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: North Carolina in the Great War
The Western Office will host a traveling exhibit in the first floor Heritage Room Gallery on North Carolina’s participation in World War I from October 3rd to November 18th. The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include several special Saturday programs, dates and times TBD.
This traveling exhibit will include artifacts from local history museums, photographs and uniforms documenting North Carolina’s contributions to the war effort.
The North Carolina Museum of History will open a 6,500 square foot interactive multimedia exhibition on North Carolina during World War I at its main building in Raleigh from April 8, 2017 through January 6, 2019.
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.
Our normal hours of operation are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.