Wednesday, October 24, 2007

North Carolina Sesquicentennial Committee Website Went Live Today

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (DCR) launched the website for their Civil War 150 Committee today at Unlike Viriginia, this is not a state commission, but rather a committee organized by DCR. This committee is only undertaking to plan and direct activities relating to the sesquicentennial within the department. I believe this is a good step in the right direction for North Carolina and am excited about the ideas being generated by this committee. The committee membership is extremely well-qualified and the Advisory Board is excellent. Please check out the website for more information. If you are anything like me, you are comparing and contrasting the efforts that various states are making at this point. I think you'll agree that North Carolina's Department of Cultural Resources is ahead of the curve.

For more information on the Department or the Division of State Historic Sites, click on the links on the right hand column.


Wade said...


I saw the website yesterday and I must say that I am truly pleased with the efforts of the folks so far.

My hat is off to the crew in NC. Makes me proud as a taxpayer.

Wade Sokolosky

Andrew Duppstadt said...

Glad you like it Wade. I talked with Jeff Bockert of the Eastern Civil War Office yesterday and he said they are already receiving email complaints from the southern heritage groups. I guess the battles have begun. It's too bad, because I do think they are doing a good job.