A service branch of the Office of Archives and History in the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, DNCR's Western Office offers professional expertise in historic resource management.
Our office was established to serve the western region of the state and was officially opened on September 4, 1978. We are located at 176 Riceville Road, in the former VA Hospital "Building 13," a contributing property in the Oteen Veterans Administration Hospital National Register Historic District in Asheville.
Now on View: Understanding our Past, Shaping Our Future: Exhibition on Cherokee Language and Culture
Through April 29, the Western Office is hosting an exhibit on Cherokee language and culture, using sound recordings as a basis for presenting a coherent story in words and text. Fifteen exhibit panels use Smartphone technology and QR codes that link to each conversation to an online archives. By pressing the on-screen play button, a visitor can listen to the Cherokee syllabary as it is spoken.
The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Several special programs will also be offered.
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Western Office is located near the intersection of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Tunnel Road, right next to the Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center, at 176 Riceville Road in Asheville.
You can contact us by phone at (828) 296-7230.