Preservation of Scrapbooks Workshop Announced

This workshop has been canceled. For more workshop announcements, please visit our workshop page.

Scrapbooks provide a unique historic perspective on individuals, families, organizations and institutions and hence are actively collected by archives, libraries, museums and historic societies. Photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera and three-dimensional memorabilia are all found in albums and can pose complicated accessioning, inventory, and preservation issues.

This workshop will cover:

  • A short history of scrapbooks
  • Guidelines for providing intellectual and physical access to these materials
  • Care and handling of albums and scrapbooks
  • Guidelines and best practices for exhibition and storage

This workshop is designed for individuals who are interested in the preservation and care of scrapbooks. Whether you oversee the care and handling of scrapbooks or work directly with them at your institution, this workshop will address access, conservation, reformatting, and description as it relates to these unique books.

The workshop is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 24, 2016, at The Frontier in RTP. Refreshments and a box lunch is included with your registration.

For more information including how to register, please see our Workshop web page.


July 2016 Newsletter Now Available

This July 2016 issue of NC Preserves is now available online. The issue is dedicated to all things “membership.” In it you will can read about:

  • The benefits of NCPC membership–discounts, networking, and more!
  • Institutional members–thank you for your support
  • High Point Museum’s Preservation Grant–digitizing the High Point Enterprise negative collection, an NCPC grant-funded project
  • 2016 Preservation Grants are announced
  • New Workshop–Care of Historic Cemeteries (July 22, 2016; Asheville)
  • NCPC History Corner–discover how NCPC got started
  • How you can help NCPC create new workshops

Preserving the Historic Building
Practical Solutions for Preserving and Maintaining Historic Architecture

Sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium
Asheville, NC
June 20, 2016

Got rot, peeling paint, roof leaks, old wiring or other issues with your historic building?   Have you been forced to defer maintenance during the recession?  Are your paying high utility bills yet freezing indoors in the winter and burning-up in the summer?  Where do you begin with repairs and are there practical solutions for maintaining the historic home?

Gear-up for an engaging workshop that will explore questions about the nuts and bolts for best practices in maintaining your historic property.  Join us for an image-rich presentation including snapshots of actual projects with a focus on practical maintenance and repair, weatherization, fire protection measures, storm preparation, and conducting building assessments.  The speakers will share more than 35 years of “lessons learned” assisting historic house museums and other heritage properties.  This workshop combines a morning lecture and discussion session with an afternoon field experience at a historic site for hands-on building analysis.

See workshops for more info.


Introduction to the Care of Historic Cemeteries
Sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium
Asheville, NC
July 22, 2016

This workshop will begin with lectures in the morning before moving to historic Riverside Cemetery in the afternoon.  Lectures will cover the basic steps of documenting historic cemeteries including survey forms and tips for successful photography.  Topics will also include an introduction to establishing preservation priorities in an historic cemetery. The final lecture of the morning will focus on cleaning of stone monuments and overall cemetery care.  There will be ample time for questions and answers.  After lunch the workshop will move to Historic Riverside Cemetery and focus on hands-on cleaning of stone markers.

See workshops for more info.