Second Lobby Restored Exhibition
Zhili Governor's Office was important in history as it held a strategic location for the capital city and its environs. During its 187 years operation, 74 governors served 99 terms here, all of whom were significant officials of the central court, including such famous figures as Fang Guancheng, Liu Yong, Rong Lu, Zeng Guofan (Tseng Kuo-fan), Li Hongzhang (Li Hung-chang) and Yuan Shikai. Among them, Li Hongzhang served for the longest term, as long as 25 years. These significant officials from the central court, from here, released orders to all parts of the province, which made the Office closely related to a lot of important events in the Qing Dynasty. Being the concentration and witness of history, the Governor-general’s Office has a lot historical stories to offer.