Munn photography exhibit at the library

January 16, 2014

ELIZABETHTOWN — A collection of photograhs by Mack Munn is now on display at the Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown.

“Flashback: The Mack Munn Photography Exhibit” was developed by the UNC-Wilmington’s Public History Program in conjunction with the Lower Bladen-Columbus Historical Society. It is built around a collection of photographs taken 50 to 75 years ago by Mack Munn of East Arcadia. The exhibit was researched and developed by graduate students enrolled in the public history program of UNCW and won the National Public History Award in 2012.

The exhibit is described as a “unique perspective of rural southeast North Carolina history” and “a rare historical record of a rural African American community.”

It will be on display at the Bladen County Public Library’s Elizabethtown branch, located at 111 N. Cypress St., through Thursday, Feb. 13, during regular library hours. The exhibit will then be displayed at the Bellamy Mansion Museum in Wilmington for the remainder of February.

For information call the Bladen County Public Library at 910-862-6990 or check the web page at