Besides being a history teacher, UNC alumnus, Emmy winner and renowned Civil War buff, Freddie Kiger has also been a columnist with CHM since our beginning five years ago. So perhaps we're showing a little favoritism when we say Kiger is a fantastic entertainer - but you don't have to take our word for it. You can get a taste of Kiger's charisma and knowledge of the area at his latest venture - An Evening with the Characters of Chapel Hill on June 19 at 4 p.m.
The Chapel Hill Historical Society recently saved issues of the Chapel Hill News dating from 2009 to 1923, from the dumpster. And Kiger has put together a 45-minute storytelling event based on stories and people pulled from these classic editions of the Chapel Hill News. The Carolina Inn audience will get to experience first hand what Chapel Hill was like in the good old days, before it was even considered a town.
In addition to Kiger's storytelling, there will also be hors d'ouevres, wine and a raffle of local goods. Tickets are $50 per person, and you must register by June 13. Call 929-1793 to reserve a seat.