Discover Your Governors

October 22, 2016-Aug. 6, 2017

Filled with kid-friendly graphics, hands-on interactives, artifacts and photographs, this exhibit introduces children (and other museum visitors) to the office of governor of North Carolina. Discover what the state’s leader does, and explore more than 200 years of gubernatorial history. The exhibit also has videos of students from A.B. Combs Leadership Elementary School in Raleigh and their questions about what it’s like to be governor.

Learn about many changes that have taken place since colonial days, such as who can become governor and how he or she is elected. Sixty-eight governors have served North Carolina, and dozens more presided over the colony before statehood. 

The inaugural gown of First Lady Kristin Cooper and inaugural tuxedo of Governor Roy Cooper is featured in the exhibit.