Jun 1
The New Bern Academy

New Bern Academy Exhibits

calendar icon Jun 01, 2024 – Dec 31, 2024
clock icon 12:30 – 4:30 PM
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The New Bern Academy is North Carolina’s first public school to be chartered by the NC General Assembly in 1764.  Today, it houses four exhibits for visitors to explore. Self-touring of this historic building built in 1809 is offered on most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 12:30 – 4:30 pm. Prior to your visit, please contact the Ticket Desk at the NC History Center at 252.639.3525 to confirm that the building is open.      

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Jul 25

Community Class Series: Carolina Before Tryon: Eastern North Carolina’s Indigenous Communities

calendar icon Jul 25, 2024
clock icon 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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Long before any European explorer set foot on what would become eastern North Carolina, Tuscarora, Secotan, Chowanoke, Aquascogoc, Neusiok, Dasamongueponke, Pamlico, Chesapeake, Roanoke, Weapemeoc, and many other Algonquin, Iroquoian and Siouan speaking peoples called eastern North Carolina home. Join Nancy Strickland Chavis to explore a pin in during a 1491 moment to learn about the Indigenous peoples who called eastern North Carolina home….

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Aug 17

Outlander in the Palace Tour

calendar icon Aug 17, 2024
clock icon 4:30 p.m.
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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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