Behind-the-Scenes Tours to Feature Tryon Palace Costume Shop, Conservation Lab, Museums

NEW BERN, NC – Dec. 5, 2017

Tryon Palace will host behind-the-scenes tours of the costume shop, Conservation Lab and museum technology throughout the month of December. All tours begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, with a different tour offered each week. 

A tour of the Tryon Palace costume shop will be led by historic clothing interpreter, Leslie Lambrecht on Dec. 5. Lambrecht will lead a tour of the historic Jones House with a brief description of the house and then through the Tryon Palace costume shop. Historical clothing research, sewing techniques used in the past and current projects for upcoming events will be discussed.

Tryon Palace Conservation Specialist Richard Baker will lead a tour of the Conservation Lab on Dec. 12. During the tour, Baker will discuss the conservation work completed on the artifacts on exhibit in the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina History Center and historic homes.

On Dec. 19, the museum technology tour will be led by Rob Jones, Tryon Palace Multi-Media Coordinator. Jones will take visitors on a tour inside the technology that operates the interactive exhibits at the North Carolina History Center. Visitors will get an in-depth look at how Tryon Palace combines modern technology with meeting educational goals inside the Pepsi Family Center and Regional History Museum.

There will not be a behind-the-scenes tour on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for youth. Space is limited on each tour. Costume shop and Conservation Lab tours begin at the Waystation, located on the corner of George and Pollock streets. Museum technology tours begin at the North Carolina History Center.