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Meet Your State Symbols at the North Carolina State Capitol June 17


Did you know the state tree is the pine? How about that the state sport is stock car racing? Come out to learn these facts and more - meet your North Carolina state symbols at the symbol for our state, the North Carolina State Capitol! Join the Capitol for a day of free, family fun on Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Various organizations representing state symbols will assemble on the Capitol’s east grounds, giving visitors the chance to learn about our symbols and how they affect our environment and cultures through a variety of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) related activities. Did you know our state bird is the cardinal? Or that the state drink is milk? How about the state insect – did you know it’s the western honey bee?

There will be representatives for these symbols and more; and in some cases, the actual symbols themselves. Want to meet our state reptile? Join the N.C. Herpetological Society and say hello to an eastern box turtle! Join us at 11 a.m. for a chance to learn our state folk dance – clogging, courtesy of a local dance school!

The building will also be open for guided and self-guided tours. Come on out to meet your state symbols!

Please call (919) 733-4994 for more information.

The State Capitol’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history, architecture, and function of the 1840 building and Union Square. It is within the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and located at One Edenton Street, Raleigh. For additional information please call, or visit

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