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


The Pamlico Rose Institute for Sustainable Communities (Pamlico Rose) advances programs to promote reintegration and building resilience in at-risk female Veterans, while providing historic rehabilitation/re-utilization of historic structures to help foster community.  A Washington, NC 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Pamlico Rose works at the intersection of community/resilience and opportunity — providing for those in need using history and preservation as a foundation. 


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


Pamlico Rose 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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