PRESERVATION NORTH CAROLINA COVID-19 POLICY:
To ensure the health and safety of Preservation North Carolina staff, interested buyers, volunteers and the public, face coverings such as masks are required to be worn — and social distancing observed — during property showings and other interactions. The face covering should completely cover the nose and mouth. Onsite property showings will be to qualified buyers only. We appreciate your cooperation.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Eastern Regional Office has a new phone number – 252-563-5288 – due to our relocation from Greenville to Tarboro.
At Preservation North Carolina we rescue old houses.
And factory mills, schools, churches, general stores, and even the occasional big pink puppy.
We’re fondly referred to as “the animal shelter for old houses.” It’s a fun nickname, but a responsibility we take to heart. Through our nationally recognized and award-winning Endangered Properties Program we’ve rescued over 800 old, interesting, historic, sometimes abandoned, but always important properties. There’s a story behind each one and we are committed to telling it.
But we don’t do it alone.
We rely on the generous support of our members, so please look through our site to learn more about the groundbreaking work that we do, and consider joining the 4,500 members who support Preservation NC!Donate
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News & Events
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Shelter Series: Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America’s Longest Running Mysteries
Lifelong North Carolinians Beth Yarbrough and her daughter, Dr. Ashley Oliphant, never intended to be pirate hunters, but once they realized the old stories about the strange Frenchman named Lorenzo Ferrer who arrived in Lincolnton in 1839 might be true, they had to investigate. It turns out that Ferrer was actually the New Orleans pirate Jean Laffite living under an assumed name.
Shelter Series: Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge and Wilmington’s Other Battleship – with Dr. Mark Wilde-Ramsing
A presentation by Dr. Mark Wilde-Ramsing, an archaeologist with the NC Division of Archives and History/Underwater Archaeology Branch from 1978 to 2012, about two of North Carolina’s most important shipwreck sites: the Nuestra Senora se Regla (a ship that later became the USS Commodore Hull) and Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge, one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of modern times.