Aycock Birthplace

Education – Farm Life

Charles B. Aycock was born into a rural home here in Wayne County in 1859. Interested in politics from his youth, Aycock began to practice law and move up in the Democratic Party after graduating from the University of North Carolina. In 1900 he was elected governor and dedicated himself to improving public education in North Carolina. By the time he left office four years later, one school had been built for each day the governor was in office. Today a typical schoolhouse of the period stands on the site.

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Call for Volunteers

Aycock Birthplace is looking for new volunteers to give tours, provide hands-on demonstrations, and assist in the gift shop. If interested, please call Joshua Dacey at 919-242-5581 or email aycock@ncdcr.gov.

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Upcoming Events

  • August 25:
    A Lingering Shadow: From Battlefield Trauma in WWI to a Modern Perspective on PTSD

    Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm
    To commemorate the opening of the "North Carolina in the Great War" traveling exhibition at the Aycock Birthplace, please join us for a daylong symposium exploring the history of Battlefield Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
    Tim Reagin, a PhD candidate at UNC Greensboro, will guide you on a journey through the trenches and beyond during his discussion entitled, "Shell Shock and War Neuroses: When Doughboys Returned from the Great War."
    Sheena M. Eagan, MPH PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies will explore and examine the cultural narratives used to explain war-related trauma disorders such as shell-shock and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
    Ray Clark is a Vietnam Veteran who has made it his mission to help other veterans through their struggle to overcome the long-term effects of combat. He will discuss his memoir entitled, The Never-Ending War: The Unseen Scars of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
    Visitors will also be invited to view the "North Carolina in the Great War" traveling exhibition.
    The event is free. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call (919) 242-5581 or email aycock@ncdcr.gov for more information.
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  • Stay tuned for upcoming events . . .

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Contact Us

Aycock Birthplace
264 Governor Aycock Road
Fremont, NC 27830
Phone: (919) 242-5581
Email: aycock@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

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