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Part 19. Edenton Historical Commission.

§ 143B‑95.  Edenton Historical Commission –creation, purposes and powers.

There is hereby recreated the Edenton Historical Commission. Thepurposes of the Commission are to effect and encourage preservation, restoration,and appropriate presentation of the Town of Edenton and Chowan County, as ahistoric, educational, and aesthetic place, to the benefit of the citizens ofthe place and the State and of visitors. To accomplish its purposes, theCommission has the following powers and responsibilities:

(1)        To acquire, hold, and dispose of title to or interests inhistoric properties in the Town of Edenton and County of Chowan and to repair,restore, and otherwise improve the properties, and to maintain them;

(2)        To acquire, hold, and dispose of title to or interests inother land there, upon which historic structures have been or shall berelocated, and to improve the land and maintain it;

(3)        To acquire, hold, and dispose of suitable furnishings forthe historic properties, and to provide and maintain suitable gardens for them;

(4)        To develop and maintain one or more collections of historicobjects and things pertinent to the history of the town and county, to acquire,hold, and dispose of the items, and to preserve and display them;

(5)        To develop and conduct appropriate programs, under the name"Historic Edenton" or otherwise, for the convenient presentation andinterpretation of the properties and collections to citizens and visitors, asplaces and things of historic, educational, and aesthetic value;

(6)        To conduct programs for the fostering of research, for theencouragement of preservation, and for the increase of knowledge available tothe local citizens and the visitors in matters pertaining to the history of thetown and county;

(7)        To cooperate with the Secretary and Department of CulturalResources and with appropriate associations, governments, governmentalagencies, persons, and other entities, and to assist and advise them, towardthe furtherance of the Commission's purposes;

(8)        To solicit gifts and grants toward the furtherance of thesepurposes and the exercise of these powers;

(9)        To conduct other programs and do other things appropriateand reasonably necessary to the accomplishment of the purposes and the exerciseof the powers; and

(10)      To adopt and enforce any bylaws and rules that the Commissiondeems beneficial and proper. (1973, c. 476, s. 90; 1979, c. 733, s. 1.)