Orange County Preservation Celebration

Sunday September 7
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our next Diamond Anniversary Roadshow event will be a Preservation Celebration in Orange County on Sunday, September 7. This very special event will showcase important properties PNC has helped save in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill.
The event will begin in Hillsborough with brunch at Ayr Mount (1815).


We also have a terrific group of houses that will open for tours in the afternoon:




  • The Nash-Hooper House (1768) in Hillsborough,
  • The Hooper-Kyser House (1814) and
  • The newly restored Edward Kidder Graham House (1906) in Chapel Hill.

We are excited for this opportunity to show off this group of fine and important historic homes.  Additionally, Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales (620 Cornerstone Court, Hillsborough) will have their gallery open from 1-5pm.

Brunch at Ayr Mount will run from 11:00-2:00; the properties will be open for tours from 1:00-5:00 with guests providing their own transportation. The cost will be $40 per person. Tickets are no longer available online. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please contact Shannon Phillips at or 919-832-3652 x 229.

With a special thanks to our hosts and sponsors:


Marty & AraLu Lindsey, Chapel Hill Owen Mitchell, Toronto Robert & Mary Ann Peter, Hillsborough
Ayr Mount Historic Site,Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

Heritage Leaders

Biltmore Logo Classical_American_Homes_Logo NC Estates Logo
Ann & Oliver Hutaff, Hawaii Thomas S. Kenan III, Chapel Hill Raleigh Restoration Group, LLC


Belk-Logo Blanco Tackabery Logo-color Wilson-Covington Logo
Sally & Jeff Greaser, Raleigh SHPO Logo Baird & Pauline Grimson, Chapel Hill
Kay & Dave Phillips, High Point Rodney Swink & Juanita Shearer-Swink, Raleigh Sandy & Newsom Williams, New Bern


Cynthia & Richard Brodhead, Durham Douglas A. Johnston & Marjorie K.N. Salzman, Raleigh The Landmark Group, Winston-Salem
Lee Street Construction, Mebane Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Hillsborough Lysaght & Associates, Raleigh
North Carolina Downtown Development Association R&L Construction-Gene Rees, Mount Airy Gray & Debbie Reed, Raleigh
Restoration & Blasting, Inc., Durham Fern H. Shubert, CPA, Marshville Weaver Cooke Construction, Greensboro


Fred & Christine Belledin, Raleigh Arthur S. and Mignon R. DeBerry, Chapel Hill Diane Lea/North Carolina Estates, Chapel Hill
Florence & James Peacock, Chapel Hill Laura A.W. Phillips, Architectural Historian, Winston-Salem Third Wave Housing, Winston-Salem
Mary E. Winstead, Roxboro


The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough Carolyn H. Borden, Durham Pam Chastain, Durham
Wayne Freeman & Cronin Byrd, Raleigh Crauford & Nancy Goodwin, Hillsborough Robert & Kendall Hetterly, Efland
Dr. H.G. Jones, Pittsboro Elizabeth Matheson, Hillsborough Charlie Miller, Chapel Hill
Bonny Moellenbrock & Michael Lowry, Durham Norman Pendergraft, Durham Preservation Chapel Hill
Nancy & Ed Preston, Chapel Hill Elizabeth C. Pringle, Chapel Hill Frances Rollins, Durham
Rokosz Plaster Repair, Durham John & Ann Sanders, Chapel Hill Charlotte Walton, Durham
Charlotte & Steve Wainwright, Durham

PNC Statewide Organizational Sponsors

Anonymous AJ Fletcher Foundation Andrus & Company
BB&T Clearscapes, PA Davis Property Group, LLC
Linda & Rufus Edmisten J.  Myrick Howard Dr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Hughes
The Marion S. Covington Foundation The Oleander Company The Penny Lima Newhouse Foundation
White Oak Management, Inc.