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Free Enterprise | Principled Leadership | Traditional American Values


We're a non-profit, non-political foundation which provides quality educational lectures, training schools and events focused on the principles of our founding fathers, traditional American values and the causes which United States Senator Jesse Helms championed throughout his 30-year career.

Educating Students

We strive to educate students about entrepreneurship, the differences between capitalism and socialism, free market economics, personal responsibility, principled leadership and corporate/personal philanthropy.

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From the Experts

Our lecture series are an opportunity to highlight the principles Senator Helms championed during his 30 years in the Senate and offer a unique opportunity to hear from important national and world leaders on topics including business, human rights, government and religion.

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Experience History

The Jesse Helms Center contains both the Archives of the late Senator Jesse Helms and an interactive museum. A valuable resource for anyone interested in 20th century politics, modern American history and the history of North Carolina, the Jesse Helms Archives contains correspondence, speeches, committee files and much more. The interactive museum is a great resource for school groups and those interested in learning about the life and times of Senator Helms.

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