Historic Hertford, Inc is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that is part of the North Carolina Main Street Program, a program from NC Rural Development. Their mission, and ours, is to stimulate economic development within the context of historic preservation. Unlike most Main Street Programs, we are an all volunteer organization. 

HHI sponsors events throughout the year, in an effort to bring people to Historic Downtown Hertford and provide a catalyst for economic growth.

Besides sponsoring and supporting the local events, HHI has a number of programs to aid the downtown landscape.

Façade grants – any business in the downtown area that would like to update or paint its façade can apply for a matching grant up to $1000 for supplies and/or labor. 

Downtown Beautification – our Beautification Committee purchases and maintains the planters, flowers and banners seen around town. They also have purchased lighted snowflakes for the light poles which are up for the holiday season and they coordinate the “River Trees”, lighted wood frame trees placed along the waterfront. They were also responsible for purchasing the Christmas tree which is used for the Grand Illumination on the Courthouse Green.

Toast the Perquimans

will be held at Hertford Bay Marina

located just off Punch Alley in Hertford, NC.

Historic Hertford, Inc is located at

110 W Academy St, Hertford, NC

For more information - 

252-377-7780 or