Richard Mendenhall's c. 1811 home exemplifies the community of Quaker tradespeople and farmers who a
We are open Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-4 pm and Saturday's, 1 pm-4 pm. We also accommodate scheduled tours beyond our normal open hours, when possible.
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603 West Main Street, Jamestown, NC 27282
A verdant vision...
A multiplicity of divergent angles...
Congratulations Recipients of Mary A. Browning Historic Preservation Award 2023
This year, 3 persons were selected as recipients of the award :
- Ruby Sapp Leach for many hours of dedication researching & documentation of a facet of Jamestown where there were hidden gems of information
- Gary Haynes architect and renovation & preservation of The Jamestown Public Library
- Joan Foster of Cedarwood Garden Club for leadership of planning & carrying out historic plantings at Mendenhall Homeplace & Madison Lindsay House (Medical School)
Presented by Julia Ebel, President of Historical Jamestown Society
Many thanks to Deep River Friends Meeting for hosting the awards ceremony!
Today 10A-4P Come & Join Us! Fiber Arts Day
603 W Main St
The Mary A. Browning Historic Preservation Award Presented by
The Historic Jamestown Society
Award Criteria and Nomination Form
The Historic Jamestown Society has established the Mary A. Browning Historic Preservation Award in order to support and acknowledge significant contributions to the preservation, interpretation, and research of Jamestown history.
The award is named in honor of Mary A. Browning, an accomplished Jamestown historian who worked tirelessly to preserve the history of our community.
Eligible candidates are not required to be Jamestown citizens. Nominations for posthumous awards will be considered. Please note that the contributions of all nominees must be directly related to the preservation, interpretation, or research of Jamestown history.
Examples of the various kinds of contributions to be considered (not limited to those listed): survey work/documentation, citizen activism/advocacy, heritage interpretation, educational programs/ publications/resources, archival activities, “brick and mortar” preservation efforts (restoration, renovation, reconstruction, adaptive, reuse), research, and archaeological endeavors.
Significance, Quality, Leadership, Impact, Performance, and Dedication
The Mary A. Browning Historic Preservation Award
Nominations must be received by Friday, May 12, 2023. Please mail completed nomination forms and other supporting information to: Historic Jamestown Society, P.O. Box 512, Jamestown, NC 27282 or director .com. (All submitted materials are property of Historic Jamestown Society, Inc.)
Name of Individual, Group, or Project ____________________________________.
Property Address (if applicable) ___________________________________________.
Category (s) (If none of the listed categories apply, please mark “other”)
____Archaeology ____Education and Outreach (publications etc.)
____Lifetime Achievement____Heritage Interpretation
____Research____Structural Preservation (restoration etc.)
Please attach a letter of nomination, in which you explain why your nominee should be considered for the Mary A. Browning Historic Preservation Award.
Name of Nominee or Contact ______________________________________
City____________________________ State_________ Zip________________
Please provide information about yourself, so we can contact you if additional information is needed.
Telephone________________________ Email Address____________________________________
If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Rogers at 336.454.3819 or [email protected]
Do you know the history of Jamestown, Florence, Sapptown and Oakdale?
Not one to sit idly by, William G. Ragsdale III, better known as Billy, embraced life to the fullest, often taking others along for the ride. He passed away Feb.
Another of Jamestown's finest citizens has passed. Billy's humor, kindness, and civic spirit will be dearly missed. Please hold him, his family, and his friends in the light.
View William "Billy" Gannaway Ragsdale III's obituary, send flowers and sign the guestbook.
An old African proverb reads, “When an old person dies, a library burns to the ground.” That is what happened Jan. 18 when the wealth of Jamestown knowledge that was
View the News Record for Sunday, January 29, 2023
Tis the season...
Tours will not be available from the Tuesday before Christmas through New Year's Day.
Winter Hours (January thru February, except by appointment)
Friday: 11 am-3 pm
Saturday: 1 pm-4 pm
For additional information, please call: 336.454.3819.
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Ann was the daughter of Benjamin and Ann (Pennell) Mendenhall. Benjamin was the brother of John Mendenhall, the immigrant ancestor of the Jamestown line of Mendenhall's. John was the father of Aaron Mendenhall, the father of James Mendenhall. James Mendenhall was the father of Judith's husband, George, the founder of Jamestown.
We can’t wait to see you tomorrow! Join us for our annual Candlelight Tour from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
We will be closed the week of December 5, in order to prepare for our Christmas Candlelight Tour on Saturday, December 10, 6 pm-8 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Times and seasons: A Quaker reflection on Christmas
Gill Sewell reflects on the Quaker tradition of not marking 'times and seasons' and finding the holy in the every day.
Mendenhall Homeplace will again be ablaze with light as the popular Candlelight Tour returns Dec. 10 from 6-8 p.m.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Buddy Hobbs, a direct descendant of Richard and Mary Mendenhall.
Lewis Hobbs IV passed away on November 24, 2022 in Shelby, North Carolina. Funeral Home Services for Lewis are being provided by Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory - Shelby.
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