Workshop Announcement: Intermediate Cemetery Preservation


Courtesy, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

Celebrate All Saints Day this year by learning how to preserve cemeteries in this two-day workshop. Jason Church is coming back to North Carolina to provide instruction on more intensive gravestone restoration methods, including cleaning and re-setting. The course will also cover broader preservation concepts such as planning and documentation.

Spaces are limited, so sign up as soon as possible!


Register Now for the 2018 Conference!

Preserving Community Heritage

November 16, 2018
Registration and Continental breakfast 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Program 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
McKimmon Center
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

NCPC’s 2018 annual conference will focus on collaborative initiatives that seek to preserve community history and material culture. Sessions will showcase projects throughout North Carolina and address the importance of effective outreach and building partnerships with individuals and community organizations to help them share their own stories. The conference will inspire participants with innovative techniques and tools for documenting and preserving local history resources and raise issues concerning the balance between community-building and collection-building.

Sessions Include:

  • All in the Community: Toward De-Centering Institutional Preservation Goals to Engage with External Partners
  • Preserving Community History Through Outreach Activities
  • The Creation of An African-American Album: A Library’s First Step in Documenting a City’s Black History
  • Home Movie Day: The Great Equalizer
  • Archivist in a Backpack Project
  • Adaptive Reuse as a Catalyst for Community History and Archiving: UNC Community Histories Workshop and the Rocky Mount Mills Initiative

Where? N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh, NC 27606

When? Registration and refreshments begin at 8 a.m.; Content begins at 9 a.m. and extends through 4 p.m.

Registration: Register and pay online here. To register and pay by mail, download and print Registration Form 2018 Conf. Complete the form and mail it and the check in to the listed NCPC address.

For more about registration rates, policies, and scholarship availability, please visit the conference page.

Workshop Announcement: Basic Book Repair

Come join the bibliophilic fun! On Friday, September 21, 2018, two expert instructors will teach a variety of techniques, including spine replacement, tipping in pages, end sheet replacement, and repairing paper tears.

  • Date & Time: September 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Special Collections Conservation Lab, Joyner Library, ECU, East 5th Street Greenville, NC 27858-4353
  • Instructors: Craig Fansler, Preservation Librarian at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, and Larry Houston, Preservation Librarian at the Joyner Library, East Carolina University, will lead the session.
  • Who Should Attend? This workshop is intended for staff and volunteers in libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other heritage institutions. Books will be supplied for attendees to work on, but you are encouraged to bring 1 or 2 books which need repair. If time permits, we’ll work on what you bring.
  • Registration: The registration fee for this workshop is $50.00 for employees of NCPC member institutions and individual NCPC members, and $75.00 for non-members. Click here to register