What We Do

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. We’re home to the state’s historic sites, museums, zoo, symphony, parks, aquariums, libraries, archives, and more.

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North Carolina and "The War to End all Wars"

We're honoring the brave North Carolinians who answered the call to service during World War I. Our historians tell their unique stories every week on our World War I Blog.

North Carolina in World War I Centennial Events

Grant Opportunities from Your Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

We're making our grant initiatives more accessible for the individuals and organizations standing to benefit from them. Visit our redesigned grants page to learn more.

Explore Grants Awarded by DNCR

Blackbeard 300th Commemoration

Explore the maritime history of North Carolina through the eyes of an infamous pirate that terrorized the Carolina coast over 300 years ago.

Discover Pirate History

Explore Nature, Culture and History across the State

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