N.C. Historical Commission

Next Meeting: 

Friday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m., in the auditorium of the Archives and History/State Library Building, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh. 

Sept. 22 Motion to Delay Action Until April 2018

Press Release

Meeting Packet

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Notice

Watch Meeting Live: https://livestream.com/naturalsciences/NCHC

About the Commission

Founded in 1903, the North Carolina Historical Commission is an 11-member board of professional historians and interested citizens appointed by the Governor in staggered terms. It is the third oldest state historical agency in the nation. This commission oversees the North Carolina Office of Archives and History which is located within the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and it is charged with setting policy for the state’s identification, collection, management, preservation, interpretation and programming related to manuscripts and other records, historical and archaeological artifacts, and historic sites and properties held by most institutions located within the department.

The North Carolina Historical Commission is the appeals body for the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, provides advice and guidance to the state’s National Register Advisory Committee, and performs review and approval for new monuments located on state property. The North Carolina Historical Commission meets two to four times per year. The Deputy Secretary of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources serves as the Secretary of the commission.

Commission Members

Name Date Appointed (Re) Appointed By Term Expires
Millie M. Barbee, Chair April 1, 1991
Reappointed 5/21/13
McCrory March 31, 2021
Samuel Bobbitt Dixon Aug. 16, 2013 McCrory March 31, 2021
Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle Jr. Dec. 31, 2013 McCrory March 31, 2019
William W. Ivey Nov. 19, 2013 McCrory March 31, 2019
Margaret Kluttz April 7, 2014 McCrory March 31, 2019
Dr. David C. Dennard April 1, 2009
Reappointed 5/24/16
McCrory March 31, 2021
Dr. Valerie A. Johnson July 7, 2009
Reappointed 2/29/16
McCrory March 31, 2021
Dr. Mary Lynn Bryan April 1, 2005
Reappointed 4/12/11; 7/14/17
Cooper March 31, 2023
W. Noah Reynolds July 14, 2017 Cooper March 31, 2023
David Ruffin July 14, 2017 Cooper March 31, 2023
Barbara Blythe Snowden July 14, 2017 Cooper March 31, 2023

Emeritus Members (non-voting status)

Narvel J. Crawford Dr. Alan D. Watson
Dr. H.G. Jones Dr. Max R. Williams