Noted local historian, Tom Magnuson, will give a presentation on “Quaker Migrations In and Out of Carolina: 1750’s to 1820’s” on Sunday, March 6. His talk will pay particular attention to motives for movement, likely routes taken, and some lasting impacts of Friends (Quakers) on our land. It is free to the public.
Tom Magnuson is founding director of the Trading Path Association. A military historian, former Marine, and former software executive, Tom created the TPA in 1999 to research and document remnants of Indian and colonial paths, trails, and roads that spanned the Piedmont from Virginia to Georgia. Remains of these old, pre-modern routes, he believes, will provide information on the almost-unknown “contact period” in North Carolina, roughly 1650-1800, when Indians, Africans, and Europeans mixed, mingled, and coexisted.
The presentation is sponsored by the Hillsborough Friends (Quaker) Worship Group and the North Carolina Humanities Council.