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Rachel Maxwell Moore (1890-1964) was from Resaca community, near Kenansville, NC, but moved to Greenville after meeting and marrying James H. B. Moore of Greenville in 1922. She promoted the arts in Greenville and helped found the East Carolina Art Society and Greenville Museum of Art, receiving many awards for her efforts. She was a leading civic figure and Woman’s Club leader throughout her life. Rachel Maxwell Moore died of lung cancer on December 30, 1964. In her will, she established the Rachel Maxwell Moore Foundation, and stipulated that her house was to be sold and the money used to purchase art for the Greenville Museum.