The Annual Meeting
NORTH CAROLINA FRIENDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Saturday, November 4, 2023
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
We extend an open invitation for all to attend our annual business meeting, and program which features a talk by Hal Pugh, local historian and potter. Hal and his wife Eleanor have researched and written a book entitled, Naomi “Omie” Wise, Her Life, Death and Legend.”
Hal and co-author/wife Eleanor Minnock-Pugh, live in the New Salem community of Randleman, NC, which lies in close proximity to the actual location of poor Naomi’s demise. They have researched the facts and legends of a sensational story that’s been kept alive for over 200 years. It’s a fascinating story that’s survived the ages, aided by a ballad made famous by NC
guitarist Doc Watson, “Omie Wise”, on his first solo album released in 1964.
After Hal’s talk, you may visit the grave site of Naomi Wise which is located in the cemetery of Providence Friends Meeting.
WHERE: Providence Friends Meeting, 2054 Providence Church Road, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313
9:30 – Social Hour with light refreshments / time to browse/purchase publications of NCFHS
10:00 – Election of Officers and Directors of the Society
10:30 – Program: Hal E. Pugh, Author
11:00 – Adjournment and Visit to Gravesite