The Capitol is the second building on this site. In 1792, Raleigh was established as North Carolina's permanent seat of government. A simple, two-story brick State House was built on Union Square between 1792 and 1796. The Capitol housed all of North Carolina's state government until 1888. The Supreme Court and State Library moved into a separate building in 1888, and the General Assembly moved into the State Legislative Building in 1963. Today the governor and lieutenant governor, and their immediate staff, occupy offices on the first floor of the Capitol.State Capitol
Field Trip!You all are going on a field trip soon so we are going to learn about a few of the buildings you will visit on your trip to Raleigh. For those of you not going, this is your chance to experience a virtual field trip so you dont miss out on all that much.
The first official residence built for North Carolina's governor was in New Bern. Completed in 1770 as a home for royal governor William Tryon, and serving as the official seat of government, the structure was built largely with money accrued through taxation of the colony. The turmoil of the Revolutionary War - along with mounting demands for a more geographically centered location - prompted the General Assembly to move the capital from coastal New Bern in 1778. Governor Pat McCrory is the twenty-ninth governor to live in the Mansion. He is the sixty-ninth person to hold this office in North Carolina since the end of the American Revolution.NC Executive Mansion
The North Carolina General Assembly met in the State Capitol from 1840 until the State Legislative Building was completed in January 1963. The home of the North Carolina General Assembly is unique in that it is devoted solely to the legislative branch of the state government. The Legislative Building contains facilities necessary for the efficient functioning of the General Assembly. The building includes not only Senate and House Chambers, but also committee rooms, offices for members, and space for clerical personnel. Throughout, provisions are made for easy access and observation of legislative procedures by the interested visitor.NC Legislative Building
The past of the North Carolina Museum of History and the past of all North Carolinians are linked together. Through change, challenge, and advancement, we all work toward improvement. We are a people museumbuilt by people, operated by people, filled with objects that represent and tell the stories of people. We are alive with the past.https://www.youtube.com/user/outreachmoh1
NC Museum of History
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