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About our Collection

The Collection of NC State Historic Sites and Properties is made up of more than 80,000 artifacts spanning 13,000+ years of North Carolina history.  It encompasses a broad range of objects that help interpret the state’s rich history.

One aspect of our mission is to interpret North Carolina history through the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of artifacts.

Some catalog records featured on this website may include content and language that is upsetting and/or harmful. These records do not reflect our values, and North Carolina State Historic Sites (NCSHS) is committed to building a welcoming, diverse and inclusive environment. The records are included to present an honest account of our history. This upsetting content may fall into one of two categories: problematic artifacts or problematic catalog records. For more information:

NCSHS Collections Content Statement