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Governor Cooper Signs Bill Authorizing New State Park Properties

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Governor Roy Cooper signed a bill today that authorizes three new state natural areas for the North Carolina State Parks system and directs a study for a potential state park along the Black River in the southeastern part of the state.

Amateur WWII Films Available Online through State Archives

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Military Collection at the State Archives of North Carolina is excited to announce the availability online of two original short amateur films from World War II. The original films are a rare look at the life of a North Carolina Air Force serviceman in the Pacific Theater during WWII.

Lake Waccamaw State Park to Celebrate New Acreage

Thursday, July 20, 2017

State and local officials will gather at Lake Waccamaw State Park in Columbus County Friday, July 21 at 10 a.m. to dedicate the addition of 197 new acres to the park. The media and the public are invited to the ceremony.

Historic Bath Site Work Day Cancelled

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Historic Bath State Historic Site work day scheduled for Saturday, July 22, is being cancelled due to concerns about high temperatures and weather conditions. An alternate date will be chosen in the future.

Harper House at Bentonville Battlefield Closed for Roof Replacement

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The circa 1855 Harper House at Bentonville Battlefield will be temporarily closed for roof replacement beginning July 22. Roof repairs will keep the house closed until at least Aug.18. The repairs will include a new wooden-shingled roof to replace the one that was installed in 2009.

National Register Adds Eight North Carolina Historic Places

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources announces that one district, one boundary expansion and additional documentation and six individual properties across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Revolutionary Era Battle and Brewing Highlight House in the Horseshoe Re-enactment

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The drama of the ongoing American Revolution and domestic life that included butchering livestock and brewing beer are among moments captured from the past at the 236th anniversary of the House in the Horseshoe Battle Re-enactment Aug. 5-6. See how the mutual hatred of patriot Philip Alston and British loyalist David Fanning sparked a skirmish in the summer of 1781.

IMLS Funds African American Heritage Commission Project

Monday, July 17, 2017

The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, a division of the North Carolina Arts Council, has received a $148,450 grant from the national Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for its project "Green Books’ Oasis Spaces: African American Travel in NC, 1936-1966.” 

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