Tryon Palace to Celebrate National Pollinator Week


NEW BERN, NC – June 19, 2017

Tryon Palace will celebrate National Pollinator Week with special tours and lectures held Monday, June 19 through Saturday, June 24.

Tryon Palace visitors will learn about are pollinators by touring the gardens and observing an active beehive on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting at 10 a.m. at the Waystation.

Lea Strand, a Craven County Master Gardener and Beekeeper, will present a lecture on the importance of pollinator species to conclude the National Pollinator Week festivities at Tryon Palace. Strand’s lecture is free to the public and begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 24 in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.

Per the Pollinator Partnership, a national organization dedicated exclusively to the protection of pollinators and their ecosystems, National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what humans can do to protect them.

For more information call 252-639-3500 or visit

Upcoming events at Tryon Palace include:

June 25: Fife and Drum Corps Public Practice

June 27: Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop

July 4: The Glorious Fourth and Independence Night

July 8: Tryon Palace Gardens Lecture Series


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 Natural and 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: or phone (800) 767-1560 or (252) 639-3500.


About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources 

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susi Hamilton, NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.


NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C.  Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit