Bride’s Two Piece Wedding Suit

Museum of the Albemarle

This bride’s wedding suit was worn by Ida Patrick Weston when she married William Timothy Berry on February 27, 1884. The skirt and jacket are very fragile and deteriorating. This artifact cannot be displayed on exhibit without conservation work.      [Read more]







Caswell Family Bible

North Carolina Museum of History

This family bible once belonged to North Carolina Governor Richard Caswell and contains much of the Caswell family history. His tenure was during and immediately after the American Revolution. This artifact cannot be placed on exhibit, scanned for digitization, or used for research without conservation.    [Read more]






Orange Guard Civil War Flag

Orange County Historical Museum

The Orange Guard was a militia group from Orange County, North Carolina that went on to become Company G, 27th Regiment, North Carolina Troops. The Orange Guard Flag is the only known Civil War Era flag from Orange County to still exist. This artifact needs conservation to save the silk fibers that have deteriorated from light exposure and physical stress.     [Read more]





Philomathesian Literary Society Banner

Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University

This painted silk banner (circa 1835 or 1850s) is one of the earliest artifacts representing the history of Wake Forest University. The Philomathesian Society was a literary group that began at Wake Forest College in 1835 and challenged students to study and debate historical, political, and philosophical questions of the day. This Philomathesian Literary Society Banner needs conservation to save the painting which has separated from the silk foundation.     [Read more]




Zebulon Vance Monument

The Society for the Historical Preservation of the 26th Regiment NC Troops and the City of Asheville

This monument is the largest memorial to one of North Carolina's most distinguished sons, Zebulon Baird Vance. Vance fought with the 26th North Carolina in the Civil War, and later served two terms as North Carolina Governor and was for many years a United States Senator. The Vance monument is in critical need of conservation due to deterioration of mortar in the joints causing structural instability.     [Read more]