The Pamlico Rose Institute
Growing Community by Preserving History
820 Park Dr. Washington, NC, 27889
(805) 320-2967


PRISC advances projects that feature our twin missions of historical preservation/rehabilitation and re-utilization and service to at-risk populations, such as Veteran groups, to help foster and strengthen community.  An initial project involves the development of a Center of Healing – the rehabilitation of a historic farmhouse and barn and healing gardens – as a reintegration experience for female Veterans recovering from substance abuse and a catalyst for strengthening the local Veteran community.


PRISC welcomes participation in any form to help aid in its mission of promoting community sustainability through historical preservation.


PRISC promotes research and learning development in historical preservation and community sustainability.

The Spirit of the Institute

Betty Sands was far from being just a mother.  She inspired those around her by overcoming barriers and never being afraid to push herself to new heights.  Betty was a quiet activist, engaging with her heart, mind, time and energy to promote community development and sustainability.  Her values of acceptance and tolerance were a model for her husbands, children, and those who knew.  PRISC stands as a testament to her fortitude and draws inspiration from her life.

Read more about Betty here.


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