The Regulator welcomes photographer Elizabeth Matheson, contributor Mary Ann Peter, and publisher Elizabeth Woodman, for a reading and book signing of Hidden Hillsborough: Historic Dependencies and Landscapes in a Small Southern Town.
Hidden Hillsborough was inspired by mysterious elements around town: a structure in someone's backyard, stone steps that don't seem to lead anywhere, berms along certain Hillsborough streets that serve no apparent purpose, and other unusual features. Hidden Hillsborough reveals the purpose of the features mentioned above, as well as many others, telling their story and the story of Hillsborough. Photographed and documented are such topics as the town's street system, remnants of early sidewalks, gardens, well houses, spring houses, outdoor kitchens, barns, icehouses, offices, necessaries, slave houses, and educational institutions.
Elizabeth Matheson, a native of Hillsborough, earned her BA at Sweet Briar College, and later studied photography at the Penland School of Crafts. Her photographs have been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries around the Southeast. She has published portraits of two old North Carolina towns, Edenton and Hillsborough. Other books include To See (1991), Blithe Air: Photographs of England, Wales and Ireland (1995), and Shell Castle: Portrait of a North Carolina House (2008). In 2004 she was awarded the North Carolina Award for Excellence in the Arts, the state’s highest civilian honor. She is on the board of directors of the Preservation Fund of Hillsborough.
Mary Ann Peter earned a PhD in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and BS and MS degrees in nursing from Duke University. She was on the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing for ten years and held a variety of positions in nursing at Duke University Hospital for twenty-five years, including that of director of nursing. She received numerous awards and honors during her nursing career, wrote a number of articles in professional journals, and holds a patent for a medical device. She was chair of the board of trustees of Durham Technical Community College for eight years. Among her local community service activities are Alliance for Historic Hillsborough Board of Directors (chair), Historical Foundation of Hillsborough and Orange County (chair); Preservation Fund of Hillsborough. She received the 2013 Mary Claire Engstrom Award.
Elizabeth Woodman is founder, editor, and janitor for Eno Publishers, a nonprofit book publisher founded in 2008 and dedicated to publishing nonfiction books about the culture and history of the South. She has been a book editor for four decades and has started two book publishing operations. She lives in Hillsborough, NC.
Hidden Hillsborough, 9780997314434, Eno Publishers