Historic Resources and Museum Advisory Board

Effective with the September 26, 2018 Historic Resources and Museum Advisory Board meeting, use the City's paperless system to view Agendas and Minutes.

If you would like to be considered for service on the Historical Resources and Museums Advisory Board, please complete the online interest form.

January 22, 2020
5 p.m.
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Mordecai Visitor Center
1101 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27604

Meeting Minutes
View Archived Minutes prior to September 26, 2018

City Staff Liaisons

City Staff / Email Department Phone Number
Celeste Purvis Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources 919-996-4367
Troy Burton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources 919-996-4772

Public Participation

Advisory Board meetings and committee meetings are open to the public. Meeting locations are subject to change. Check with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department at 919-996-3285 to verify a particular meeting time and place if you are planning to attend. Meetings are subject to change following public notice of at least 48 hours.


Mission: The mission of the Historic Resources and Museum Advisory Board (HRMAB) shall be to promote, coordinate, and strengthen the advocacy and advancement of public programs within the Historic Resources and Museum Program to further the cultural development of the City of Raleigh.

Vision: The vision of the HRMAB is to be a leader in the advocacy and advancement of programming, preservation, communication, and public involvement associated with Raleigh’s Museums, Historic Sites, and Historic Attractions, recognizing these are essential contributors to the economy and quality of life of Raleigh and its citizens.  Further, this Advisory Board is to advance public programs, encourage efficient operations, and support staff in efforts to provide all Raleigh citizens and visitors diverse opportunities for cultural engagement, education, and stewardship, understanding always that the story of Raleigh is the story of American democracy.  The success of the Board will be measured by the quality of visitation and volunteer involvement combined with the quality of programming, collections stewardship, and historic interpretation.

Advisors: The HRMAB consists of 12 advisors, appointed by the Raleigh City Council, upon recommendation by the HRMAB. The Administrator of the HRM Program shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member. In addition to the regular members of the Board, there may be ex-officio, non-voting members as follows: one representative of the City Council, and one representative of the Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board. The HRMAB, upon recommendation of the Chair and approval by the HRMAB, may appoint additional ex-officio, non-voting members to serve at any given time.

All appointments to the HRMAB shall be on the basis of a two-year term. Once an advisor has three consecutive terms, or six years, on the HRMAB they are not eligible for reappointment to the HRMAB for a two-year period. Appointments shall be staggered to the end that there shall always be one or more veteran advisors upon the HRMAB.


Historic Resources and Museum Advisory Board Members
Clare Bass

1222 Duplin Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607

Serving: 06/21/20
Fred Belledin

311-200 W. Martin St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Serving: 10/22/2021
Edna Rich-Ballantine

PO Box 26525
Raleigh, NC 27611

Serving: 10/16/20
Esther Hall

730 Washington St. #305
Raleigh, NC 27605

Serving: 10/22/2021
Holmes Harden

326 Forsyth St.
Raleigh, NC 27609

Serving:  0/04/2020
Alicia McGill

2845 O'Berry St.
Raleigh, NC 27607

Serving: 10/03/2021
Matt Hobbs

3108 Hilmer Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27609

Serving: 10/16/20
Stephen Rabin

4841 Edgerton Ct. #613
Raleigh, NC 27612

Serving: 10/04/20
Sally Greaser

1116 Winterwind Place
Raleigh, NC 27615

Serving: 10/2/20
Mark Turner

1108 Tonsler Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27604

Serving: 10/1/2021
Audrey Morgan

3730 River Mist Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27610

Serving: 9/3/2021
Clarissa Goodlett

10651 Westgate Club Dr. #104
Raleigh, NC 27617

Serving: 11/6/2021

Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Members

Jennifer Wagner
PRGAB liaison
Troy Burton
Historic Resources and Museum Program Administrator

Archive Minutes

We moved to BoardDocs in September 2018. View agendas and minutes from September 2018 to present there. 

Minutes (zip file downloads for items older than 2019):