Teachers Admitted to Tryon Palace for Free on Saturday, Sept. 27

Teacher Appreciation Day Includes Discounted Admission for Family Members

NEW BERN, NC – Sept. 27, 2014

All teachers will be admitted to Tryon Palace for free during Teacher Appreciation Day, held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. A valid form of teacher ID—includes public, private and home school educators—is required and accompanying family members will receive discounted admission.

Presented in conjunction with Fall Family Day and the Kitchens of New Bern Tour, activities throughout the day include hands-on craft activities, cooking demonstrations and a roundtable discussion with Tryon Palace’s education staff.

The complimentary One Day Pass offered to each teacher will include access to the Governor’s Palace, the North Carolina History Center, gardens, and historic homes. Exhibits that are currently available include “Face to Face: Civil War Sketches and Stories” in the New Bern Academy Museum, and the free exhibit “Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in North Carolina: 130 Years of History” at the North Carolina History Center.

Teachers are invited to join Tryon Palace’s education staff at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for roundtable discussions in Cullman Performance Hall. These discussions give educators an opportunity to provide input concerning their fieldtrip needs with the staff members who design Tryon Palace’s group tours.

Teacher Day at Tryon Palace is sponsored in part by Carolina Field Trips Magazine.

Upcoming events at Tryon Palace include:

Sept. 27: Fall Family Day

Sept. 27: Kitchens of New Bern Tour

Oct. 10-12: MumFest Weekend

Oct. 24: 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Concert

Dec. 13 and 20: Eve of Revolution: A Candlelight Celebration

For more information call 252-639-3500 or visit www.tryonpalace.org.

Tryon Palace Media Contact

Craig Ramey

Marketing and Communications, Manager

Phone: (252) 639-3511

E-mail: cramey@tryonpalace.org

Web: www.tryonpalace.org

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: www.tryonpalace.org or phone (800) 767-1560 or (252) 639-3500.

About the N.C. 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 Archives and Records, 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 people who are blind and have physical disabilities.

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 www.ncdcr.gov.