The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina.

Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, our mission is to improve quality of life in our state 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 in North Carolina.

Click the tiles below to learn more about our agencies and programs by theme.

We also administer several programs, work with closely with several organizations and offers several services and resources that cut across these three programming areas or don't fit easily into one of these three buckets.