Following years of fundraising and community efforts, restoration at Reaves Chapel has officially begun. Built in the mid-1800s, Reaves Chapel is one of the oldest African American buildings in southeastern North Carolina and played an important role in the heritage and history of Gullah-Geechee culture. The North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, which has partnered with the Cedar Hill/West Bank Heritage Foundation to restore the historic site, purchased the land on which the chapel sits with a grant from the Orton Foundation. We applaud the determination of both organizations to give this culturally significant structure new life.


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