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, the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is celebrating 50 years as a state cabinet-level agency with regional celebrations and online content throughout the year. DNCR is responsible for North Carolina treasures literally from A to Z – from the arts to the zoo – spanning the entire state. Join the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources for one, or all three, of our DNCR Days events or visit one of our sites anytime to take in some of the VERY BEST of North Carolina. Events 2 April Facebook Event Link Pine Knoll Shores, NC 4 June Facebook Event Link Raleigh, NC 10 September Facebook Event Link Old Fort, NC 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.