What We Do

Tryon Palace’ Collection staff is responsible for the acquisition, display, care and storage of our historical objects. It is interesting to note that only 60-70 % of Tryon Palace’s entire collection is currently on display.  The rest is cared for behind the scenes by the Collections staff.

The Curator is responsible for all documents, artifacts and books that support and enhance our public education efforts and for the interpretive programs of the site and for planning, organizing, and conducting research on topics relating to collection development and presentation. In addition to the Collections Curator is the Registrar, the Librarian/Archivist, and the Research Historian. Together, they are also responsible for providing the historical, architectural, and archaeological research that supports Tryon Palace and the North Carolina’s History Center’s interpretation and exhibits, as well as public outreach in the form of symposia, lectures, workshops, and publications.