Press Releases

North Carolina Student Documentary to Screen at Smithsonian Museum

Friday, June 8, 2018

Two students from Research Triangle High School in Durham will have their documentary, “Black Wall Street: Conflict in Tulsa, Compromise in Durham,” screened in Washington, D.C. next week. The documentary was produced for the National History Day competition by Angelica Dinh and Lucy Grossman. It examines two Black Wall Streets, one in Tulsa, Okla., the other in Durham, and was a finalist at N.C. History Day in April.

Learn “Why Pride Matters” in Pride Month Presentation

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June is Pride Month, when the LGBT community plans commemorations and celebrations across the country. James Miller, executive director of the LGBT Center of Raleigh, will speak on “Why Pride Matters,” June 21, 12:30 p.m., at the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, 109 E. Jones St. Raleigh. 

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Commemorates the End of Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge

Thursday, May 31, 2018

He was the most feared of captains during the Golden Age of Piracy, and in June 1718, four vessels under his command sailed into what was then Topsail Inlet (now Beaufort). Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR), became stranded in the inlet’s shallow water. To commemorate the effective end of a piratical career, a North Carolina Highway History Marker will be dedicated Thursday, June 7, 1 p.m., near the entrance on the drive into Fort Macon at Atlantic Beach.

Celebrate Memorial Day at State Natural and Cultural Sites, Military Discounts Too

Thursday, May 17, 2018

 This Memorial Day is the ideal time for saluting those who have served the country, and a great time to explore the rich variety of natural and cultural resources of the state. See the great outdoors at a state park, some special offering at a history, science or art museum, or enjoy the launch of Summerfest, the North Carolina Symphony outdoor concert series, over the weekend.

Impact of Hispanic Population on North Carolina's Economy Presentation May 17

Thursday, May 10, 2018

North Carolina’s Hispanic population was 932,221 in 2016. They are in engaged in communities, work in and own businesses and are a vibrant presence. A presentation, “The Hispanic Impact on North Carolina’s Economy,” will be shared by N.C. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chair Henry Stewart, Thursday, May 17. The 12:30 p.m. presentation is part of the “Thursday Talk” series of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources EEO Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

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