Community Events:

Chapel Hill is 12 miles south of Hillsborough. Both towns are in Orange County which was named in honor of William the Fifth of Orange; King George III was William’s grandfather. These special interest events continue the Scottish and colonial America theme of Outlandish Hillsborough.

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Monday, September 30th, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Main Library in Hillsborough

A round table discussion on the history and heritage of Colonial North Carolina featuring historians Dr. Arwin Smallwood (Chairman of the Department of History and Political Science at North Carolina A&T State University) and Michael Newton, PhD in Celtic Studies and distinguished scholar of Scottish Gaelic Studies. This limited seating event is free, but registration is requested.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Flyleaf Books

Daniel Boone is America’s pioneer hero and he lived more years in North Carolina than in any other territory or colony during his exciting 86-year-long life. This year is the 250th anniversary of Boone’s first excursion through the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky in 1769. He hunted and explored the Kentucky wilderness for two years before returning home to North Carolina. Just before the American Revolution began, he again headed to Kentucky, marking Boone Trace for others to follow, setting in motion America’s Westward Movement. Come hear award-winning North Carolina author and storyteller Randell Jones share about the famous frontiersman’s life—especially his North Carolina years—from his book, In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone.  Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC.

Randell is the author of several other award-winning history books including Before They Were Heroes at Kings Mountain, From Time to Time in North Carolina, and Trailing Daniel Boone. He has received two Kentucky History Awards from the Kentucky Historical Society and was honored with the national History Award Medal from the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. Since 2007, he has served as an invited member of the Road Scholars Speakers Bureau of the NC Humanities Council. His book on the life of Daniel Boone appears in the bibliography of Robert Morgan’s Boone, a biography; the two authors have appeared together before North Carolina audiences. A graduate of the MBA program at UNC, Randell lives in Winston-Salem, where is writes, speaks, and publishes as Daniel Boone Footsteps.


Scottish Gaelic Studies at UNC, Autumn Lectures

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 and Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Guest Speakers Kate Forbes, Member of the Scottish Parliament, and Professor Robert Dunbar, Chair of Celtic Languages, University of Edinburgh. Building on the success of SHUSA’s Inaugural Visiting Lectureship in Scottish Gaelic Studies at UNC-CH, let us join together in our efforts to establish a permanent Chair dedicated to the cherished language, literature, and culture of the Scottish Highlands and their vibrant legacies in North Carolina and beyond… . For further details contact Dr. Tiber Falzett: