One more seat available for Intermediate Book Repair Workshop

We have one spot remaining for this workshop as of 9/15/2017. Please reserve your seat by registering today. For complete information, please see our Workshop website.

Craig Fansler

Craig Fansler demonstrates book repair techniques.

Sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium
Z. Smith Reynolds Library ~ Wake Forest University

This workshop will cover a variety of repairs such a spine replacement, tipping in pages, end sheet replacement, 4-flap enclosures, paper tears and tightening hinges.

This workshop is intended for staff and volunteers in libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other heritage institutions that need training in repairing or housing archival materials. Books will be supplied for attendees to work on, but you are encouraged to bring 1 or 2 books which need repair or housing. If time permits, we’ll work on what you bring.

Date and Location

Friday, September 29, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. workshop

Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Preservation Lab, Room 329
1834 Wake Forest Road
Wake Forest, NC


$50 (NCPC Member or staff at an NCPC institutional member)
$75 (non-member*)


New Workshop: Preserving Historic Cemeteries

Preserving Historic Cemeteries
November 3, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
High Point Museum

This workshop will begin with a morning presentation covering:

  • The basic steps of documenting historic cemeteries, including survey forms and successful photography,
  • Establishing preservation priorities
  • Cleaning stone monuments
  • Basic cemetery care

After the presentation, there will be time for questions and answers before moving to High Point’s Oakwood Cemetery in the afternoon for hands-on cleaning of stone markers.

Who should attend?

This training is targeted to the nonprofessional, such as church sextons, genealogists, cemetery grounds keepers, and family members.  No prior training or experience is required.  Please send an email to, if you would like to request that a particular topic or challenge, related to your specific site, be covered.  Registration will be limited to 30 participants. Registration deadline is October 24, 2017. For registration information, please see our Workshop page.


NCPC wishes to thank the High Point Historical Society for its generous sponsorship of this workshop.

New Workshop: Preservation of Textiles

Lynn Lancaster Gorges

This workshop will focus on the proper storage and display of historic textiles in a small museum or historic site setting. These items commonly include quilts, military uniforms, coverlets, bridal gowns, and needlework.

Participants will be shown how to make simple displays and supports to ensure the stability of their textiles, as well as how to fold and store items. Cleaning of items will be demonstrated using vacuuming methods, and safe wet cleaning methods will be discussed. Participants will learn how to cover a hanger and construct a flat mount in small groups. They will do basic stitching to demonstrate the most commonly used stitches when stabilizing textiles. Participants will take home samples of mounting fabric, batting, mounting board samples, and fabric used for stabilization.

NCPC is delighted to partner with the Page-Walker Arts and History Center to offer this educational opportunity in support of the preservation of our state’s history and collections.

Friday, September 8, 2017
Page-Walker Arts and History Center
119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC 27513

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. greeting and refreshments
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. workshop

See our Workshop page for more information and registration instructions.