North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 121 Archives and History

Article 1 - General Provisions.

  • § 121-1   Short title
    This Article shall be known as the North Carolina Archives and History Act. (1973, c. 476, s. 48.)
  • § 121-2   Definitions
    For the purposes of this Article: (1) "Agency" shall mean any State, county, or municipal office, department, division, board, commission or separate unit of government...
  • § 121-3   Name
    The archival and historical agency of the State of North Carolina shall be the Department of Cultural Resources. (1945, c. 55; 1955, c. 543, s....
  • § 121-4   Powers and duties of the Department of Cultural Resources
    The Department of Cultural Resources shall have the following powers and duties: (1) To accept gifts, bequests, devises, and endowments for purposes which fall within...
  • § 121-4.1   North Carolina Register of Historic Places
    (a) The Department of Cultural Resources may establish, expand, and maintain a North Carolina Register of Historic Places composed of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and...
  • § 121-5   Public records and archives
    (a) State Archival Agency Designated. The Department of Cultural Resources shall be the official archival agency of the State of North Carolina with authority as...
  • § 121-5.1   State Historical Records Advisory Board
    (a) The State Historical Records Advisory Board, which was constituted in 1975 in accordance with 44 U.S.C. 2501; 36 C.F.R. 1206 is continued under State...
  • § 121-6   Historical publications
    (a) General Provisions. It shall be the duty of the Department of Cultural Resources to promote and encourage the writing of North Carolina history and...
  • § 121-7   Historical museums
    (a) The Department of Cultural Resources shall maintain and administer State historic attractions under the management of the Office of Archives and History for the...
  • § 121-7.1   Maritime Museum; disposition of artifacts
    Notwithstanding Article 3A of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes, G.S. 143‑49(4), or any other law pertaining to surplus State property, the Department of Cultural...
  • § 121-7.2   (See Editor's notes) Maritime Museum; branch museum
    The Department of Cultural Resources shall assume from the Southport Maritime Museum, Inc., the administration of the Southport Maritime Museum in Brunswick County and shall...
  • § 121-7.3   Admission fees
    The Department of Cultural Resources may charge a reasonable admission fee to any museum administered by the Department. Admission fees collected under this section are...
  • § 121-7.4   Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
    The Department of Cultural Resources shall assume from the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the administration of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum on Hatteras...
  • § 121-8   Historic preservation program
    (a) Historic Preservation Agency Designated. The historic preservation agency of the State of North Carolina shall be the Department of Cultural Resources. (b) Surveys of...
  • § 121-9   Historic properties
    (a) Administration of Properties Acquired by State. Historic or archaeological properties acquired by the State for administration by the State of North Carolina shall be...
  • § 121-9.1   Lake Mattamuskeet Lodge Preservation
    (a) Notwithstanding G.S. 121‑9, the State of North Carolina accepts the transfer of the Mattamuskeet Lodge and surrounding property to the State under the Lake...
  • § 121-10   Security of historic properties
    (a) Designated Employees Commissioned Special Peace Officers by Governor. Upon application by the Secretary of Cultural Resources, the Governor is hereby authorized and empowered to...
  • § 121-11   Procedures where assistance extended to cities, counties, and other agencies or individuals
    In consideration of the public purpose thereby achieved, the Department of Cultural Resources may assist any county, city, or other political subdivision, corporation or organization,...
  • § 121-12   North Carolina Historical Commission
    (a) Protection of Properties on National Register. It shall be the duty of the Historical Commission, meeting at such times and according to such procedures...
  • § 121-12.1   Grants-in-aid
    Under the concepts of reorganization of State government, responsibility for administering appropriations to the Department of Cultural Resources for grants‑in‑aid to private nonprofit organizations in...
  • § 121-12.2   Procedures for preparing budget requests and expending appropriations for grants-in-aid
    Requests for funding may be submitted by these organizations to the Department of Cultural Resources. If received by any other department of State government except...
  • § 121-13   Acquisition of portrait of Governor during term of office
    During the term of office of each Governor of this State and at least six months prior to its expiration, the Secretary of the Department...
  • § 121-13.1 through 121-13.2   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 476, s. 48

Article 2 - Tryon's Palace and Tryon's Palace Commission.

Article 3 - Salvage of Abandoned Shipwrecks and Other Underwater Archaeological Sites.

Article 4 - Conservation and Historic Preservation Agreements Act.

  • § 121-34   Short title
    The title of this Article shall be known as the "Conservation and Historic Preservation Agreements Act." (1979, c. 747, s. 1; 2004‑195, s. 1.3.)
  • § 121-35   Definitions
    Subject to any additional definitions contained in this Article, or unless the context otherwise requires: (1) A "conservation agreement" means a right, whether or not...
  • § 121-36   Applicability
    (a) This Article shall apply to all conservation and preservation agreements falling within its terms and conditions. (b) This Article shall not be construed to...
  • § 121-37   Acquisition and approval of conservation and preservation agreements
    Subject to the conditions stated in this Article, any holder may, in any manner, acquire, receive or become a party of a conservation agreement or...
  • § 121-38   Validity of agreements
    (a) No conservation or preservation agreement shall be unenforceable because of (1) Lack of privity of estate or contract, or (2) Lack of benefit to...
  • § 121-39   Enforceability of agreements
    (a) Conservation or preservation agreements may be enforced by the holder by injunction and other appropriate equitable relief administered or afforded by the courts of...
  • § 121-40   Assessment of land or improvements subject to agreement
    For purposes of taxation, land and improvements subject to a conservation or preservation agreement shall be assessed on the basis of the true value of...
  • § 121-41   Public recording of agreements
    (a) Conservation agreements shall be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of the county or counties in which the subject land or...
  • § 121-42   Citation of Article
    This Article shall be known and may be cited as the "Conservation and Historic Preservation Agreements Act." (1979, c. 747, s. 9; 2004‑195, s. 1.4.)