Lunch and Learn Series Explores the People, Culture of Tryon Palace

Lunch series kicks off in March at North Carolina History Center Tryon Palace invites visitors to learn about the characters and cultures that populated Tryon Palace and the surrounding areas of New Bern during a month-long “Lunch and Learn” series that begins Friday, March 6. This brownbag lunch...
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Spring Bridal Show Brings More Than 40 Wedding Pros to Tryon Palace

Anything, everything needed for wedding planning March 1 Find everything you need for your wedding in one place during the Eastern North Carolina Bridal Association’s 2015 Spring Bridal Show to be held from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, March 1. Held inside the North Carolina History Center in historic...
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Tryon Palace Makes ConventionSouth Magazine's Top Southern Sites

Palace historic sites and gardens named one of 22 top spots for social events Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens have been named one of the 22 Attractions in the South for Sizzling Social Events by the editors of ConventionSouth magazine. ConventionSouth, a national multimedia resource for...
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Sleepy Hollow features multiple Tryon Palace locations in finale

What if Benjamin Franklin lived in the Stanley House? What if the Dixon House was the residence of Ichabod and Katrina Crane? What if Tryon Palace itself was actually a colonial military stronghold? Well, in the season two finale of Fox's "Sleepy Hollow," they were. Scenes shot and filmed around...
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Take a Peek Behind-the-Scenes at Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace will offer behind-the-scenes tours every Tuesday at 2 p.m., beginning March 3. Alternating weekly between the costume shop and historic gardens, each tour provides an inside perspective on the day-to-day inner workings of life at the palace. Tours of the costume shop will include...
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Lambe Brings Puppet Show "Our Country, Our State" to Tryon Palace

Pat Lambe, the professional storyteller known as Patti Cake, will host a storytelling puppet show in celebration of Black History Month Saturday, Feb. 28, at the North Carolina History Center. Appropriate for all ages, Patti Cake’s “Our Country, Our State” will tell stories of George Washington...
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February is Blooming

Although Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and an icy storm just dusted eastern North Carolina, there are still plenty of options to observe the flowing flora around Tryon Palace and surrounding historic grounds. The pink trees in the Carraway Garden are flowering apricot ( Prunus mume ). The lemony...
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NCDCR Names Umfleet as New Assistant Director of Tryon Palace

Lafargue set to retire in March, search for new director to begin soon after NEW BERN, NC – Feb. 13, 2015 The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has selected LeRae Umfleet as Tryon Palace’s new assistant director. Umfleet has served as the interim assistant director of Tryon Palace...
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‘Songs and Stories’ Features Jazz Greats, Smooth Sounds in Monthly Series

Free Program Brings Jazz History, Music to N.C. History Center Feb. 19 NEW BERN, NC – Feb. 19, 2015 Tryon Palace will host the free program “Songs and Stories: A Survey of Jazz Greats Mary Lou Williams and Dr. Billy Taylor, Jr.” at the North Carolina History Center Thursday, Feb. 19. Jazz and blues...
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Tryon Palace Hosts Carolina Chamber Music Festival’s 12th Season Finale

Classical, Original Works at the North Carolina History Center Feb. 21 NEW BERN, NC – Feb. 21, 2015 The Carolina Chamber Music Festival concludes its 12th season with a tour de force of colorful classics for strings at the North Carolina History Center. The event begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21...
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N.C. History Center to Host ‘Family Night at the Museum’ on Feb. 12

Costumed Interpreters, Children’s Crafts, Interactive Exhibits Offered 5-8 p.m. N EW BERN, NC – Feb. 12, 2015 Costumed interpreters, children’s crafts and interactive exhibits will highlight Tryon Palace’s “Family Night at the Museum” Thursday, Feb. 12. This after-hours experience invites families...
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Tryon Palace Offers Free Admission and Tours on ‘Free Day’

Free Access to Historic Grounds, Discounted Admission to NCHC Exhibits on Feb. 7 NEW BERN, NC – Feb. 7, 2015 Tryon Palace’s historic buildings, gardens, trade demonstrations and the Hugh Morton photography exhibit will be open to the public at no cost during “Free Day: Working 9 to 5.” Free Day...
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