Shelter Series: Stories and Discoveries at the Hall and Graves-Fields Houses
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Shelter Series: Our Virtual Programming Series about
Places That Matter
We fondly refer to PNC as “the animal shelter for old houses.” It’s a fun nickname, but a responsibility we take to heart. Right now, “shelter” has taken on so many important meanings. At its core, we believe “shelter” remains what it’s always been – a place that provides cover and protection.
Our work is focused on the houses, buildings, churches, schools, and mills that have provided cover and protection for generations of North Carolinians. During this time when “sheltering” has become central to our lives, we want to explore with you the culture, architecture, diversity and stories of the many shelters across our state.
We hope you’ll join us as we provide some fun, distraction, cover and comfort. Come virtually “Shelter” with us! Visit our Shelter Series page for upcoming (and videos of previous)“Shelter Series” events!
Join us as we explore the incredible stories and some unexpected discoveries during Preservation NC’s years long headquarters project at the Hall and Graves-Fields Houses in Historic Oberlin Village.
The public hardly knows the story of the Oberlin community in Raleigh since its buildings, the tangible links to that past, have largely disappeared. Established as a freedmen’s village around 1870, Oberlin ran from Hillsborough Street all the way to Glenwood Avenue. By 1880, it had about 750 residents, among them carpenters, brick masons and seamstresses. For decades Oberlin was a thriving community with churches, schools, businesses and homes.
This event is free and open to the public. However, space is limited and registration is required.