Cultural Institutions Search

For nearly a decade, the North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online (ECHO) project has been a leader in the promotion of North Carolina's cultural heritage collections. It has fostered collaboration and provided education and training opportunities in digitization and collections building and both traditional and digital formats.

Browse the institutional directory begun by the NC ECHO project below. NC Connecting to Collections provides ongoing management and updates to the directory. Today, NC ECHO provides a federated search across the digital collections at a variety of cultural heritage institutions around North Carolina. It is available at

Click on a county to begin.