It’s a jungle out there.  Bookish Miss recommends the following sites:

Art Renewal Center — Quite possibly the largest online art museum.

Bacon’s Castle — Built in 1665, with its cruciform shape, triple chimneys and curvilinear gables, Bacon’s Castle is a rare surviving example of Jacobean architecture in America.

Blandwood — The home of former North Carolina Governor John Motley Morehead, built in 1844 by Alexander Jackson Davis.

Digital Library on American Slavery — Originally called the Race and Slavery Petitions Project, it was compiled by Loren Schweninger, Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, over a period of eighteen years. It offers data on race and slavery extracted from eighteenth and nineteenth-century documents, including 2,975 legislative petitions and approximately 14,512 county court petitions. — Site with full and unabridged texts of classic works of English literature.

Preservation Greensboro — Dedicated to preserving the historic and cultural treasures of Greensboro, N.C.

Preservation North Carolina — North Carolina’s only private nonprofit statewide historic preservation organization. Its mission is to protect and promote buildings, landscapes and sites important to the state’s diverse heritage.

Preservation Virginia — A private non-profit organization and statewide historic preservation leader founded in 1889 and dedicated to perpetuating and revitalizing Virginia’s cultural, architectural and historic heritage.

Project Gutenberg — The first and largest single collection of free electronic books.

Randolph County Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission — Randolph County’s official body to identify, preserve and protect the county’s historic landmarks, and to educate the public about those resources and historic preservation in general.

Rural Residences — Alexander Jackson Davis’ famous 1837 pattern-book online.

Vintage Designs — Research and research services by Sarah Mitchell.

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