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“Meet Your State Symbols” Returns to the NC State Capitol

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Raleigh

Did you know the state tree is the pine? How about that the state sport is stock car racing? Multiple plants, animals, and arts have been made symbols of the state; come out to learn about these things and meet your North Carolina state symbols at the symbol for our state, the NC State Capitol! Join the Capitol for a day of free, family fun on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Organizations and individuals 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 activities. The event will also feature music and dancing! 

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? We will have representatives of these symbols and more; and in some cases, we’ll even have the actual symbols themselves! 

The building will also be open for guided and self-guided tours. Come on out to meet your state symbols! This is a rain or shine event. 

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 (919) 733-4994 or visit www.nchistoricsites.org/capitol.