[This blog post comes from a Dept. of Cultural Resources press release – you can find other news related to NC Cultural Resources here. While this press release doesn’t have a Civil War connection, I did want to make sure our Civil War blog readers, who may not read our main blog, know about the event. To learn more about the Western Regional Archives, see these blog posts. – Ashley]
Ribbon Cutting for Western Regional Archives Is Friday, Aug. 10
ASHEVILLE — North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda A. Carlisle and other state and regional leaders will be on hand Friday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. to officially inaugurate the Western Regional Archives (WRA), located at the Department’s Western Office, 176 Riceville Road, in Asheville. The Archives will open to the public on Monday, Aug. 13.
Administered by the State Archives of North Carolina, the WRA collects, preserves, and makes publically accessible archival materials reflecting the culture and history of western North Carolina.
In addition to Carlisle, speakers include Dr. Brian Butler, University of North Carolina at Asheville, board president of the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center; Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Executive Director Angie Chandler; and State Archivist Sarah Koonts.
Who: Cultural Resources Secretary Linda Carlisle, Dr. Brian Butler (UNC-Asheville), board president of the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center; Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Executive Director Angie Chandler; and State Archivist Sarah Koonts.
What: Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Western Regional Archives.
When: Friday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.
Where: Western Regional Archives (WRA), located at the Department’s Western Office, 176 Riceville Road, in Asheville.
About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state- supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives. Cultural Resources champions North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. To learn more, visit www.ncdcr.gov.