Traveling Exhibits

Preservation North Carolina offers a variety of traveling exhibits. Please see the descriptions below to learn more about this program.

We Built This: Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

This exhibition reveals the extraordinary stories of more than two dozen builders, craftsmen, and architects responsible for the construction of some of North Carolina’s treasured landmarks.  Spanning more than three centuries, We Built This provides personal profiles and historic context on key topics including slavery and Reconstruction; founding of HBCUs and Black churches; Jim Crow and segregation; and the rise of Black politicians and professionals.
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Lost North Carolina

This exhibition is a powerful remembrance of architecture forever lost to North Carolina through demolition, natural disaster, social and economic change, or simple neglect.
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Grand Illusions: The Intriguing Art of Painted Interior Decoration

Grand Illusions, curated by architectural historian Laura Phillips of Winston-Salem, takes the viewer on a fascinating journey through North Carolina ‘s decorative tradition.
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Questions? Contact Julianne Patterson at or 919-832-3652 x 238.