Traveling Exhibits

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

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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African American Builders and Architects in North Carolina

This exhibition reveals the extraordinary buildings constructed by enslaved and free black artisans and builders during the pre-Civil War era. Although these men were usually uneducated, their skill in woodcarving, brick masonry and ironwork has given North Carolina some of its most treasured landmarks.
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Questions? Contact Julianne Patterson at or 919-832-3652 x 238.