Cultural Heritage Museum

242 South Queen Street
Kinston, NC 28501


Mission Statement

The primary aim of the Cultural Heritage Museum is to generate jobs, promote economic expansion opportunities and create a unified community vision for progress.

The CHM will feature educational displays and technological presentations, which will compliment the activities and themes of the many Civil War attractions and battlegrounds throughout the East Carolina region and the South. The museum will also serve the learning needs of schools, local and national, history buffs and the community and nation at large.

The Black Heritage Society, Inc. was organized in the Winter of 2000 to create a new economic development catalyst for Kinston, Lenoir County and eastern North Carolina through development of a new state-of-the art Cultural Heritage Museum on South Queen Street in Kinston, NC. This heritage tourism project will pay tribute to the more than 200,000 Black soldiers and their 7,000 white officers who fought with the Union forces in the American Civil War, with emphasis on the U.S.Colored Troops from North Carolina; it will pay tribute to Black military veterans from all wars; Carl Long and the Negro Baseball League players; local heroes, Africa and Black History in general.

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