Old Salem Museums and Gardens

This page is your jumping off point to the services that Federation offers to its members and explore all we have to offer. Whether you're looking for the latest news on what's happening in public history in North Carolina, need a short-term loan to produce a project or event or just need some advice for your organization, we're here to help.

We present the Albert Ray Newsome Award annually in recognition of outstanding work by member organizations in the preservation and promotion of local history.

Learn About the Newsome Award

If you have questions about any of our services, contact Adrienne Berney by email or by phone at (919) 814-6863.



Published quarterly, the Federation Bulletin contains information of interest to member organizations. In lists upcoming grant deadlines, discusses useful historical resources, shares member news, and alerts readers to upcoming workshops, conferences, and webinars.

Organizational membership includes a subscription to the Bulletin. The State Libary has digitzed issues up through  2020.

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We invite you to join the Federation so you can receive the current issue of the Federation Bulletin by email.

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The Federation also publishes a list of useful books available through the State Library as well as a list of historical publications available from Federation members.



The Federation offers interest-free loans from its revolving fund to members. The advisory board reviews applications and can approve up to two loans at a time. The types of loans are:

  • Historical Publications: print or audio-visual

Groups may apply for amounts up to $15,000 for the publication of historical books or pamphlets. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Grantees have one year in which to repay the loan. A list of previously produced publications is available.

See a list of publications created through the revolving fund.

  • Special Events: 

Organizations may request up to $1,500 to use as seed money for special events. Grantees have three months in which to repay the loan.

To apply for any of these loans, please contact Adrienne Berney by email or by phone at (919) 814-6863.



2021 Workshops

Please note: we are currentlyplanning online events for summer/fall 2021 and will send announcements to the Federation's email list as plans develop.

Workshop Registration Form

Contact Adrienne Berney: or 919-814-6863.

Workshop Registration