Descendants of Gertrude Sprague Carraway Visit Tryon Palace

The descendants of Gertrude Sprague Carraway view special collection items that belonged to Carraway.
The descendants of Gertrude Sprague Carraway view special collection items that belonged to Carraway.
Tryon Palace collections staff show Carraway's scrapbook to her descendants.
Tryon Palace collections staff show Carraway's scrapbook to her descendants.
The Carraway descendants admire the Governor's Palace Council Chamber.
The Carraway descendants admire the Governor's Palace Council Chamber.
The Carraway descendants stop in the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office.
The Carraway descendants stop in the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office.
A historical interpreter demonstrates thread spinning for the descendants of Gertrude Sprague Carraway.
A historical interpreter demonstrates thread spinning for the descendants of Gertrude Sprague Carraway.
On a visit to Tryon Palace Monday, July 27, a group of around 12 descendants of Gertrude Sprague Carraway found evidence of Carraway’s tireless work around every corner. Traveling from California, Ohio and Charlotte, the group was in awe of the place their ancestor had such an...
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Tots Invited to Explore Tryon Palace Kitchen Garden

Children to learn about 18th century gardening Aug. 8 Children ages 3-5 can explore the lush Tryon Palace Kitchen Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, to discover how the royal governor’s food was grown in the 18th century and plant a seed of their own to bring home. Tryon’s Tots is designed for...
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Hot Dog in the Wheel

The 1853 image of a turnspit dog is from the Rev. John G. Wood’s "Illustrated Natural History (Mammalia)."
The 1853 image of a turnspit dog is from the Rev. John G. Wood’s "Illustrated Natural History (Mammalia)."
Mechanized devices like the clock jack in the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office took the place of turnspit dogs.
Mechanized devices like the clock jack in the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office took the place of turnspit dogs.
The Tryon Palace Kitchen Office.
The Tryon Palace Kitchen Office.
Did you know? As early as the 17th century and as late as the 19th century, s ome people used a specific dog breed to turn roasting meat in kitchens like those here at Tryon Palace. The British developed a breed, called a turnspit, which was a terrier akin to a large dachshund — long...
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Tuscarora World and New Bern Portrayed in Map Exhibit

New exhibit opens at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center July 24 “The Tuscarora World and New Bern in Maps: 1590-1800,” a new free exhibit of approximately 15 rare maps, will open at the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern Friday, July 24, through Wednesday, Sept. 16...
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Discover the History of the U.S. Life-Saving Service

Outer Banks historian continues WWI lecture series at NC History Center July 18 Outer Banks historian, author and public speaker James Charlet will give a free lecture about the forgotten heroes of the United States Life-Saving Service at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center from 1-2 p.m.,...
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Learn about Francisco de Miranda over Lunch at Tryon Palace

July Lunch and Learn to be held July 17 at N.C. History Center Francisco de Miranda, the Spanish explorer and father of Venezuelan independence, will be the subject of Tryon Palace’s July Lunch and Learn lecture held at noon Friday, July 17, at the North Carolina History Center. Miranda developed...
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The Best of Semple

Langston Hughes’ iconic character comes alive July 16 in downtown New Bern Langston Hughes’ iconic character Jesse B. Semple will come to life on stage at the North Carolina History Center Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m. for “The Best of Semple.” Actor and journalist Thomasi McDonald will become Jesse...
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Mid-Summer Blooms of July

Look for a bounty of apples, pears, figs, grapes in the Tryon Palace Kitchen Garden as well as other gardens around the grounds. It may appear we have plenty of fruit, but once the squirrels take their share we only get a taste. We will be installing new apple trees to espalier in the Kitchen...
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World War I Takes Over Tryon Palace with Artifacts, Collections, Exhibit

Two-day event for WWI Weekend set for July 17-18 World War I Weekend will be held at Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 17-18, in downtown New Bern. This first-time event invites visitors to discover the stories and images of World War I through artifacts...
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Explore the Tryon Palace Costume Shop with Tryon’s Explorers

Children invited to learn about Palace fashions Saturday, July 11 The Tryon’s Explorers program invites children ages 6-10 to the Tryon Palace costume shop to learn about the clothing and fashions of the 18th century. The program will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11. Children will learn about...
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