History at High Noon: Fifteen Hurricanes that Changed the Carolinas (HYBRID)

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00pm
This is a past event

Please join us in the Daniels Auditorium at the North Carolina Museum of History OR via Zoom. If you are joining via Zoom, please use the link below to join at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21.

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Speaker: Jay Barnes, author, historian, and longtime resident of the North Carolina coast.

Join the museum as we kick off hurricane season by welcoming author and hurricane historian Jay Barnes, who will share his latest book Fifteen Hurricanes that Changed the Carolinas: Powerful Storms, Climate Change, and What We Do Next (UNC Press). There will be an opportunity to get your very own copy of the book in the Museum Shop and get it signed by the author following the program! 

Barnes is an author, historian, and longtime resident of the North Carolina coast. His previous books include North Carolina’s Hurricane History (fourth edition; UNC Press), Florida’s Hurricane History (second edition; UNC Press), Faces from the Flood: Hurricane Floyd Remembered, (UNC Press), and Hurricane Hazel in the Carolinas (Arcadia Publishing).

As a hurricane historian, Barnes lectures widely on US hurricanes and has appeared in various productions for the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, the Weather Channel, NPR, NBC Nightly News, and others. He’s also a regular contributor to a variety of national and regional magazines. Visit his website at JayBarnesonHurricanes.com. Barnes is a graduate of NC State University’s College of Design and holds a master’s degree in advertising from Syracuse University. He now lives in Raleigh where he recently retired as president and CEO of the nonprofit NC Aquarium Society. He was previously director of the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores for more than 20 years.