May 3

Try-Yarn at the Palace | Fiber: Past, Present, and Future

calendar icon May 03, 2024 – May 04, 2024
clock icon 10 AM – 4 PM
pin icon Commission House

Explore fibers from the past, present, and future at Tryon Palace. We will demonstrate the historical process of spinning and weaving, and show how raw, natural materials are made into a completed woven product. Various textile fabrics through the ages will be on display, as well as textile tools, wool samples and preps, and samples of 18th century clothing. This program is presented in collaboration with the Seacoast Spinners and Weavers Guild.

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May 11

You’re Not From Around Here: Gardening With Native & Exotic Plants

calendar icon May 11, 2024
clock icon 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
pin icon Cullman Hall

Our May garden lecture series, Saturday, May 11th, features Bryce Lane presenting “You’re Not From Around Here: Gardening With Native & Exotic Plants.” There is a lot of conflicting information about using “native” plants in the home landscape. Did you know that there are at least 6 different definitions for the term, native plant? Which one is correct? What is the difference between a native, non-native, exotic, and a naturalized plant! Why is it important to know the differences? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using each kind in our landscapes? What should gardeners be choosing and using in their landscapes? This talk answers all these questions and more!

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May 11

18th Century Apothecary Workshop – Become an Apothecary Apprentice with Dr. Charles Brett

calendar icon May 11, 2024
clock icon 10:30 a.m. – Noon & 2 – 3:30 p.m.
pin icon Wainwright Room, NC History Center

Outlander fans!  Embrace your inner Clair Fraser and become an apothecary apprentice for the day.  Join Dr. Charles Brett, Apothecary-Surgeon, as an 18th c. apprentice.  Learn to identify local and imported ingredients for medicinal recipes, and their uses in treating ailments and diseases, and compound your own medicinal recipe to take home. Ticket required.  

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May 18

18th Century Time Travelers’ Tour

calendar icon May 18, 2024
clock icon 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
pin icon Historic Site

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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