Jeff gave a wonderful talk at the Historic Episcopal Church of the Advent in Enfield on December 3rd.  Wearing Colonial garb, Jeff inspired the audience weaving tales of famous families, rebellions, and riveting moments in Enfield's history.

Jeff displayed cannon balls, Spanish coins, arrowheads, buttons and even told how merchants would cut coins in half as change for their customers.  .

Jeff can be found working on the restoration of the Bradford Denton House in Halifax, NC or you can call him at 252-903-9390.



2016 Colonial Christmas was held Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 11Am to 5 PM.  There were horse and buggy rides, colonial costumes, artisans exhibiting their handmade wares such as chair caning and wreath making, jams, cakes, honey, home made chocolates, hand crafted furniture, soaps and more.  Great fun was had by all,.

Jeff DIckens, Speaker

​"People, Places and Relics of Colonial Enfield."

  • Annual Enfield Fishing Creek Paddle
  • Bless Your Art spring fling
  • Colonial Christmas House Tour & Artisan Wares
  • Beautification of Downtown Enfield

Downtown Enfield Restoration & Preservation

The 2016 Colonial Christmas House Tour was a tremendous success.  Over 80 participants visited 6 homes and 2 churches.  Myrtle Lawn celebrated its 200th anniversary (1816 -2016) and was a highlight of the day.  With its garden room made from reclaimed glass windows and its intact outbuildings, Myrtle Lawn was a must see. 

All 8 locations inspired all of us with their beautiful decorations, transformations, and warm inviting atmosphere. 

Put it on your calendar for next year when we will be focusing on "Craftsman Style Homes."

For more information call 252-445-2234 or email us at


Christmas House  Tour

06 May 2017

Enfield Fishing Creek Paddle

What we Do

DERP works together to provide positive publicity for Downtown Enfield. through planting trees, painting facades of buildings, cleaning windows, creating events, promoting our agri-eco-cultural tourism trilogy and pursuing economic development opportunities.  We encourage you to volunteer with:. .

2 December 2017

Colonial Christmas

The Downtown Enfield Restoration and Preservation Association (DERP) is a

501(c)3  non-profit membership organization comprised of business owners and citizens to strengthen and support downtown revitalization.  The organization’s primary focus is stabilization of existing infrastructure, revitalization of abandoned properties through redevelopment, promote Enfield’s natural eco-agri-cultural tourism opportunities, and to develop and publish resources and economic incentives to attract and retain business in Downtown Enfield. 

Enfield NC Historic House Tours & Events

Our Mission


13 May 2017

Bless Your Art