Double the Lunch and Learns at Tryon Palace in March

Tryon Palace will host two Lunch and Learn programs in March that explore the life of Margret Wake Tryon on March 4 and popular museum myths on March 18. Held in the Cannon Gateway Gallery at the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern, Tryon Palace Lunch and Learns are an opportunity to pack a lunch and discover interesting facts about the people and cultures of New Bern. 

On Friday, March 4, Tryon Palace living history program coordinator Matt Arthur will explore the life of Margaret Wake Tryon. While Margret Wake Tryon is remembered as the wife of Royal Governor William Tryon, she was not the traditional 18th-century wife and mother. By the time of her death she had lived on three continents and inherited two substantial fortunes. 

During the Lunch and Learn set for Friday, March 18, Arthur will help dispel popular museum myths. Visitors will learn if people from the past really were shorter, how the toaster got its name and other stories behind our modern understanding of life in the past. 

All Lunch and Learn programs are held at the North Carolina History Center and begin at noon. 

Tickets are $6 per person and free for Tryon Palace Foundation members.