New Workshop: Intro to Historic Cemetery Care


“In Safe Hands: An Introduction to Historic Cemetery Care”
Melissa Timo, Historic Cemetery Specialist, N.C. Office of State Archaeology

It’s an all too common tale — A historic cemetery you know and love has become overgrown. Or, taking a hike or exploring a new property purchase reveals a forgotten cemetery. Something should be done! But what are the next steps? How do you care, clean, and record an old cemetery without causing further damage? When do you bring in a professional? This presentation will share some easy cemetery care best practices you can employ. See our Workshops page for more information.

Preservation Grants Deadline Approaching

The deadline for NCPC Preservation Grant applications is March 15, 2022. Applications must be received via email by that date, or must be postmarked by that date if you send it through the US Postal Service. We encourage you to email your application for faster delivery.

Grants are awarded for several types of projects including preservation assessments, collections assessments, conservation, environmental monitoring, and more. You can see more information, including how to apply, on our Preservation Grants page.

Applications are only accepted from member institutions. Now is a great time to join NCPC as we have extended our “pay what you can” memberships through this fiscal year ending June 30th. For membership information, please see

Don’t delay, start your application today!

October Newsletter Now Online

We have a lot of news to share this quarter:

  • The Annual Conference will soon be here. Click Here to Register Now!
  • The deadline for the Robert James Preservation Excellence Award has been extended to October 20th. Get your letters in as soon as possible! This year, thanks to an anonymous donor, there will be a cash award of $300.
  • There are still funds in our NCMC/NCPC Disaster Relief Grant program. Check out our website for guidelines.
  • NCPC is looking for a new Executive Director to start on July 1, 2022. This is a great opportunity to serve at a level of leadership in our state-wide organization.
  • Memberships in NCPC are pay-as-you-wish again this year. There is no better time for you or your organization to join

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