Wayne County Museum
116 North William Street Goldsboro, NC 27530
On Sunday March 24th, 2pm – G.M. Smith of Snow Hill will be showing his documentary Forgotten Tragedy: The Tuscarora War at the Wayne County Museum. Admission is free. The film documents the fall of the Tuscarora stronghold, Fort Neoheroka, in present day Greene County. For three weeks in March of 1713, a force of colonial troops from South Carolina, along with members of several tribes including the Cherokee and Catawba, laid siege to the fort which held hundreds of Tuscarora men, women, and children. In an effort to end the siege, the attackers set fire to the site. Hundreds died in the blaze and over 400 survivors were sold into slavery. The site remains today as the single largest burial of Native Americans in North America. This tragedy was the beginning of the end of the Tuscarora in eastern North Carolina. For more information please call the Wayne County Museum at (919)-734-5023.
Directions to event:
The Wayne County Museum is located at the corner of William and Mulberry Streets next to the Post Office in downtown Goldsboro.
For more information contact:
Brantley Partin/Christopher Lawson