Please consider an annual membership in Historic Salisbury Foundation. Your membership insures the effectiveness and expansion of our mission and programs throughout Salisbury and Rowan County.
Historic Salisbury Foundation's Mission:
"To preserve and enhance the special historic character of Salisbury and Rowan County through education, neighborhood revitalization, advocacy and the preservation of historic landmarks."
What we do:
Historic Salisbury Foundation assists with questions about historic buildings, sites and resources throughout Salisbury and Rowan County.
We save and protect approximately 100 historic structures with our revolving fund and preservation covenants, strengthening our historic neighborhoods.
We operate and maintain the Event Center at the 1908 Salisbury Passenger Station, which hosts many weddings and parties throughout the year.
Nominations are now open for the 2014 Historic Preservation Awards. Each year, HSF recognizes the people and projects throughout Rowan County which have made significant contributions to preserving and promoting our rich history. Projects completed within the past three years may be eligible for an award in the categories of:
- Commercial Revitalization
- Private Preservation/Neighborhood Revitalization
- Long Time Preservation Leaders
- Preservation Education and Publication
- Preservation Craftsmen and Professionals
- Volunteer of the Year
A large crowd gathered at the Salisbury Station for HSF's 41st Annual Meeting on April 10th. A few brief reports for business were presented, followed by presentation of the slate of trustees for the class of 2017. Continuing to serve on the HSF Board of Trustees will be Barb Sorel, Anne Lyles, Lynda Errante, Karen Hobson, Seamus Donaldson and Ed Clement. HSF Executive Director, Brian Davis, presented a Year in Review presentation of foundation accomplishments. The guest speaker for the event was Dr. Kevin Cherry, Deputy Secretary and Director of the Department of Archives and History at the NC Department of Cultural Resources. Dr. Cherry spoke on the impact the Department of Cultural Resources has played in Rowan County and how the work of HSF and other similar organizations across the state help preserve the identity of a "specific somewhere". He suggested historic preservation as an antidote to a quickly homoginizing world and a movement which "saves the uniqueness and character of a place, besides creating jobs, providing the ultimate in recycling, increasing the tax base and attracting new investment".