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Welcome to the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

Whether you’re looking to experience a symphony performance, attend an art show, visit a museum exhibit, find a fun family event or a step back to the Civil War at a historic site, you’re at the right place! If you’re interested in discovering your family’s genealogy, exploring North Carolina history or learning how you can preserve your family treasures or local government records, we can help you too! In fact, we do a lot more.

Cultural Resources is all about what’s happening today in the arts and music, but also about what’s happened in the past to get us here. We’re home to 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Archives, the State Library and the N.C. Arts Council.

Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, our mission to enrich lives and communities creates opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. Our organization was the first in the nation to include all state agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

This site is your jumping off point to discover all we have to offer. Welcome.

Jul 22, 2014
Hundreds of well-wishers looked on as 30 immigrants from 23 countries officially became American citizens at the State Capitol this Fourth of July, and Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz was proud to be there to help officiate. After the Oath of Allegiance was administered and America welcomed its 30 newest citizens, a military-style band played, […]
Jul 17, 2014
If you know Ashe County, then you know that the area is famous for quite a few things—the Blue Ridge Parkway runs through it, you can find some awesome cheese there, Christmas trees grow on the side of almost every mountain and some talented old-time musicians call the region home. Perhaps the most famous things […]
Jul 12, 2014
The week after Memorial Day, thousands of folks from 41 states and five foreign countries crowded around the Bob Julian Roundhouse at the N.C. Transportation Museum to celebrate the arrival of 26 classic streamlined, diesel locomotives dating from the 1930s through the 1950s. The event, called Streamliners at Spencer, was so popular that all the […]

Exploring Kinston's Civil War History at the CSS Neuse


N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
109 East Jones Street MSC 4601 |  Raleigh, NC 27699-4601
Phone: (919) 807-7300  | Fax: (919) 733-1620

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