North Carolina's colonial and Revolutionary War era history is rich and deep. Through 2017, we'll be celebrating this period with special events and opportunities to view priceless documents from the State Archives.Dive Deep Into Early North Carolina
Explore the diversity of the biggest, smallest and most amazing mammals that have walked the Earth through spectacular fossils, vivid reconstructions and more at a special exhibition at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences.Plan Your Visit
Connect NC is the Governor’s $2.85 billion bond proposal for strategic investments in our state’s transportation and other public infrastructure that will cultivate a stronger economy and improve North Carolina’s quality of life.Learn More About the Initiative
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 in time at an historic site, you’re at the right place! If you’re interested in discovering your family’s genealogy, exploring North Carolina history, consulting with our historic preservation experts or learning how you can preserve your family treasures or local government records, we can help you with that too! In fact, Cultural Resources does 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 N.C. Museum of Art, the N.C. Museum of History, the State Archives, the State Preservation Office, State Archaeology, the State Library and the N.C. Arts Council.
Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, our mission is to improve the quality of life in North Carolina by creating opportunities that promote economic development, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and spark creativity to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries. Our organization was the first in the nation to include all state agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.
This site is your starting point to discover all Cultural Resources has to offer. Welcome.