Explore the Nina Simone Childhood Home Reuse Project

August 31, 2021

Before becoming the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone was born and raised in Tryon, North Carolina, in a home where she was encouraged to find her voice—both through song and activism. Once in jeopardy, Simone’s childhood home was saved from demolition in part by the National Trust.

For several years, the National Trust has engaged the local community and fans of Nina Simone everywhere to better understand what her work means to them, and as a result, how her childhood home can be preserved, and re-activated to honor her enduring legacy.

Learn more about the plans and add your thoughts on the future of the space.

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