North Carolina


Several networks throughout North Carolina work to protect the state’s cultural resources. The Cultural Resources Emergency Support Team (CREST) coordinates preparedness and response across the state. The Triangle Area Cultural Resources Network (TACREN), formed following the 2009 AFR forum in Raleigh, operates in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill region. The Mountain Area Cultural Resources Network (MACREN) operates in the Asheville area. The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) provides resources throughout the state, including professional references for affected regions and preparedness workshops.



Lyn Triplett

Robert James


Cultural Resources Emergency Support Team
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) manages CREST to coordinate disaster preparedness and response initiatives throughout North Carolina. CREST is funded by a 21st Century Museum Professionals grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). For assistance contact LeRae Umfleet, 919-807-7289.


North Carolina Preservation Consortium
NCPC provides assistance to cultural institutions with referrals to consultants, organizations, and companies and recommendations for collections recovery. Workshops on writing disaster plans and salvage techniques are also available. Contact NCPC Executive Director Robert James, 919-412-2238.


Mountain Area Cultural Resources Emergency Network
MACREN provides disaster assistance to cultural institutions in the Asheville, North Carolina, region. For assistance contact Jeff Futch, 828-274-6789, or Frank Thomson, 828-253-3227 x112.


Triangle Area Cultural Resources Emergency Network
TACREN provides disaster assistance to cultural institutions in the Triangle regions of North Carolina: Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. For assistance contact Lyn Triplett, 919-807-7293.


Resources developed by TACREN

TACREN brochure


Raleigh Alliance for Response Kick-off Forum

October 23, 2009

North Carolina Museum of Art


Agenda (PDF)

Summary (PDF)

Planning Committee(PDF)

Participant List (PDF)


PowerPoint Presentations

The Cultural Treasures of the Triangle, Dr. Marty Matthews, North Carolina Historic Sites

The Power of Partnerships: National Alliance for Response, Jane Long, Heritage Preservation

Emergency Preparedness: Threat, Risk, Vulnerability, Joshua Creighton, Wake County Emergency Management

Incident Scene Management: Where do I fit in?, Chief John McGrath, Raleigh Fire Department

Disasters and Historic Preservation, April Cummings, FEMA Region IV

Cultural Institution Disaster Team Roles, Martha Battle Jackson, North Carolina Historic Sites

Health and Safety Following a Disaster, Bill Gentry, UNC School of Public Health

Training and Mock Disasters, Elaine Wathen, North Carolina Emergency Management

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Protective Security Advisor (PSA), North Carolina District, Darryl Aspey, Department of Homeland Security


PowerPoint presentations are not for publication.

Cultural Resources Emergency Support Team (CREST) to Serve NC

October 30, 2013

With the help of an IMLS grant, the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources and the Connecting to Collections project have developed workshops for staff […]

TACREN Holds ICS Training

April 25, 2011

On April 25, the Triangle Area Cultural Resources Emergency Network (TACREN) held free training for local cultural institutions on the Incident Command System. The Incident […]

TACREN News Release

October 13, 2010

TACREN’s mission, history, and steering committee members are noted in this North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) news release.

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