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Apr 20

Weaving: Discussion and Demonstration with Steve Baker, Seacoast Spinners & Weavers Guild

calendar icon Apr 20, 2024
clock icon 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
pin icon NC History Center

Steve Baker, a weaving member of the Seacoast Spinners & Weavers Guild, will discuss and demonstrate his work at the North Carolina History Center. Various types of fibers, textiles, and hand-worked looms (including a large floor loom) will be in use throughout the day. Join us to learn more about the making of cloth for both fashion and home décor, much as it would have been done in the 18th century.
This event is free to the public.

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Apr 20

18th Century Time Travelers’ Tour

calendar icon Apr 20, 2024
clock icon 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
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Join Tryon Palace interpreters for an adventure back to the 18th century. Meet with Governor Tryon’s cook in the Kitchen Office and learn about 18th-century cuisine.  A local Apothecary or Surgeon will discuss remedies of the time to ward off illness and some of the instruments used for surgery. Details of the latest fashion trends will help you travel to the past successfully. Learn the facts versus fiction as presented in Bridgerton, Outlander, Poldark and our American Revolutionary period. Tour includes access to the18th century Stable Office, militia encampment, and the Palace Gardens.

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Apr 20

Outlander in the Palace Tour

calendar icon Apr 20, 2024
clock icon 4:30 p.m.
pin icon Palace Interior

Join historic interpreters and step into Tryon Palace to learn the facts versus fiction of Diana Gabaldon’s award-winning Outlander series. The tour explores the lives of the fictional Fraser family, their friends, and their interactions with true historic figures of the Colony of North Carolina through the tumultuous period of the American Revolution. This tour covers books 4 – 8 and the Starz Outlander production seasons 4 – 7.  Tour includes access to the 18th century Stable Office, militia encampment, and the Palace Gardens.

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