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

NEW BERN, NC – Jan. 2, 2018


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

Tours of the Tryon Palace costume shop will be led by historic clothing interpreter, Leslie Lambrecht on Jan. 2 and 23. 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.

On Jan. 9 and 16, the museum technology tours 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.

Tryon Palace Conservation Specialist Richard Baker will lead a tour of the Conservation Lab on Jan. 30. 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.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for youth. Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.

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, located at 529 S. Front St.