‘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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NCDNCR Secretary Kluttz Announces Johnson will be New Tryon Palace Director

Media Consultant, Attorney, NC Native to Begin Oct. 30 NEW BERN, NC – October 16, 2015 Secretary Susan Kluttz of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources announced today that Lee Johnson has been chosen to serve as Tryon Palace’s new executive director. “I am thrilled that...
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Children Invited to Trick or Treat with Ghosts, Ghouls at Tryon Palace

Ghouls, ghosts and witches are taking over Tryon Palace Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during All Hallow’s Eve. Children ages 12 and under are invited to dress in Halloween costumes for free admission and trick-or-treating around Tryon Palace. All Hallow’s Eve gets children in the...
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Learn How Death was Treated in the 1700s During Palace’s Lunch & Learn

Bring a lunch to the North Carolina History Center for Oct. 16 lecture Tryon Palace’s Lunch and Learn lecture series will return to the North Carolina History Center Friday, Oct. 16, with “Greedy Worms Shall Eat My Bones.” The program begins at noon and attendees must bring their own lunch. Whether...
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Juice on the Neuse to Offer Wines, Beers from Around the World

Wine and beer festival benefitting Tryon Palace Foundation set for Oct. 17 Dozens of wines, craft beers from all over the world and tasty hors d’oeuvres will be served on New Bern’s picturesque waterfront during the Juice on the Neuse Wine and Craft Beer Tasting. This third annual event will be...
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Tryon Palace to Open Hay House Living History Experience

Experience 1835 life every Saturday beginning Oct. 10 Tryon Palace will add another living history experience for regular visitors with the opening of the historic Robert Hay House every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning Oct. 10. Located near the corner of Eden and Pollock streets, the Hay...
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Tryon Palace Offers Free Gardens Admission during Mumfest Weekend

Gardens open free Oct. 9-11, Fall Heritage Plant Sale held Oct. 9-10 The Tryon Palace gardens will be open for free during Mumfest weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 9-11. Hundreds of mums and a variety of fall blooming plants will be on display throughout the 16 acres of gardens. The Fall...
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Free Children’s Art Workshop Draws Inspiration from Palace Gardens

Fall art workshop invites children ages 5-12 to N.C. History Center on Oct. 10 Children ages 5-12 are invited to the North Carolina History Center for a Fall Art Workshop Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. This free workshop invites each participating child to create a decorative fall wreath...
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Tryon’s Tots Invited to Explore Nautical New Bern

Program for children ages 3-5 at the N.C. History Center set for Oct. 10 Children ages 3-5 are invited to the North Carolina History Center Saturday, Oct. 10, for Tryon’s Tots: Nautical New Bern. Preschoolers will explore the Stanly House, once home to John Wright Stanly, a powerful businessman...
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October Means Mums for Tryon Palace Gardens

Mums are here! Why do garden mums have names that sound like bad burlesque stage names? We have no idea, but it certainly helps to remember the ones you don’t want to see again next year (Never again will a Camille dance in a garden of mine). No Dazzling Stacy, Spicy Cheryl or Nutty Fiona for us...
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Kitchens of New Bern Tour Stops by Tryon Palace Kitchen Office

Annual Food Bank fundraiser set for Sept. 26 Tryon Palace’s Kitchen Office will be just one of the many stops found on the Kitchens of New Bern Tour this Saturday, Sept. 26. In addition to the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office, the Kitchens of New Bern tour includes homeowners who open their kitchens to...
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Tryon Palace Offers Family Fun, Free Admission for Teachers

Interactive crafts and activities, living history demonstrations on Sept. 19 Families, teachers and children of all ages are invited to enjoy Tryon Palace’s Fall Festival, held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Offered programs include interactive craft activities, blacksmith and cooking...
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‘Lunch and Learn’ to Uncover Mysteries of the Dixon Family

Tryon Palace monthly series continues at NC History Center Sept. 18 “A Visit with the Dixons” is a lunch and learn program that will explore the history of New Bern’s historic Dixon House (c.1830s) and the family who built it. The program will begin at noon, Sept. 18, in the North Carolina History...
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Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament Returns to Tryon Palace

