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128 East Columbus Street
Whiteville, NC 28472

Contact Us:
P.O. Box 2147
Whiteville, NC 28472

Janice Young, President
Jeanette Formyduval, Vice President
Hilda Ray, Secretary
Tom Leggett, Treasurer

Coming Events
A.R. Ammons
Poetry Contest

We are so pleased to announce the opening of the A. R. Ammons Poetry Contest for 2017. All students (K-12 and college also) who live in Columbus County or go to school in Columbus County may enter their original work. CLICK HERE for the entry forms and additional information on the competition. Any additional questions may be directed to the Poetry Competition Chair, Susan Wood

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A.R. Ammons Poetry Contest Winners for 2017
Please use this link to read The News Reporter article listing all of the winners for the 2017 A.R. Ammons Poetry Contest.  Included in the article is the full text of the winner poems.  This article is published with the permission of The News Reporter.
Ammons winners 2016

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Poet Laureate of the United States is Coming to Columbus County
National Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry is coming to Columbus County, a cultural honor that has never been bestowed on the county before. The announcement was Tracey smith iconmade by Janice Young, president of the Reuben Brown House Preservation Society, which is sponsoring her visit. She said Pulitzer Prize winning Tracy K. Smith, who was appointed Poet Laureate in September 2017, is scheduled to be in Columbus County March 6-7. Smith is coming here at the invitation of the Reuben Brown House Preservation Society, a bonus to the 25th anniversary of Reuben Brown House’s A.R. Ammons Poetry Contest for students next year. Young said Janice Simms and Pat Ray, co-chairs of the project to bring the poet laureate here, had worked diligently to make it happen.
Fall 2017 icon image2We have had a very busy Fall this year. Between unveiling historical plaques, our Fall Social, and our annual Open House held as part of the N.C. Pecan Harvest Festival our members have enjoyed the fellowship that comes from our activities. CLICK HERE to see some of the pictures from these events.
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About the Reuben Brown Preservation Society
The Reuben Brown House Preservation Society, Inc. (RBHPS) is a non-profit organization with two main objectives: 1) to encourage and promote awareness, participation and appreciation of cultural, historic and fine arts in Columbus County and 2) to preserve the Reuben Brown House and other historic buildings for community use. The membership is open to any person or organization that supports the objectives of the group and who pays the annual dues. RBHPS began as the Whiteville Fine Arts Committee in the 1960’s, a well-respected, industrious group of women who passed on the mantle of supporting cultural efforts to the ever-widening membership of today. RBHPS sponsors a wide offering of programs and gatherings throughout the year which are free and open to the public It is the lead sponsor for the A.R. Ammons Poetry Contest since 2000 and for the county wide Historic Plaque Program. There is one General membership meeting annually.  Read the 2016 Annual Report.
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"We are not only history in the past, we are history in the making,  We have something that no one can ever take away from us; we have something that if lost can never be replaced.  It is our duty and pride to see that these things will never be lost." (Katherine Warren)

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The Reuben Brown House Preservation Society is an IRS Code 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions to the RBHPS are fully tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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