Throughout June Tryon Palace visitors can tour behind the scenes of the Tryon Palace Costume Shop, Conservation Lab, and through the the museum technology that operates the interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center. All tours begin at 2 p.m. The museum technology tour begins at the North Carolina History Center ticket desk, while all other tours begin at the Waystation, located on the corner of George and Pollock streets.
Located inside the historic Jones House, tours in the Tryon Palace Costume Shop will be led by historic clothing interpreter, Leslie Lambrecht, June 6 and 27. Visitors can learn about historical clothing research techniques, the fabrics used for Palace costumes, how Lambrecht costumes for the different eras at Tryon Palace and much more.
Tryon Palace Conservation Specialist Richard Baker will lead a tour of the Conservation Lab on June 13. 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 house museums like a circa 1760 English Rococo-style looking glass with gilded frame that is currently in the lab. Visitors can observe the techniques and tools used by the conservation staff and learn techniques they can use to care for their own items at home.
The museum technology Behind the Scenes tour will take visitors inside the technology that operates the interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center Tuesday, June 20. Get an in-depth look into making history come alive and learn how Tryon Palace combines modern technology with meeting educational goals inside the Pepsi Family Center and Regional History Museum.
Admission is $6 plus tax for adults and $3 plus tax for youth grades 1-12. Space is limited on each tour.