Show Your Patriotism at Tryon Palace this Fourth of July

Special events planned around Palace and N.C. History Center

Tryon Palace will celebrate the anniversary of America’s birth with a wide range of special events and activities planned for The Glorious Fourth, Saturday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Events planned for the whole family include performances by the Tryon Palace Fife and Drum Corps, historical interpreters, games, crafts, exhibitions and a live reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Palace steps at 11 a.m. 
Fast-forward nearly 140 years into the future at the North Carolina History Center, where World War I will be brought to life by reenactors, artifacts, photos and crafts. Tryon Palace assistant director LeRae Umfleet will present a lecture at 1 p.m. on North Carolina’s contributions to the war effort on the battlefront and the home front. 
The free exhibit “North Carolina in the Great War” will also be open, featuring artifacts, uniforms, propaganda posters and a life-size model of a trench. 
Along with the special events, Tryon Palace gardens will be free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Fourth of July.