A - Arts, Culture, & Humanities

Preservation Greensboro

For over 50 years, Preservation Greensboro Incorporated has served to preserve historic sites, neighborhoods, and streetscapes that provide the Gate City with a unique sense of history and place. As the city’s only non-governmental membership organization dedicated to this cause, Preservation Greensboro has provided resources to enhance our distinctive sense of heritage and has helped the city maintain a tradition of adaptive reuse, renovation, and recycling.

Our project portfolio includes Architectural Salvage, Blandwood historic house museum, the Blandwood Carriage House special events center, a preservation resources library, the annual Tour of Historic Homes, and community advocacy. We promote architecture and neighborhoods through our activities such as educational tours, special events, seminars, and publications, while our sister organization the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund finds extended uses for historic buildings owned by others through partnerships and creative solutions.


Inspired by “El Sistema,” the international movement of music for social change, Kidznotes provides free-of-charge musical instruction after school for K-12 students in Durham and Wake Counties, and pre-K in Chapel Hill-Carrboro. 75% of Kidznotes students qualify for federal free and reduced lunch. All Kidznotes student musicians receive an instrument and up to 10 hours of music instruction each week, totaling 400 hours of rigorous, high quality instruction a year at no cost to our families. During the 2018-19 school year, Kidznotes enrolled 531 students from six Title I schools in Durham, five in Southeast Raleigh, and two in Chapel Hill-Carrboro. Kidznotes student musicians also participated in a 1-week summer camp, had opportunities to perform in conjunction with and learn from numerous guest artists, and performed at over 50 events for a total audience count of 5,000.

Chicamacomico Historical Association

The Chicamacomico Historical Association is the steward of the place, artifacts and history of the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Coast Guard Station. The VISION of the Association is to forever preserve and present the history of Chicamacomico and commemorate its valiant heroes. The MISSION of the Association is to preserve the historic Chicamacomico site and tell its unique story.

Arts For Life

To provide creative opportunities for children and adolescents who battle cancer and other life-threatening diseases and physical disabilities; to create opportunities for individuals, including college students and artists, to teach children and adolescents who battle life-threatening disease and physical disabilities; to educate the public and foster a clearer understanding of childhood illness and disease.