Discover Your Governors at the North Carolina Museum of History

The North Carolina Museum of History continually finds creative ways to educate and entertain its visitors and the addition of the new Governor’s Exhibit is no different. On October 22, the museum will unveil its newest offering highlighting the history of our governors from 1776 to present day. The goal of the Discover Your Governors exhibit is to introduce children (and all museum visitors) to North Carolina’s highest office — past and present.

This is the first time the Museum of History has aimed a gubernatorial exhibit toward elementary students, and we’re excited about engaging children and helping them learn about civics and history,” said RaeLana Poteat, Curator of Political and Social History.

The exhibit will feature kid-friendly graphics, interactive stations where students can experience hands-on learning, as well as historic items such as inauguration dresses and photographs. “We enjoyed collaborating with students from Raleigh’s A. B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary for one of the exhibit’s video interactives. The children asked great questions about what it is like to be governor, and the video features answers from several former North Carolina governors. There’s nothing like hearing answers straight from the source,” said Poteat.

Over the course of our state’s history sixty-eight people have served as governor of North Carolina, the exhibit will span that period of time and tell the story in documentation and artifacts — from the Lords Proprietors writings to a wood carving of Governor McCrory’s beloved “First Dog” Moe.

The exhibit runs from October 22, 2016 - August 6, 2017, admission is free and information featured within is available in English and Spanish.

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