NC Museum of History uses exhibit to push for tax credit

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The NC Museum of History is using an exhibit of photographs of abandoned buildings to push for the restoration of the historic preservation tax credit.

The exhibit of images of abandoned historic buildings in eastern and northeastern North Carolina opens Friday and continues through Sept. 27. The exhibit is titled “Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place” and features the work of photographer Scott Garlock of Warren County.

Exhibit sponsors include the State Historic Preservation Office, Preservation North Carolina and the historic preservation technology program at Edgecombe Community College. A news release from the museum says exhibit visitors also can learn about the sponsors’ contributions to the state.

Legislators declined to renew the tax credit, which expired Jan. 1 and was used in 90 of 100 counties.

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