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Veterans Day with Nature and Culture

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Spend this Veterans Day experiencing art, history and nature at the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources attractions.

Blackbeard, State Parks and N.C. History Come Alive at the N.C. State Fair

Friday, October 6, 2017

Pirates are taking over the north lobby of Dorton Arena during this year’s N.C. State Fair as the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources kicks off a celebration of North Carolina’s most notorious pirate, Blackbeard, for the 300th anniversary of his exploits along the N.C. coast. Check out a replica of Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, and join in on all the swashbuckling fun at our new exhibit. Just be careful not to lose your head!

N.C. Historical Commission Votes to Study Relocation of Confederate Monuments

Friday, September 22, 2017

In a meeting today in Raleigh, the North Carolina Historical Commission voted to postpone until their April 2018 meeting any decision regarding a petition from the N.C. Department of Administration to relocate three Confederate monuments from the State Capitol grounds in Raleigh to the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Four Oaks, N.C.

Discover Summer Across North Carolina

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Summer is a perfect time for wandering back roads and discovering new adventures. Whether your summer plans include a staycation or a vacation, we’ve got you covered with uniquely North Carolina events and attractions to visit in all 100 counties.

CREST Can Help Flooded Museums in North Carolina

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hurricane Matthew has destroyed many homes and left families in despair, but cultural institutions also may be devastated. The Cultural Resources Emergency Support Team (CREST) can offer help to small public and private museums and holders of archival collections in the flooded areas of the state. 

Children's Book Drive to Benefit Hurricane Matthew Victims

Friday, October 14, 2016

While many household items and family treasures have been lost to Hurricane Matthew, books can help children of all ages escape for a bit from the storm's tremendous devastation. The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, in partnership with the North State Journal, is asking for donations of children's books for Hurricane Matthew victims.

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