NC Department of Cultural Resources

National Register Adds 12 North Carolina Historic Places

RALEIGH, NC August 21, 2014 – The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that 12 individual properties and districts across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The properties below were reviewed by the North Carolina National Register Advisory Committee and […]

Museum of the Albemarle: At The Movies! For Kids

ELIZABETH CITY, NC August 5, 2014 – Come in and cool off at the Museum of the Albemarle on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1 p.m. for an afternoon at the movies. Watch the movie the Swiss Family Robinson and learn that hard work and inventiveness can help you adapt […]

September Programs at N.C. Museum of History

RALEIGH, NC August 5, 2014 – From Carolina bluegrass to a photography workshop, September programs at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh offer engaging experiences for all ages. Spend one of summer’s last evenings at Bluegrass in the Garden, a relaxed outdoor event featuring the duo Grits and Soul. […]

Masonic Apron Conservation viewing at the Museum of the Albemarle

ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 25, 2014 – Members of Eureka Lodge No. 317 recently gathered at the Museum of the Albemarle to view the circa 1872 Masonic apron worn by William Crawford Dawson. Bro Dawson was a member of Pasquotank Lodge No. 103 A. F. & A. M.  Eureka Lodge […]

N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Examines “Blockade Running: A Necessary Evil”

SOUTHPORT, NC September 10, 2013 – President Abraham Lincoln called for a blockade of all ports within the seceded states April 19, 1860. An exhibit examining the stealthy vessels and skillful captains who worked to circumvent that strategy will open at 6 p.m. Oct. 5, at the N.C. Maritime Museum […]

Before Emancipation: Searching for African-American Ancestors Workshop Sept. 14

RALEIGH, NC August 20, 2013 — Tracing African-American ancestors can prove challenging. The “Before Emancipation: Searching for African-American Ancestors” workshop at the State Archives of North Carolina Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. will guide users to the tools, resources, and records available when researching African-American genealogy. […]

Historic Halifax Celebrates Heritage Crafts on August 10

HALIFAX, NC July 27, 2013 — Historic Halifax State Historic Site will showcase the Roanoke Valley’s heritage crafts on Aug. 10th, in the final of the 2nd Saturdays programs organized by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources this summer. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy various activities throughout the […]

N.C. Museum of History Wins 2013 AASLH Award of Merit

NASHVILLE, TN July 8, 2013 — The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the permanent exhibit History in Every Direction: Tar Heel […]

Museum of the Albemarle: Scotland the Brave – Underground

History for Lunch   Scotland the Brave—Underground The Museum of the Albemarle will host a History for Lunch on Wednesday, August 7 at 12:15 p.m.  Martha Williams, museum volunteer and former archeologist, will present a program about the archaeological remains left by the people who lived within the present country […]

Grant Applications Deadline For Arts Organizations March 1, 2013

RALEIGH, NC Jan. 11, 2013 – The 2013-2014 grant guidelines for organizations are now available on the North Carolina Arts Council’s website at, and the deadline is Friday, March 1 at 5 p.m.   The grants are designed to support arts organizations and artists who contribute to the economic, […]