Find the Truth at Mythbusting Day: Historic House Myths at Duke Homestead

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ever heard of a closet tax? Were people really shorter way back when? It’s time to break down all those common myths and misconceptions about historic houses and life in the 19th century.

State Library Celebrates First Friday with an Open House June 1

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

To celebrate their newly renovated library space, the North Carolina Government & Heritage Library will host an open house Friday, June 1, 4 -7 p.m.

Tony Award-Winning Costume Designer William Ivey Long Discusses New Book May 16

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long says all roads lead to North Carolina.

Meet Your State Symbols at the N.C. State Capitol

Monday, April 30, 2018

Did you know the state tree is the pine? Or that the state sport is stock car racing? Come out to learn these facts and more -- meet your North Carolina state symbols at the symbol for our state, the N.C. State Capitol! Join the Capitol for a day of free family fun Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

State Library and N.C. DIT Receive Grant to Address K-12 Homework Gap Through Broadband Adoption

Monday, April 30, 2018

Some North Carolina K-12 students who do not have home internet access will soon receive assistance through a $250,000, two-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Jazz Revival Project Celebrates African American Music of N.C. June 6-7 in Wilson

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The North Carolina Arts Council, The Arts Council of Wilson, and the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park will present a free concert, The Jazz Revival Project, Thursday, June 7 at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson. 

Gold Mining in the 1850s Program at Reed Gold Mine April 28

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Gold mining at Reed Gold Mine was in its heyday in the 1850s. This was before the California gold rush, when gold mining in North Carolina was the place to be. In 1799, young Conrad Reed discovered a 17-pound gold nugget while fishing in Little Meadow Creek, giving rise to America’s first gold rush. Historic interpreters at Reed Gold Mine, Saturday, April 28, will recall that time.

N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Announces Appointments of Assistant Secretary Tracey Burns and Division Director Michelle Lanier

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


State Parks, Anderson Real Estate to Exchange Raleigh Properties for Increased Safety, Access

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation has reached an agreement with Anderson Real Estate #4, LLC and its affiliates to exchange parcels of land near William B. Umstead State Park’s Crabtree entrance in Raleigh. 

President Polk Site Presents Lesson on Old Southern Cooking

Monday, April 23, 2018

There can be a certain charm to cooking over an open fire, and participants in the Historic Cooking Class on the Old Southern Way of Cooking at President James K. Polk State Historic Site will have that experience. The workshop, Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., led by trained historic chef Cheryl Henry, will reconnect participants to the lives of women of centuries past. The fee is $60.

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