harnett Gala was held.  It is being used in the “Middle School History Project” described below.  A photograph of the display and information on how to obtain a copy may be accessed in the Image Gallery by clicking on this hyperlink: Cornelius Harnett Display Goes to School.

The Dunlap Broadside and Narrative.  In October 2012 the Cornelius Harnett Memorial Display was expanded to include The Dunlap Broadside and Narrative. The Dunlap Broadside was the first printed version of The Declaration of Independence.  Two hundred copies were prepared by printer John Dunlap on the night of July 4, 1776 for distribution throughout the colonies.  For a photograph showing this addition, together with a narrative explaining it in detail, go to the following hyperlink:  The Dunlap Broadside and Narrative.

The Middle School History Project. This project was completed as of December 2012. It involved an effort that began in September of 2012 to promote involvement by middle school history teachers in the presentation of Cornelius Harnett to the students of this county. For details see the article under “Image Gallery/Commemorative” entitled“Cornelius Harnett Display Goes to School.” The article details the efforts of Director Vicki Kendrick and sixteen 8th grade middle school teachers who modified a unit of study about the American Revolution to include information about Cornelius Harnett. The 4′ x 4′ Cornelius Harnett memorial display mentioned above is being used by history teachers in Harnett County as a teaching aid.  These were provided to the schools by sponsor of this web site, Samuel Hummel.

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