Get Involved

Join Us

As with all non-profit organizations, we rely upon the graces of others.  As a volunteer, you might function as a docent to help greet visitors and tell them about Penelope Barker, the Barker House, historic attractions throughout Chowan County and the region. Perhaps you would prefer something more behind the scenes, such as performing maintenance of the Barker House from time to time. Perhaps you would be interested in serving on an committee to plan fundraising events, host special occasions honoring our donors, work with the renovation and furnishing of the Lighthouse or other key activities. Let us know of your interest in becoming a volunteer and we’ll let you know which projects are coming up and what preparations are necessary to maximize the value of your time and effort. The work of the Commission is never done and is only possible due to the fantastic work of our volunteers.  For more about volunteer opportunities, click here.

Become a Donor

You don’t have to volunteer to show your support.  By becoming a Friend of the EHC, you are: maintaining the Barker House and keeping it open for residents and visitors;  educating the public about the Women of Edenton who dared to say “NO” to a King and other important Leaders; receiving special discounts to events, books & gifts in our gift shop; and receiving the Friends Newsletter monthly.  To join, call (252) 482-7800 or send a check today made payable to:  Edenton Historical Commission, 505 South Broad Street, Edenton, NC 27932

Memorial and Gift Bricks

The sidewalks surrounfing the Barker House are history in the making for future generations.  We are preparing to install additional Memorial and Recognition bricks in the sidewalks around the Barker House. It is a great way to record your visit to Edenton or to recognize special events of your family’s life. Your brick will help lay the foundation for the upkeep of the historic Barker House and helps carry out numerous educational programs. Each brick has space for a 3-line message of up to 17 characters length, including punctuation and spaces. For just $100 per brick, your name and message will be recorded for future generations to enjoy. Print and complete this form and mail it with your check to The Edenton Historical Commission, 505 South broad Street, Edenton, NC 27932  (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization).