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June 1770 - As Royal Governor Tryon, his family and servants settled into the new completed government house in New Bern, North Carolina, there are whispers of rebellion in the colony. Many opposed the building of the new "Palace" and the taxes that went with it.
Jamie and Claire Fraser's version of the events leading to the uprisings during 1770-1771 have been presented, and in The Spark of the Rebellion - 250th Anniversary Tour, Tryon Palace will present the Crown's side of the story. The royal perspective of the actions of the Citizens of North Carolina and the Thirteen Colonies taken from Governor William Tryon's own words.
Discover the facts versus the fictions of the North Carolina Regulator Movement. Did all in government agree with Governor Tryon's actions? Were there others reading carefully between lines of the Royal Governor and the Regulators, as James Fraser did? More importantly, should it come to choosing sides, are you a Loyalist, or would you choose to redefine what it means to be a Patriot in America?
Gathering, greeting & Introduction: 9:15 am
Tour begins: 9:30 am