The N.C. 4-H Club will celebrate its 100th anniversary this week as members from across the state will be in Raleigh to participate in competitions and events as part of its annual 4-H Congress. Among the events will be a Centennial Homecoming Celebration on Tuesday night, when there will be a reunion dinner and a Rockin’ Clover Bash and when the first class of the 4-H Hall of Fame will be announced. NC State helped develop the N.C. 4-H Club — which also has been called the Corn Club and the Farmers’ Boy Club — in 1909.
NCSU Libraries’ Special Collections has an online exhibit, Green’n’ Growing, that includes a detailed history of the N.C. 4-H Club and hundreds of great photos of the club’s work over its 100-year history. The N&O also has some colorful photos of the recent N.C. State 4-H Horse Show, one of the nation’s largest 4-H horse programs.