CPCC produces ‘Trail of History’ DVD set

last modified Mar 02, 2012 08:08 AM

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has packaged six episodes of the popular CPCC TV show “Trail of History” in a DVD set and is making it available to the public for purchase.

“The Trail of History” show documents the fascinating history of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. CPCC TV has produced 24 Trail of History shows since 2008. The newly produced DVD set includes episodes on the history of Capt. James Jack, Hezekiah Alexander House, James K. Polk site, Latta Plantation, Rosedale and Rural Hill.

The DVD set can be purchased through the CPCC Press at http://cpccpress.com/products-page/faculty-titles/trail-of-history/, or by calling 704.330.6863. The price is $15.95, plus tax. CPCC also plans to make the set available at historic site gift shops and other retailers in Mecklenburg County.

“Trail of History” is hosted by Gary Ritter, a history instructor and executive director of Learning Technologies Services at CPCC. Each episode of “Trail of History” takes the viewer back in time to experience and explore the people and events that made Charlotte and Mecklenburg County what they are today. The documentary series enlightens and educates as Charlotte and Mecklenburg County’s past is brought to life. The six-DVD set (Vol. 1) provides a tour of some of Mecklenburg’s historic sites and recounts the important events that have left a lasting legacy.

For more information about CPCC TV (Time Warner Cable channel 17) and its schedule of locally-produced programing, visit www.cpcc.edu/tv. To learn more about the CPCC Press and it publications and services, visit www.cpccpress.com.

Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering close to 300 degree and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies.