Telling Appalachian stories, looking to the future

The Old Marshall Jail is a historic renovation and storytelling project in the heart of Appalachia. The first video storytelling installment is below. Please explore the website to learn more about Marshall, North Carolina, the history of the Old Marshall Jail, and our ideas for its future. If you're interested in taking a tour, telling a story or learning more about commercial space for lease, contact us.

Consider this video a preview of good things to come. The Old Marshall Jail was a central part of community life from 1905 until 2012. As the building transforms from a jail into a commercial space, artist Josh Copus, journalist Emily Patrick and videographer Jack Sorokin are collecting stories of townspeople, law enforcement, prisoners, community -- anyone who has something to say about the jail.

Exploring the Jail

Follow along as we uncover history and renovate the Old Marshall Jail. Consider the feed below a progress report as we discover the history of the jail, renovate the structure and journey toward its future. Click on the images to read more information! The words and images below synch from our Instagram feed, so you can also follow along there at @oldmarshalljail.