History To-Go: North Carolina Symbols

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North Carolina's symbols reflect the history, culture, heritage, and wildlife of the state. They can be broad, like the official state colors (red and blue) or really specific, like the official state salamander (marbled salamander). New symbols are created through bills in the North Carolina General Assembly that are signed into law by the governor. The first symbol, the state flag, was adopted in 1885 by the North Carolina General Assembly, but as recently as 2015 state representatives considered adding new symbols to the list. Based on the recommendation of a group of 4th graders from Nash County, representatives during the 2015-2016 session presented a bill to designate the bobcat North Carolina's official state cat!

May's "History To-Go" box features North Carolina Symbols! You can come by the museum starting Tuesday May 3, 2022 to pick up a box (limit 2 per family). Limited supplies, so come early!  You can select the links below to access the box contents if you cannot get to the museum to pick yours up!

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Thanks to funding from the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex Foundation Inc, and the Arts Council of Fayetteville we are offering FREE "History To-Go", take home craft kits.