Press Releases

Come Hear NC and National Trust for Historic Preservation Raise Over $60K for Preservation of Nina Simone’s Childhood Home

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the North Carolina Arts Council, the N.C. African American Heritage Commission and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are pleased to announce that more than $60,000 has been raised during the North Carolina Year of Music to benefit the rehabilitation and preservation of Nina Simone’s childhood home in Tryon, N.C.

“Gazing into the Past” Offers Rare Look at Night Sky

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Years ago, farmers used the phases of the moon as a calendar to help them prepare and harvest their crops. Today, the sky still shines as bright as it did over 200 years ago at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site. Come and learn more about what the night sky can tell us at “Gazing into the Past” on Sept. 20, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. This free, family friendly event is co-hosted by Morehead Planetarium.

Help Needed to Recover Missing Camp Lejeune Highway Historical Marker

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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. 

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