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This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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New photographs and a yearbook from Benson Museum now online

From left to right: George Hamilton IV, Monzelle Phillips, Hayden Ivey, James Thorton, and Gerald Young at a music performance

A new batch of photographs from the Benson Museum of Local History are now up on DigitalNC. These photos show a glimpse into life in Benson, North Carolina during the past century. Included are photographs of Benson citizens, businesses, schools, farms, and documentation of the State Annual Singing Convention, which was started in 1921 at a Benson tobacco warehouse, and carries on yearly to this day.

A group of men posing with fish

Future Farmers of America from page 26 of the 1967 Tatler

1967 yearbook from Benson High School is also now available. The 1967 Tatler shows student life at the high school with photographs of the Glee Club, the Library Club, and the Future Farmers of America. Also included are student portraits, athletic team photos, and ads for local businesses.

To browse yearbooks provided by the Benson Museum of Local History click here, or click here to view their photographs. To learn more about the Benson Museum of Local History visit their partner page, or take a look at their website.

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