Goals & Objectives
The Pamlico County Historical Association envisions a heritage center where the rich history of Pamlico County can be stored and yet come alive for students, residents, tourists, and newcomers to the county. A heritage center will ensure the preservation of some of the rich history of a people whose lives were molded by rich soils, abundant forests, and numerous waterways.
From the Beginning
The Pamlico County Historical Association was organized and chartered with the State of NC in 1968, the end result of a Local History Study Class organized through the Continuing Education Department of Pamlico Technical Institute. The initial need for the class was started by George Peacock, the high school history teacher who was hired as the instructor and Larry Prescott, Director of the Evening Programs who handled all arrangements for PTI. Paul Johnson, President of the Institute was very supportive of this class.
From this class of about 20 local individuals the beginning of researching, writing, and preserving Pamlico County's History began. With the assistance from the NC Department of Archives and History, the association was officially formed, initially in the old wing of the Alliance High School used as a classroom for PTI, a piece of history itself. The first officers were Larry Prescott, President, George Peacock, Vice-President, and Ruth Lee, Secretary/Treasurer.
The stated purpose for the Association was to preserve the history of Pamlico county and to establish a museum . Both of these purposes have been accomplished. The original Registry of Deeds building was moved and was the first museum site until the new building was built.
In 2008-9, thanks to generous benefactors and a grant from the USDA we were able to construct a museum and begin adding buildings to our planned heritage village. The museum was officially opened on August 28, 2009. The heritage village now has a working blacksmith shop and replica school house. Two other buildings have been moved to the site, one of which will be a barber shop.
The intent is to develop a heritage village that embraces Pamlico
County's rich heritage of farming, fishing and forestry that will become a
regional educational center and visitor attraction.
Buy a Brick
Celebrate an event, memorial for a loved one, advertise your business. Buy an engraved brick that will be placed in our Heritage Walkway. Click here for an order form.
President - Jude Bloom Dodds
Vice President - Brent Stowe
Secretary - Renee S. Midyette
Treasurer - Roger Surprenant
George R. Brinson
Vernon Daniels, Jr.
Alfred J. Fisher
Sarah Alice Harris
Annette H. Jones
Larry Prescott (past President)
Flo Daniels (Pamlico Chamber of Commerce Representative)
Pat Prescott - Executive Director