Help the North Carolina Museum of History protect our state treasures by adopting an artifact that requires conservation.

Your tax-deductible donation in any amount will help support the museum's mission of preserving artifacts and other historical materials relating to the history and heritage of North Carolina.


If you would like to adopt one of the objects on this page, checks should be made out to the N.C. Museum of History Foundation Inc. Please put in the memo line which artifact is of interest, and mail to:

N.C. Museum of History Foundation
Attn: Hunter Diamond
5 E. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

If you have questions or comments about other artifacts or about the Adopt an Artifact Program in general, contact John Campbell at 919-814-6978 or

Artifacts from the museum's collection available for sponsorship

Tab/Accordion Items

Brown satin dress, ca. 1795, that belonged to Nancy Grist Grimes (Mrs. Bryan Grimes) of Pitt County, mother of Confederate general Bryan Grimes.

Estimated cost of conservation: $10,000–$12,000

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Oil-on-canvas portrait of Willie Blount (1768–1835), a native of Craven County and the governor of Tennessee from 1809 to 1815.

Estimated cost of conservation: $8,500

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Rare Whig Party political banner, ca. 1840, associated with the presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison, made by the girls of Greensboro's Edgeworth Female Seminary and presented to the Tippecanoe Club of Guilford on July 4, 1840.

Estimated cost of conservation: $25,000

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Oil-on-canvas portrait of Walter Hines Page (1855–1918), a native of Wake County, journalist. and publisher who served as ambassador to the United Kingdom during World War I.

Estimated cost of conservation: $4,650

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A Caswell family bible, published in 1740, which once belonged to North Carolina governor Richard Caswell and contains much of the family's history, needs preservation because artifacts from the time are rare in our collection and because the book cannot be placed on exhibit, scanned for digitization, or used for research without conservation.

Estimated cost of conservation: $14,305

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