New Bern Honors First Native-Born Governor Richard Dobbs Spaight

In commemoration of his birthday, and many contributions to the formation of the State of North Carolina and the United States, Richard Dobbs Spaight will be honored Friday, March 25, with a proclamation declaring March 25, 2016 Richard Dobbs Spaight Day in New Bern, NC. City of New Bern Mayor Dana...
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Tryon Palace Offers Four Behind-the-Scenes Tours in March

Tryon Palace will offer four behind-the-scenes tours in March at the costume shop and through the gardens. All tours will begin at 2p.m. from the Waystation, located on the corner of Pollock and George streets. Tryon Palace's first and third behind-the-scenes tours of the month will take place in...
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‘Passion for the Palace’ Honors Preservationist Minnette Chapman Duffy

Brook’s biography of early Tryon Palace Restoration champion to be released Oct. 30 The Tryon Palace Commission will release a biography of one of its charter members, Minnette Chapman Duffy (1882-1951), on Friday, Oct. 30. The book, “Passion for the Palace: Minnette Chapman Duffy, Her Life and...
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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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Become Part of Jonkonnu at Tryon Palace this Summer

Free workshops held Tuesdays starting June 23 Tryon Palace’s Jonkonnu interpretive performance group will hold free workshops for those interested in joining the troupe in the Waystation Auditorium on Tuesdays, from 1-3 p.m., June 23 to Aug. 11. A celebratory fusion of music and dancing, the 19th-...
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An Earnest Cleaning

This May, Tryon Palace volunteer Sue Gurley spent many hours restoring two ornamental terra cotta urns in the Latham Memorial Garden near the gateway to the Hawks Allée. The urns were made in the London Borough of Lambeth, by Doulton & Co., and are estimated to date to the mid to late 19th...
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Tryon Palace Launches New Book with Lecture, Exhibit on Palace History

‘Building a Legacy’ to be held Sunday, April 26 at the N.C. History Center Join Tryon Palace Research Historian Siobhan Fitzpatrick as she explores the history of Tryon Palace, North Carolina’s first permanent capitol during “Building a Legacy,” a free lecture held in conjunction with the release...
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Special Exhibit Celebrates Reconstruction of Tryon Palace

'Rebuilding Tryon Palace’ opens in North Carolina History Center April 5 Tryon Palace will celebrate the history of its 20th-century reconstruction with “Rebuilding Tryon Palace,” a free exhibit opening in the Duffy Exhibition Gallery this Sunday, April 5. Rebuilding Tryon Palace explores the...
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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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