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Meeting on N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center set for Tuesday night

Meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church

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The public can offer feedback on plans to build a Civil War history center in Fayetteville during a meeting Tuesday night at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church.

Organizers said the designers and historians who are developing exhibits for the N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center will outline their plans for the facility.

The presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the church, which is at 1217 Murchison Road. The church is across the street from the campus of Fayetteville State University.

Staff from the exhibit design firm, Eisterhold Associates Inc., and historians and researchers will be on hand to answer questions.

The exhibit design plans will remain on display at Mount Sinai Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., organizers said. 

Next week, the information will be on display at Highland Presbyterian Church, 111 Highland Ave. Information on the center will be displayed at Highland from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17-21. History center staff will also be on hand to answer questions.

The projected cost of the history center is a total of $80 million, with the state legislature providing $60 million in its latest budget and the city of Fayetteville and Cumberland County each pledging $7.5 million. Part of the city’s contribution would be land. The center would be built on the grounds of the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex off Arsenal Avenue.

People who wish to comment on the plans may do so anonymously, organizers have said.

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Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center

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