January Issue of NC Preserves is Now Available

NC Preserves has hit the virtual printing press. In our latest newsletter you will find articles on:

  • A recap of the NCPC Annual Conference “Preserving Community Heritage”
  • A review of our Intermediate Cemetery Preservation Workshop
  • Upcoming workshops
  • Upcoming deadline for NCPC Preservation Grants (spoiler: Deadline is March 15th!)
  • New Member Spotlight: The Tobacco Farm Life Museum

Check it out online.

Workshop Announcement: Special Collections Book Preservation

tuxedo box 3NCPC is partnering with the Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) for a pre-conference workshop at UNCW’s Randall Library! As a complement to NCPC’s regular book repair workshops, this session will focus on caring for books in special collections. Larry Houston (pictured below), Preservation Librarian at East Carolina University’s Joyner Library, will lead instruction. Join in to learn new skills in creating supportive and protective enclosures for rare books and more.

2018 Robert James Award for Preservation Excellence

Anne Jennings (L) and Dewey Burges (R)

Anne Jennings and Dewey Burgess from the Camden County Heritage Museum and Historic Jail accepted the 2018 Robert James Award for Preservation Excellence at the 2018 NCPC Annual Conference on November 16, 2018. This annual award recognizes institutions in North Carolina that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the preservation of tangible and intangible heritage of enduring value. The NCPC Board of Directors selected the Museum for its commitment to preserving the history of Camden County and its historic jail.

 

Read the full press release here. Visit these links to view videos that highlight the museum.

“Camden Heritage Museum” [94 seconds]

“Camden County Jail” [7m 42s]