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128 East Columbus Street
Whiteville, NC 28472

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

Margo Council Wright, President
Marcus Gallagher, Vice President
Lisa Epperson, Secretary
Tom Leggett, Treasurer

Coming Events and News
Janice Young Awarded the Order of the Longleaf Pine
During a surprise presentation at the Young longleaf award iconReuben Brown House Preservation Society’s annual luncheon fundraiser Thursday, Janice Young was awarded the state’s highest honor, The Order of the Longleaf Pine. Merrie Jo Alcoke, director of the governor’s eastern office, presented the award. Young’s past Young longleaf award groupaccomplishments include serving as president of Reuben Brown House Preservation Society for the past five years, serving as executive vice president of the Greater Whiteville Chamber of Commerce for 12 years and winning the Duke Energy Lifetime Membership Award in January at the chamber’s annual banquet and mini business expo. READ The News Reporter Article
A.R. Ammons
Poetry Contest
Awards Ceremony
It was a wonderful afternoon at the A.R. Ammons Poetry Contest Presentation Ceremony at Vineland Station on Sunday, May 5th at 2:30 p.m. With over 800 entries this year, the ceremony featured some truly amazing poems. It is always inspiring to Ammons winners 2019hear the best of our youth displaying their talents. Continued thanks to everyone involved who have kept this event vibrant for over 25 years. Use this LINK to read all of the winning poems. (Courtesy of The News Reporter)

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Spring Fundraising Lunch a Great Success
Chestnutt house iconApril 11, 2019 was a perfect Eastern North Carolina Spring day ... and a perfect day for our annual fundraising lunch. Activity started early and went well into the afternoon and we served up what many described as "a truly traditional Southern lunch". We pass along generous thanks to all of our members who volunteered their time and effort to make, serve, and in some cases deliver lunch. It was truly a group effort and we now find ourselves in a much better financial position to further our projects currently in work and many more included in our long range goals. Use this LINK to browse our photo album.

New Links That Make Joining Us Easy .. By Mail or Online
Print the Form and Send a Check     CLICK the Link to Join Online

New for this year is that we have graduated levels of membership. In addition to our basic memberships for Individuals and Couples, we have added three levels that make it easier for you to donate to our cause. The Schoolmaster Level at $50, the Heritage Level at $100 and the Preservationist Level at $250 will help us in our organizational efforts and are also tax deductible under the IRS Code 501(c)(3).
Not convenient to be an active member, but still would like to support our programs? If so, then any donation you wish to make will be very much appreciated.
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Photo Courtesy of The News Reporter (www.NRColumbus.com)

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 2017 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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Whiteville, NC 28472