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]


Workshop Announcement: Intermediate Cemetery Preservation


Courtesy, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training https://www.ncptt.nps.gov/blog/cleaning-a-stone-grave-marker-2007-01/

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!