Check out this link on the preservation of an original Shell Gas Station, right here in North Carolina. This is a great example of what professionals are doing with historic preservation, and how structures do not have to look "really old" to be considered a treasure.
Many new and interesting developments and program implementation through the Lincoln County Historical Association, and Lincoln County Museum of History are in the anticipated future.
I am the new Curator of Archaeology and Collections for the museum, and I am very excited about my new position. My varied background includes working for cultural resource firms, museums, and historical organizations. I am originally from Gastonia, NC and I have many varied interests. My research interests are specifically oriented toward "backcountry" studies and using the holistic approach known as landscape archaeology to study and interpret sites. I am also very interested in researching the Protohistoric Catawba history in the vicinity of Lincoln County, NC.
As the new curator, I will be keeping a blog to increase public awareness of important issues in relation to various issues relating to questions concerning collections care, historical architecture, local history, and archaeology. If anyone is interested in a discussion on a certain topic, the inquiries can be sent to the blog, or my e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will discuss the issues that are most significant.