Ernest Dollar is a North Carolina native who began working in historic sites in 1993 after completing his B.A. in History and B.F.A. in Design from UNC Greensboro. Dollar has worked in several historic parks in both North and South Carolina. In 2003, he completed his M.A. in Public History from NC State University and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill. In 2008, Ernest published a photographic history on the town of Morrisville and is currently working on a history of the end of the Civil War in North Carolina.
Filmed by Kate Pattison at the Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill.
Video editing by Cody Moran.
Images courtesy of the North Carolina Division of Archives and History.