2016 Meeting Programs
November 3rd Program Details
Featured Speaker: Mr Mark Pace
"Life and Times of Thomas Person"
Mr Mark Pace will present the program for the November 3, 2016 meeting of the Society. Mark will present a program on the "Life And Times of Thomas Person." Though largely unknown today, Person, a native son of Granville County, was a man of many accomplishments -- a general in the American Revolution, a legislator, a founder of the University of North Carolina and an ardent champion of fair and representative government. Person County, North Carolina is named in his honor.
The guest speaker, Mark A. Pace was born and raised in Henderson, Vance County, N. C. After graduating from Vance Senior High in 1979, he went to UNC - Chapel Hill, majoring in history. After finishing in 1984, he then switched direction, and worked as an art director and illustrator in the advertising profession in Raleigh, N. C. for 25 years. In 2004, he started his own freelance advertising and illustration company. For the past seven years he has been the North Carolina Room Specialist at the Thornton Library in Oxford, N. C., and moved to Oxford in 2012. With a passion for researching local history, for forty years, he considers it an honor to be the caretaker of one of North Carolina's most celebrated genealogical collections.
Please join members of the Society in attending this meeting, to be held at 6:30 P.M. on November 3, 2016 in the small conference room at the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford, N.C. All GCGS meetings are open to the public, and visitors and guests are always cordially invited to attend.