Discover Your Governors - October 22, 2016-August 6, 2017

North Carolina Museum of History

Discover Your Governors

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 Discover Your Governors exhibit 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.

Admission to this exhibit is free.

Educators have an extraordinary opportunity to expand the learning experiences of their students with the Discover Your Governors Discovery Tour . This tour requires advance registration. 

Discover Your Governors Discovery Tour
Grades 3–8, one hour, maximum 35 students, docent led.
Offered October 25–May on weekdays.
Fee: $30 per class

Have North Carolina's governors always had access to social media and computers to link them with citizens across the state? This tour will focus on our state's governors from the18th through the 21st centuries. Students will examine how governors were elected, and learn how changing technologies have influenced communication with our state's leaders.

Discover Your Governors Discovery Tour meets the following NC Essential Standards:

Grades 3–8 Social Studies: 3.H.2.1, 4.H.1.3, 4.G.1.1, 4.G.1.4; 8.H.1.2, 8.H.1.3, 8.H.2.1, 8.H.3.2, 8.H.3.4, 8.C&G.1.4

Discovery Tours require a fee of $30 per class. A confirmation and invoice will be e-mailed to you within five days of scheduling your tour. Mail or deliver your check, money order, or purchase order, payable to NCMOH Education Programs, to Discovery Tours, North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601-1011. Payment must be received at least one week before the Discovery Tour, or the tour may be canceled. The museum will grant refunds only when a cancellation is received at least two weeks before the tour. For more information, please contact Susan Horton at 919-807-7982 or to book a tour, please contact the Capital Area Visitors Center at 919-807-7950.


  • North Carolina Museum of History
  • 5 E. Edenton St
  • Raleigh, NC 27601-1011


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