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Annual Oyster Roast

  • NC State Capitol 1 East Edenton Street Raleigh, NC, 27601 United States (map)

The State Capitol Foundation invites you to participate in their Annual Oyster Roast on October 6th from 7-11pm on the grounds of the State Capitol. Proceeds from this event, which will include oysters and shrimp, side dishes, beer and wine as well as music by The Embers, will benefit the ongoing education and preservation programs at the Capitol. Your support enables the foundation to offer children's history programs, concerts, and lectures as well as the docent program to the public at no charge.

The foundation also funds many of the restoration projects at the Capitol, the funding for which is often inadequate. Some of the capitol's signature events, which are always well attended and are becoming Triangle traditions, are the annual 4th of July celebration, the Christmas tree lighting and the Memorial Day celebration.

The Capitol's history, stories and magnificent architecture (it is one of the finest and best preserved examples of the Greek Revival style of architecture in the U.S.) are truly North Carolina treasures. In spite of the fact that over 100,000 people, many of them from all over the world, visited the Capitol last year, there are people here in the Triangle area as well, as all over the state, who have never seen the Capitol. We who serve on the board are always appreciative to those who can help us get the word out about this amazing building and the dedicated efforts of so many people who have worked over the years to preserve and cherish this monument to North Carolina history.