Discounted admission for accompanying family members will also be offered
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Discounted Admission for Military Family Members Also Available
NEW BERN, NC – Nov. 11, 2014
Tryon Palace will honor veterans and active duty members of the military with free admission on Veterans Day, held Tuesday, Nov. 11. All visitors with a valid military ID or proof of service will be admitted at no cost, and discounted admission will be available for immediate family members.
All free and discounted tickets will be available at the ticket desk, located in the North Carolina History Center at 529 South Front St., New Bern, as well as the Waystation, located across from the Palace’s main gate.
Tryon Palace will operate on normal business hours this Veterans Day, opening at 9 a.m. and closing at 5 p.m.
For more information call 252-639-3500 or visit www.tryonpalace.org.
Upcoming events at Tryon Palace include:
Nov. 14: Tryon’s Explorers: You’re Never Too Young for History
Nov. 14: U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Ceremony
Nov. 15-16: Civil War Weekend
Nov. 16: The Evolution of Lighthouses and Light Keeping in North Carolina
Nov. 20: African American Lecture Series: From the Organ Bench
Nov. 23: Eastern Youth Orchestra Concert
Nov. 28-30: Holiday Kickoff Weekend at Tryon Place
Dec. 11-12: Celtic Christmas Concert
Dec. 13 and 20: Eve of Revolution: A Candlelight Celebration
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.