Preservation Chapel Hill E-Newsletter


Upcoming Events


June 9 - 23

Art Exhibition

"Works in Cloth"
by Alice Levinson


June 9 

Walk This Way!

Franklin Street

Walking Tour

Horace Williams House

2 pm

$5 per person


June 15

Field Trip

Jordan Lake Canoe Trip

11 am & 2 pm




June 16

Walk This Way!

Women's History

Horace Williams House

2 pm

$5 per person 


June 17    

Board of Directors Meeting

 Horace Williams House

4:30 pm

Open to the Public


June 23 

 Walk This Way!

Old Chapel Hill Cemetery

Walking Tour

Old Chapel Hill Cemetery


2 pm

$5 per person  

News from our Neighbors


Preservation North Carolina
Preservation North Carolina is accepting nominations for Honor Awards to be presented at the annual conference this fall.

Each year PNC's Honor Awards recognize individuals, groups and organizations active in the preservation, restoration, rehabilitation or interpretation of our state's irreplaceable places.

Members and friends of Preservation NC are invited to nominate candidates in any one or more of the award categories. The Honor Awards recognize accomplishments in preservation, leadership, promotion, philanthropy or research. All materials must be submitted by June 7, 2013. Click here for more information. 


Alliance for Historic Hillsborough

 St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Cemetery will hold its "Ghosts of the Confederacy" tours.  

The hour-long guided tours will take place at 10am and 2pm.  Tickets are $5/adult (ages 12+), available at the Visitors Center, or complimentary with a ticket purchased for the Civil War Homefront event. Call 732-7741 for more information, or click here.  

Yates Mill County Park
Want to get inside Historic Yates Mill? Join us for a half-hour tour on June 8 or June 22 (starting at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.) to view the main power drive and milling machinery while exploring the mill's history and aspects of its preservation.
Preregistration is not required. Tickets are available inside the park's visitor center. For more information, click here.


Horace Williams House 
Preservation Chapel Hill Awarded Grant
Contribute to our Covington Foundation Challenge Grant today!
Preservation Chapel Hill is pleased to announce we have been selected to receive a 2013 Challenge Grant from the Marian Stedman Covington Foundation!

The most recent surveys of our historic neighborhoods, some completed over forty years ago, have become woefully outdated as our community has continued to change and grow. Preservation Chapel Hill is undertaking a comprehensive resurvey project to update this information. The project will include the Chapel Hill, Gimghoul, and West Chapel Hill National Register Historic Districts, as well as the Franklin-Rosemary, Gimghoul, and Cameron-McCauley local historic districts.

Once the resurvey project is completed, we will better be able to assess the condition and needs of these neighborhoods, and we will work with the Town of Chapel Hill to ensure our most significant historic resources are adequately protected.

This grant will fund the first phase of this project - the Chapel Hill and Gimghoul Historic Districts - and we hope to begin work late this summer.

The Covington Foundation will grant PCH $5000 once we raise $7000. We have already raised $3500, so click here to donate today! 

The Marion Stedman Covington Foundation promotes the field of historic preservation in North Carolina through financial support and leadership. Marion Stedman Covington was born and raised in Asheboro, North Carolina, and she was a leader in North Carolina's historic preservation movement for more than fifteen years. One of her most significant contributions was the establishment of the Stedman Incentive Grant, given in memory of her father. This grant has been presented annually since 1976 by Preservation North Carolina to assist nonprofit organizations in their preservation efforts. To learn more, visit the Covington Foundation website.


Traveling this summer?
Take Preservation with you and try one of these historic B&Bs!

Summer is the time for travel, and where better than our own beautiful North Carolina! Whether you're planning a beach vacation or a trip to the mountains, our state has historic bed and breakfast inns from Manteo to Murphy.

If you're heading east, try visiting First Colony Inn in Nags Head, a Shingle Style inn opened in 1932. Almost lost to the Atlantic due to the ever-changing coastline, the inn was saved by a preservation-minded couple who had the building relocated in 1988. Their rehabilitation project lasted three years, and during that time they returned the exterior to its original appearance, added modern conveniences, and decorated the rooms with traditional furnishings.

Heading west? Book your stay at the 1900 Inn on Montford. Located in the heart of Asheville's Montford Historic District, the Inn exemplifies the style of one of Asheville's most famous architects, Richard Sharp Smith, who was also the supervising architect of the Biltmore. The building is of the Arts and Crafts style, and is elegantly furnished with American and English antiques that date from 1730 to 1910.

For a list of over 450 Bed & Breakfast Inns across North Carolina, click here. And have a great summer vacation exploring the Old North State!