Press Releases

Help Needed to Recover Missing Camp Lejeune Highway Historical Marker

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, which manages the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, requests the public’s help in locating a missing historical marker. The marker was located on Lejeune Boulevard adjacent to the base in Jacksonville and it detailed the history of Camp Lejeune. 

Help Needed to Recover Missing N.C. Highway Historical Marker

Friday, December 1, 2017

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, which manages the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, requests the public’s help in locating a missing historical marker. The marker was located on I-85 Business/US 29/70 west of Thomasville and is about John Mills, the head of Oxford Orphanage and Thomasville Baptist Orphanage (Mills Home) and president Oxford Female College.

Treasures from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge at the Western Office

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

To commemorate the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s adventures along the North Carolina coast – the place where he was ultimately brought to justice – the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is showcasing a traveling exhibit that includes artifacts representing weaponry, nautical tools and personal items recovered from his wrecked flagship the Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR)

Join the Virtual Family History Fair November 4

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sit at home, turn on your laptop or tablet, and learn what resources and tools are available at the State Archives of North Carolina and the N.C. Government and Heritage Library for researching your family history. The annual Family History Fair streams on Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Honors Colonial Mapmaker

Monday, October 16, 2017

There were few clear borders in North Carolina when William Churton arrived in 1748. Assigned to the Granville Land Office in Edenton, the cartographer and surveyor, along with lawyer Daniel Weldon, established a border between North Carolina and Virginia.

Ella Baker Title for Young Adults, “We Who Believe in Freedom” Now Available

Friday, October 6, 2017

Ella Baker was an often overlooked, amazing organizer and pioneer in the struggle for racial justice. She grew up in Littleton, N.C., and has been called “the mother of the Civil Rights Movement.” A new title for young adult readers, “We Who Believe in Freedom,” published by the Historical Research Office of the N.C. Office of Archives and History, is now available.

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Recognizes State’s First Rosenwald School

Monday, October 2, 2017

With the end of Reconstruction following the Civil War, the hope of African Americans for education seemed lost. But in 1912 Sears and Roebuck founder Julius Rosenwald, in collaboration with Booker T. Washington, initiated a program for rural students in Alabama that spread throughout the South. 

Home Movie Day Shares Forgotten Memories

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Those old home movies stashed in the closet or attic could be a treasure trove of information and memories. The State Archives of North Carolina and A/V Geeks invite you to “Home Movie Day” Saturday, Oct. 21, 1 to 4 p.m., at the State Archives/State Library Building, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh.

Western Regional Archives Celebrates Five Years of Fact Sharing

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

When Heather South arrived at the Western Regional Archives (WRA) five years ago, she was quickly immersed in the history and culture of the North Carolina mountains and quick to welcome the many researchers who came seeking information. South and the staff of the Western Regional Archives, a satellite facility of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, will host a five-year anniversary celebration for the public Friday, Aug. 11, 4 – 6 p.m.

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