Spend the day playing cornhole on the South Lawn Sept. 18 Tryon Palace invites cornhole players to register for the Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament presented by the Home Builders Association of Craven and Pamlico Counties. The tournament will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, on...
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Voices of the Harlem Renaissance Revisited at NC History Center

Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series continues Sept. 17 Voices from the gilded era of the Harlem Renaissance will resound at the North Carolina History Center Thursday, Sept. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m., for the Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series. Antuan Hawkins and Sharon Mervin will...
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Tryon Palace Hosts Author Linda Monk for Lecture and Book Signing

Constitutional scholar visits NC History Center Sept. 13 In honor of Constitution Week, award-winning author and scholar Linda R. Monk, J.D., will give a free lecture entitled, “We the Whole People: How North Carolina Saved the Constitution,” at the North Carolina History Center from 2-3 p.m. on...
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Children Invited to Explore Tryon Palace Kitchen Garden

Tryon’s Explorers to highlight 18th century gardening Saturday, Sept. 12 Tryon’s Explorers invites children ages 6-10 to explore the Tryon Palace Kitchen Garden, discover how the royal governor’s food was grown in the 18th century and plant a seed of their own to bring home. This program will begin...
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September Blooms of Tryon Palace

Flowering Vines Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sumpervirens), native, red and yellow Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) Hyacinth bean or lablab vine (Dolichos lablab), purple bloom, purple pods Morning Glory (Ipomoea tricolor), blue, magenta Sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora), white Trumpet vine...
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Kubrick’s ‘Paths of Glory’ Comes to North Carolina History Center

Tryon Palace to host screening of WWI film Sept. 12 Tryon Palace will host a screening of director Stanley Kubrick’s World War I masterpiece, “Paths of Glory,” as a finale to Tryon Palace’s WWI exhibit, North Carolina in the Great War, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12. Released in 1957, “Paths of...
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Tryon Palace Foundation one of 23 nonprofits awarded community grant

The Tryon Palace Foundation was one of 23 nonprofit organizations awarded a grant from the Craven County Community Foundation on Monday, Aug. 24, at the First Citizen’s Bank in New Bern. An affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, Craven County Community Foundation awarded a total of $...
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Stanly-Spaight Duel Reenactment Set for Labor Day Weekend

Duel, Fife and Drum Concert to be held on Tryon Palace South Lawn Saturday, Sept. 5 Tryon Palace’s South Lawn will echo with gunfire and drumrolls during a live reenactment of the Stanly-Spaight Duel , held Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 4 p.m. More than two centuries ago, on Sept. 5,...
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PechaKucha Night Brings Creative Ideas, Talks to Tryon Palace

Presentations begin at 7:20 p.m., Aug. 27 in Waystation Auditorium The creative exchange of ideas known as PechaKucha Night will return to New Bern for a second time on Aug. 27, at Tryon Palace’s Waystation Auditorium. The free program includes eight presenters who will discuss topics and ideas in...
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Davenport Recalls ‘First Over There’ in Lecture Hosted by Tryon Palace

Author presents lecture and book signing at N.C. History Center Aug. 29 Author Matthew Davenport will present a free lecture and book signing at the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, in support of his new book, “First Over There: The Attack on...
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Tickets to 35th annual Candlelight Celebration Now Available Online

Christmas Holiday tradition will return to Tryon Palace Dec 12 and 19 Discounted tickets to Tryon Palace’s 35th annual Candlelight Christmas Celebration are now available online. Tickets will increase to the full price on Dec. 1. This annual tradition returns to Tryon Palace on the Saturdays of Dec...
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Tryon Palace’s Final WWI Lecture will Explore Germany’s Defeat

WWI lecture series concludes at N.C. History Center August 22 Issues surrounding the fall of the Central Powers at the conclusion of World War I will be the subject of “The German Defeat,” a free lecture held Saturday, August 22, from 2-3 p.m. Held at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center,...
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