History at High Noon: Hidden beneath Their Waves (HYBRID)
This is a hybrid program. Please join us in the Longleaf Classroom at the North Carolina Museum of History OR via Zoom.
Speaker: Heather Leah, award-winning multiplatform producer at WRAL
Many North Carolinians have no idea the kinds of mysteries and history hiding just beneath the surface of our large, recreational lakes. Sunken train wrecks and plane crashes. Entire ghost towns, graves, and legends. Lost highways and train tracks that once led to important places. Some lakes even flooded impoverished rural or historically Black communities, whose members were left unable to visit buried loved ones. Historian Heather Leah takes you on a deep dive into lakes like Falls, Jordan, Kerr, Norman, Fontana, and Belews—and finds the remnants of lost history just beneath the surface.
Heather Leah, a fifth-generation Raleighite and professional historian, explores history that’s often not found in mainstream books. For nearly a decade of uncovering Hidden History, she’s dug through the State Archives, explored underground tunnels and secret places, interviewed long-time Raleighites for oral histories, and brought the photos and stories to viewers as an award-winning multiplatform producer at WRAL.