Perquimans County Restoration Association, Inc.

Welcome to Hertford, North Carolina

The Perquimans County Restoration Association (PCRA), as the directing body of the Newbold-White House, is a non-profit educational association that strives to foster in Perquimans County, the surrounding area, and throughout the United States, a respect and reverence for the past by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of Perquimans County from its Native American occupation until the present with specific emphasis on the period from 1730 to the 1750's.

testThe Newbold-White House sits on the banks of the Perquimans River. Learn the story of Abraham and Judith Sanders, a Colonial Quaker family. Dating to 1730, the house has been authentically restored and features period furnishings, enormous fireplaces, pine woodwork, and a winding corner stair. It helps recapture the rugged charm of early 18th-century life. A seasonal garden features herbs and flowering plants used by early settlers for dyeing, medicinal purposes, culinary uses and decoration.

testThe Periauger - a long-lost Colonial boat - was constructed in Beaufort at the North Carolina Maritime Museum by The Periauger Project. The project was a unique partnership of the Perquimans County Restoration Association (the parent organization of the historic 1730 Newbold-White House in Hertford, NC), the North Carolina Maritime Museum, Perquimans County and East Carolina University’s Program in Maritime Studies. The project was made possible by a successful private fundraising campaign and through a grant from the NC Department of Transportation’s Enhancement Program.

testThe on-site Museum Shop features an eclectic array of merchandise including locally handmade pottery, jewelry and books on local history.