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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.

Apr 16, 2014
This past weekend the Easter Bunny arrived at the N.C. Transportation Museum in style. Cultural Resources Sec. Susan Kluttz joined a crowd of excited kids and their families as the bunny and his helpers pulled up in a 1935 North Carolina State Highway Patrol Coupe, one of the signature pieces in the museum’s impressive collection […]
Apr 14, 2014
When Cultural Resources Sec. Susan Kluttz took office last May, one of the three things Gov. Pat McCrory tasked her with was beautifying the state’s transportation infrastructure. To that end, the secretary and DCR staff have been partnering with DOT staff during the past year to build a vision for a public-private “Art That Moves […]
Apr 11, 2014
Historic Halifax is famous for issuing one of America’s first cries for freedom from England, and now Cultural Resources Sec. Susan Kluttz is working with local and state partners to help translate that revolutionary spirit into economic development. To try to get that process started, the secretary and several other members of the DCR team […]

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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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