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Lecture on “Moving Midway Plantation” by Charles Silver

when: Jan. 12, 2012

Lecture on “Moving Midway Plantation” by Charles Silver will gave the background story behind the moving of the house. On Thursday, January 12 at 7 pm,a capacity crowd joined us in the Visitors Center to hear the version of the story from the owners of the plantation house whose move was documented in a major motion picture. The Visitors Center is located at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission was $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments were served. Seating was limited, and advanced payment was required. Attendees called 919-833-3431 with MasterCard or Visa, or mailed a check to P O Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605. It was necessary to include the names of all in your party; nametags served as tickets. Tickets were non-refundable unless we had to cancel the event.

As Vice President of M. Silver & Company, Charlie Silver is responsible for the areas of speaking, facilitating and training. The company focuses on cultural change in the building industries such as construction, engineering and design. Its mission is to help organizations implement their strategies for adapting to the new technological and demographic environments that they face.

Mr. Silver has trained over 10,000 people in his 30-year career. He has worked in 46 states and 22 countries on 5 continents, training people in both English and Spanish. He is a nationally recognized facilitator, able to bring diverse and complex groups together toward a common goal and executable action plan.

Among other careers, Mr. Silver has worked in real estate development, sales and sales management, consulting, construction, banking, farming and was a combat pilot in the Marine Corps. He is the author of the textbook, Real Estate Economics and was Chairman of an Hispanic Community Bank. Charlie has spoken to a number of banking organizations, real estate firms, manufacturers, and at numerous national and international conventions.

Besides his “day job”, Charlie has been involved in historic preservation for many years. He moved and renovated his family home place, Midway Plantation. While moving Midway, he and his wife, Dena, saved and renovated another Hinton family home, Beaverdam Plantation. And, if that was not enough, they were instrumental in saving and moving the graveyard at Clay Hill, where Major John Hinton and several of his family were interred, to Historic Oakwood Cemetery.

Charlie currently serves on the Boards of Historic Oakwood Cemetery and the North Carolina Museum of History Associates.

Mr. Silver is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, has an MBA from Chapman University, and attended North Carolina Central University School of Law.

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