DNCR 50th Anniversary Celebrate Our 50th Anniversary From hiking trails to museums, historical spaces to wildlife, to cultural celebrations to conservation efforts, DNCR encompasses so much of the very best things in North Carolina. Our Story In 2022, we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. We hope you can join us as we celebrate the VERY BEST THINGS in North Carolina. Learn more North Carolina had long been recognized for rich traditions in arts, literature and music. Learn more North Carolina has a long legacy of public history. Learn more North Carolina is world-renowned for its scenic wonders. Learn more The State Library enriches the lives of North Carolinians through access to information.