New George Washington Exhibit Opens in North Carolina History Center

Panel exhibit located inside Mattocks Hall through May 17 “The Many Faces of George Washington,” a national traveling exhibition that examines the multi-dimensional, real-life man behind the myth of the first U.S. president, has opened at the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern...
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It's Spring and the Bees are Buzzing

Our two packages of bees settled in and went straight to work in late March. Located on the northeast wall behind the greenhouse and nursery yard, the hives are buzzing. The girls (the workers) are bringing in pollen and beginning to build up the brood comb. The bees have a lot to eat here and don’...
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Annual East Carolina Pottery Festival comes to Tryon Palace

The 7th Annual East Carolina Pottery Festival will be held on Saturday, April 11 inside the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern, North Carolina. Over 50 local potters will gather at the North Carolina History Center to exhibit and sell their pottery, as well as, demonstrate throwing...
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Tryon Palace Reopens Blacksmith Shop, Adds Living History Demonstrations

Colonial tradition returns in March; Shop open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays NEW BERN, NC – March 19, 2015 One of Tryon Palace’s most popular attractions, the blacksmith shop, has reopened to the public after being closed for more than three years. Visitors can now hear and experience living history...
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Discover the History of Tryon Palace in New Book

Telling a story in pictures is Tryon Palace, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series. The book by the Tryon Palace Commission is set to release on April 13, 2015. The book boasts over 200 vintage images, many of which have never been published, and showcases...
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‘Mamas Got the Blues’ Offers Live Music, Film Experience at Tryon Palace

African American Lecture Series showcases female blues and jazz greats March 19 The works of female jazz and blues icons will come together March 19 during “Mama’s Got the Blues,” a free multimedia production by blues guitarist and singer songwriter Ruth Wyand, and filmmaker Jean Antolini. Held as...
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Tryon Palace Gardens Mid March Madness

Spring — look quick or you might miss it! New leaves and flowers are budding on trees and shrubs. Frogs and turtles have returned to their ponds. Honey bees are happy with more variety. The egg laying machine, the Queen, is in high gear and the girls, the workers, are bringing in orange, red and...
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K-12 Student Art Returns to Tryon Palace Showcasing Local Talent

Free exhibit showing in Duffy Exhibition Gallery through March 24 Artwork by students from area schools is currently featured in the annual K-12 Student Art Show, presented by the Craven County Schools visual arts educators and held in the North Carolina History Center’s Duffy Exhibition Gallery...
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Total Visitation at Tryon Palace Grows by 25 Percent in 2014

Carolina Publishing names Palace to top-20 list for most visited historic sites Tryon Palace finished 2014 with a 25-percent increase in total visitation over the previous year, and moved into the top 20 list of North Carolina’s most visited historic attractions. The 11th annual list was announced...
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The Blooms of March

After all the ice and snow of the past couple weeks, just think spring. With warmer days ahead the honey bees will begin venturing out for cleansing flights and looking for a snack. Look for them in the lawn areas on the Henbit ( Lamium amplexicaule ), which has lavender blooms, and the Dandelion...
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