Capt. Ratty’s Restaurant to Host Wine Tasting Benefit for Tryon Palace

‘Leave Your Mark’ fundraising event will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17

NEW BERN, NC — June 17, 2014

Captain Ratty’s Seafood and Steakhouse will host “Leave Your Mark,” a wine tasting fundraiser for Tryon Palace, on Tuesday, June 17. Held from 5-8 p.m. in the upstairs dining rooms of Captain Ratty’s, this event will include several wine distributors, each offering a selection of their exceptional wines, and an array of tasty hors d’oeuvres.

Tickets to the fundraiser are $40 per person and all proceeds will be used to support Tryon Palace. Payment by cash or check at the door is preferred and space is limited. To reserve tickets by phone, call 252-639-3519.

This event is presented in partnership with the Tryon Palace Foundation, the historic site’s non-profit citizen support group. Through donations and special events, the Tryon Palace Foundation is able to support Tryon Palace’s educational mission and daily operations. 

Those who are unable to attend the wine tasting, but still wish to make a donation, are encouraged to stop by Captain Ratty’s, located in historic downtown New Bern at 202 Middle St., with cash or a check (made out to Tryon Palace).

For more information about “Leave Your Mark,” call 252-639-3519 or visit

Tryon Palace Media Contact
Craig Ramey
Marketing and Communications, Manager
Phone: (252) 639-3511

About Tryon Palace
Tryon Palace, located in New Bern, NC, is part of the Office of Archives and History, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Tryon Palace is one of North Carolina’s most significant historic sites. It is the home of the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina’s first colonial and first state capitol, and includes historic buildings, gardens and the North Carolina History Center, which revolutionizes the visitor experience through use of the latest interactive  technology. The History Center includes galleries, a performance hall, the museum store and a waterfront café. Tryon Palace’s mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement in 1710, the development of statehood and into the mid-twentieth century. It is dedicated to collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.
Tickets and visitor information are available at Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St., New Bern. For directions and further information about special events, programs or group tours, employment and more, visit our web site: or phone (800) 767-1560 or (252) 639-3500.
About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of State Archives, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.

NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit