The Reuben Brown House Preservation Society, Inc. (RBHPS) is a non-profit organization with a mission to encourage and promote awareness, participation and appreciation of cultural, historic and fine arts in Columbus County and to preserve the Reuben Brown House and other local historic buildings. Reuben Brown House is open by appointment and is available for small group meetings, special programs, art exhibits, community, civic and educational events.
- A.R. Ammons Poetry Contest accepting entriesFri, Feb 19http://www.arammonspoetrycontest.org/
An evening with
U.S. Poet Laureate - Tracy Smith
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith visited Columbus County in 2018 and spoke at Southeastern Community College to a packed auditorium. Smith is the author of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning collection Life on Mars. She is a professor at Princeton University.
The poet’s visit to Columbus County was arranged by the Reuben Brown House Preservation Society as a special way of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the A.R. Ammons Poetry Contest. Numerous corporate and private sponsors contributed to the expenses of bringing Smith.
Jaki Shelton Green -
NC Poet Laureate
N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green visited the DREAM Center and Central Middle School to speak to children and youth in February 2020. She spoke again at a community event at Southeastern Community College. Her visit was sponsored by the Reuben Brown House Preservation Society, Southeastern Community College, The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and The North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, a state agency.
Doug Sasser -
Southwind Photography Show
Resident Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser of Hallsboro presented a showing of his photography showcasing southeastern North Carolina at Reuben Brown House.