North Carolina History Series

Your GAA is excited to introduce our North Carolina History Series, filled with The Lost Colony, Biltmore Estate and more. Please join us as we explore the issues and events that define us as a state. All classes are held in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center’s Royall Room from 7 – 9 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

Book the N.C. History Series lecture experience.

Book the N.C. History Spring Field Study experience.

Check out our digital N.C. History series brochure.


Tuition: $35 per class; GAA members pay only $20 per class

April 4 | 1957 UNC Basketball Season
April 13 | Daniel Boone
April 27 | Blue Ridge Parkway
May 6-7 | Field Study, 1780-81:  The Southern Campaign in the War for Independence (King’s Mountain, Cowpens and Guilford Courthouse).
May 11 | The University of North Carolina, Part I (1776 to 1835)
May 25 | Biltmore Estate
June 8 | USS North Carolina 
June 22 | Andy Griffith Show
June 29 | North Carolina’s Ironclads: Ablemarle and Neuse

The GAA member discount only pertains to the member. If you are a member and your spouse/guest is not a member, your spouse/guest tuition must be at the standard rate. The GAA verifies membership prior to final processing.

Refunds for lectures: 
Tuition is fully refundable for any cancellation made three weeks prior to the lecture. Any cancellation after that time is subject to a 50 percent fee. No tuition is refunded if the cancellation is made within 24 hours of the lecture.

Changing lectures: We will be happy to accommodate lecture change requests made within five business days prior to the lecture.

Please note: Lecture dates may change due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, tuition will be refunded in full.

Lecturer: Freddie Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT)

Fred Kiger portrait head shotFreddie leads our North Carolina History Series. Freddie has over 30 years of teaching experience and has two degrees from UNC, a bachelor’s in history and a master of arts in teaching with an emphasis in history.

Point of Contact

Catherine Nichols '89
Senior Coordinator of Faculty Relations and Travel
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Catherine joined the GAA in Sept. 2016. She loves connecting faculty with alumni and the community. As an alumna of UNC and native of Chapel Hill, she’s thrilled to represent UNC and the alumni community through her work. Catherine enjoys spending time on campus with her family and traveling at any opportunity. She also enjoys movies, biking and reading.