Adrienne Nirde

Adrienne Nirdé

Director, NC African American Heritage Commission

Adrienne Nirdé holds a master’s degree in museum studies from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis as well as bachelor’s degrees in history and anthropology from Indiana University and a certificate in diversity, equity, and inclusion from Cornell University. She has served as the N.C. African American Heritage Commission associate director since 2020, and previously worked at the department’s President James K. Polk State Historic Site. She has spent nearly 10 years working in museums and cultural institutions.