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“Collective History” Book Talk with Author Amanda Boyd
March 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Colonial Inn has been a historical icon for decades. Located in the heart of downtown Hillsborough, North Carolina, the inn is well known for its grand columns, long stretched veranda, and southern-style food. Serving as a meeting place, boarding house, hotel, and restaurant, the centuries-old hallways have carried the echoes of laughter and cheers from the many celebration and family-style meals. With gumption and resilience, the inn has survived days of war, free, hurricanes, bankruptcy, and neglect. Rumors of the inn’s extensive history have long since been told, from the hauntings of Cornwallis to the origination date of 1759. While some tales proved to be folklore, the inn has a great depth of stories to share, many of which are captured in this book.
Amanda Boyd is a freelance writer who lives among the pines of Durham, North Carolina, with her husband, Michael, daughter, Nora, and two dogs, Ozzie and Zooey. After 13-years of working in the fitness and wellness industry, Amanda made a drastic career change by taking a job with the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough. Today, Amanda works as the site coordinator for the Burwell School Historic Site in Hillsborough, North Carolina, helping to preserve the historic building and grounds while educating visitors on life in the 19th-century. She credits her parents for her passion for history and love for books. Collective History is Amanda’s first book.
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