Tryon Palace’s October Lunch and Learn to Highlight History of Costumes

NEW BERN, NC – Oct. 20, 2017 The tradition of costumes and masquerades throughout the 18 th and 19 th centuries will be the topic of Tryon Palace’s next installment during its monthly Lunch and Learn series. “A History of Costumes” will be held Friday, Oct. 20, at noon in the North Carolina History...
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Children Invited to Trick or Treat with Ghosts, Ghouls at Tryon Palace

NEW BERN, NC – Oct. 28, 2017 Ghouls, ghosts and witches are taking over Tryon Palace Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during All Hallows’ Eve. Designed for ages 12 and younger, the brave children who attend All Hallows’ Eve will receive candy and toys by trick-or-treating with different...
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Tryon Palace to Present “Spooky and Scary Stories from North Carolina”

NEW BERN, NC – Oct. 19, 2017 Tryon Palace will host a Halloween-themed storytelling performance on Thursday, Oct. 19. Terry Collins, a North Carolina native, will be giving two one-hour performances, “Spooky Stories from North Carolina” and “Scary Stories from North Carolina.” Collins is a...
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Tryon Palace Honors Local Physician Dr. Barnwell

NEW BERN, NC – Oct. 11, 2017 Tryon Palace will hold a presentation honoring longtime New Bern physician, Dr. Sydney Barnwell, at the North Carolina History Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. Dr. Barnwell will be recognized for his lifelong efforts toward improving healthcare in eastern North...
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Tryon Palace Holds African American Heritage Tour of 20 Historic Locations

NEW BERN, NC – Oct. 15, 2017 Tryon Palace's African American Heritage Tour will lead visitors on a walking tour to more than 20 historic locations around the heart of downtown New Bern at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. “These tours are very important to visitors because they need to know what has taken...
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Tryon Palace Gardens Open Free During MumFest Weekend

NEW BERN, NC – October 13, 2017 Tryon Palace gardens will be open for free during MumFest weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 13-15 in historic downtown New Bern. Hundreds of mums and a variety of fall blooming plants will be on display throughout the 16 acres of gardens of Tryon Palace during...
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Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament Returns to Tryon Palace

NEW BERN, NC – Sept.29, 2017 Cornhole players are invited to register for the Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament presented by the Home Builders Association of Craven and Pamlico Counties. The Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 29, on the Tryon Palace South...
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Spalding to Examine Food in the U.S. Navy During the Civil War

NEW BERN, NC – Sept. 22, 2017 Tryon Palace will hold a lecture, concert and book signing by Simon Spalding regarding his book “Food at Sea” with an emphasis on food in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War. Author and performer Spalding will present a free lecture-concert in Cullman Performance Hall...
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Tryon Palace Explores Fall Blooms in Monthly Garden Series

NEW BERN, NC - Sept. 16, 2017 Tryon Palace and Craven County Agricultural Center will co-host "Heritage Plants of ENC & Trade Specials," a free garden lecture in the Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The September garden series lecture...
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Tryon Palace Reenacts Stanly-Spaight Duel

NEW BERN, NC - Sept. 2, 2017 The scene of the last legal duel in North Carolina will be reenacted at the New Bern Academy Museum, Saturday, Sept. 2, at 4 p.m. More than two centuries ago, on Sept. 5, 1802, political foes John Stanly, Jr. and Richard Dobbs Spaight brought their dispute to a dramatic...
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‘Palace Pours: Oktoberfest’ Offers After-Hours Look at History

NEW BERN, NC – September 13, 2017 Tryon Palace will mix history with craft beers during “Palace Pours: Oktoberfest” Wednesday, Sept. 13. The event will be held at the Commission House at 5:30 p.m. The September Palace Pours will feature a lecture on Oktoberfest and its beginnings in Germany. While...
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‘Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout’ Returns to Tryon Palace

NEW BERN, NC - Sept. 16, 2017 Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout returns to Tryon Palace, Sept. 16-17. This family-oriented camping event will be held on the Tryon Palace South Lawn as a fundraising event for the Tryon Palace Foundation. At Lanterns on the Lawn, campers will spend the night on...
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Tryon Palace’s September Lunch and Learn to Highlight Colonial Cooking

NEW BERN, NC – Sept. 15, 2017 The history of cooking guides in the colonial period will be the focus of Tryon Palace’s next installment during its monthly Lunch and Learn series. “From Receipt Book to Cookbook” will be held Friday, Sept. 15, at noon in the North Carolina History Center. “In the...
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Tryon Palace Celebrates Educators with Teacher Appreciation Day

NEW BERN, NC – Sept. 9, 2017 In appreciation of all educators, Tryon Palace will offer free admission for teachers on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Teachers will receive a complimentary One Day Pass that includes access to the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina History Center, 16 acres of gardens...
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Student Volunteers Blog

Student volunteers at Tryon Palace have an opportunity to explore their passions and skills before pursuing higher education and entering the workforce. We encourage our new student volunteers to learn about the history surrounding Tryon Palace. Our new students begin their journey with "Touch and...
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Tryon Palace to Offer a Second Viewing of “Wilmington on Fire”

NEW BERN, NC - August 24, 2017 Christopher Everett's film "Wilmington on Fire" will be presented for a second time at the North Carolina History Center on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. "Wilmington on Fire" is an 89-minute feature length documentary on the 1898 Wilmington Massacre in Wilmington. The film shows...
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Tryon Palace to Host Revolutionary War Day

NEW BERN, NC – August 19, 2017 Revolutionary War Day will commence on Saturday, August 19 on the Tryon Palace grounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Revolutionary War Day at Tryon Palace will include stories of New Bern’s Revolutionary War patriots, militia muster day culture, soldier games, civilian...
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