Search the Collections

The Museum of the Albemarle’s collection of artifacts is part of the larger collection of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources collection database contains artifacts from the state’s twenty-seven historic sites, the Executive Mansion, and Tryon Palace, as well as the Museum of History in Raleigh and its three branch museums and three maritime museums. To start your search, enter a term in the box. Because of the age of the database and changes of entering information over the years, consider the following when entering terms:

  • To search specific terms or phrases, enter the words in quotation marks.
  • Searching plural words may yield different results than searching singular words.
  • For additional instructions and samples, see the “How to Use This Site” page of the collections holding website.


About the collections database

The collections database website and the artifact records it provides for public use are a continuing work in progress. We acknowledge that errors and inaccuracies and unintentional omissions exist. We also realize that artifact descriptions reflect the tenor and the language of the time in which they were written. Records will be added and corrected as time and research permit. We welcome your comments and suggestions.