N.C. Secretary of Cultural Resources visits ECSU

Kesha Williams
February 13, 2012


The ECSU Art Department and Music Department recently welcomed Linda Carlisle, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, for tours of their facilities.

The Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce brought Carlisle to town as a guest speaker for the organization's 101st Annual Dinner Meeting. Carlisle discussed the importance of the creative economy and its impact on growth in northeast North Carolina. The secretary spotlighted the Museum of the Albemarle, Arts of the Albemarle and Port Discover, as agencies that contribute to the  quality of life in this area. Carlisle is an experienced corporate executive, entrepreneur and community activist. She has been extensively involved in leadership roles in the non-profit sector, providing leadership, strategic planning, financial expertise and key resource development. She has served as the state's secretary of the N.C. Cultural Resources since January of 2009.

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources was formed in 1971 to serve North Carolina's citizens across the state in an outreach to broaden minds and spirits, preserve history and culture, and to recognize and promote our cultural resources as an essential element of North Carolina's economic and social well-being. It was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Cultural Resources serves more than 19 million people annually through three major areas: The Arts, The State Library of North Carolina and Archives and History.

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources includes the State Library, the State Archives, 27 Historic Sites, 7 History Museums, Historical Publications, Archaeology, Genealogy, Historic Preservation, the North Carolina Symphony, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the North Carolina Museum of Art.