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N.C. Historical Commission and N.C. African American Heritage Commission Hold Historic Joint Meeting on State Capitol African American Monument

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Yesterday, at a historic first joint meeting at the North Carolina State Capitol, the N.C. Historical Commission and the N.C. African American Heritage Commission accepted a draft report summarizing the comments received at eight public hearings held to gather input on plans for a new monument on the State Capitol grounds in Raleigh dedicated to commemorating the achievements of African Americans.

North Carolina Museum of Art Receives Grant from Duke Energy

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has received a $50,000 grant from Duke Energy that will fund student tours of and studio classes related to the Museum’s fall exhibitions The Worlds of M. C. Escher: Nature, Science, and Imagination and Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Creative Mind.

Kelly Alexander Named Executive Director at N.C. Transportation Museum

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Secretary Susan Kluttz, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR), today announced that Kelly Alexander has been selected as the new executive director of the N.C. Transportation Museum. Kelly has been on staff at the Transportation Museum for more than 25 years and is well equipped to lead the museum into the future.

Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz to Celebrate Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and Discuss Future Potential of Connect NC Bonds

Monday, June 22, 2015

N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz will host a discussion of the new bond proposal Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m. at a celebration of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, appropriately named for shipwrecks that play a major role in the area's history. Exhibits tell stories of major wrecks including that of the USS Monitor, Titanic, U-85, USS Huron, and Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge. If the Connect NC bonds are approved by voters this November, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum may receive $3.5 million to fabricate and install permanent exhibitions in the 5,500 sq. ft. galleries and the 1,600 sq. ft. main lobby, and will focus on the maritime history and shipwrecks of the North Carolina Outer Banks from the earliest periods of exploration and colonization to the present day with particular emphasis on the periods from 1524 - 1945.  This funding will supplement existing funding already provided for the design phase.

Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz to Celebrate USS North Carolina and Discuss Future Potential of Connect NC Bonds for Site

Friday, June 19, 2015

N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz will host a discussion of the new bond proposal Tuesday, June 23 at 10 a.m. at a celebration of the USS North Carolina Battleship that became the first of ten fast battleships to join the American fleet in World War II. If the Connect NC bonds are approved by voters this November, the Battleship North Carolina may receive $11.5 million to enable the construction of a 20,000 sq. ft. Visitor's Center, improved parking and an ADA accessible bridge for improved access to the battleship. Showcased within the new Visitor's Center will be a new dining area with café and inside/outside seating, as well as exhibits expanding on the story of the USS North Carolina Battleship.

Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz to Celebrate Fort Fisher and Discuss Future Potential of Connect NC Bonds for Site

Friday, June 19, 2015

N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz will host a discussion of the new bond proposal Tuesday, June 23 at 3 p.m. at a celebration of Fort Fisher that, until the last few months of the Civil War, kept North Carolina's port of Wilmington open to blockade-runners supplying necessary goods to Confederate armies inland. If the Connect NC bonds are approved by voters this November, state historic sites may receive $24 million to provide badly needed funding to repair or replace outdated HVAC and electrical equipment and $11 million to repair or replace roofs.

Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz to Celebrate Brunswick Town and Discuss Future Potential of Connect NC Bonds for Site

Thursday, June 18, 2015

N.C. Department Secretary Susan Kluttz will host a discussion of the new bond proposal Monday, June 22 at 3 p.m. at a celebration of Brunswick Town, a major pre-Revolutionary port on North Carolina's Cape Fear River that was razed by British troops in 1776 and never rebuilt. If the Connect NC bonds are approved by voters this November, Brunswick Town may receive $3.5 million. Accelerated erosion along the Cape Fear River is threatening to destroy historic resources including colonial ruins, a Civil War fort and several 18th and 19th century wharves at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site. This funding will supplement existing funding in the design and installation of an innovative new shore protection system for the site's entire riverfront.

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