Visit to NC Museum of History
Here are a few of the artifacts that I saw there (from the museum's web site, because their pictures are better than mine <g>).
Tuscarora cap in the style of a Scotsman's bonnet
This was labeled as being from the early 1700's, showing how the Tuscarora Indians traded with the Scots in the area. Click here for some more pictures of it from different angles.
Branding iron in the shape of an "M" for murder
This was labeled as being from the 19th century, but it caught my attention because it looks just like the one that was used to brand Bobby Higgins for his role in the Boston Massacre. The "M" is very small, maybe the size of my thumb nail.
Photo of memorial to Regulators hanged after the battle of Alamance, 1771
I thought the engraving of the hanged man was very striking.
Silver shoe buckles belonging to Flora MacDonald, circa 1770
The accompanying description in the exhibit stated that Flora MacDonald had given these shoe buckles to a friend in North Carolina shortly before she returned to Scotland.
I will definitely go back for another look at this exhibit. Fascinating place!