Tryon Palace’s October Lunch and Learn to Highlight History of Costumes

NEW BERN, NC – Oct. 20, 2017

The tradition of costumes and masquerades throughout the 18th and 19th centuries will be the topic of Tryon Palace’s next installment during its monthly Lunch and Learn series. “A History of Costumes” will be held Friday, Oct. 20, at noon in the North Carolina History Center.

“Masquerades were an exciting part of our ancestors’ lives,” explains Matt Arthur, Living History Program Coordinator. “Although we tend to think of the Founding Fathers and our Victorian ancestors as rather stoic and reserved, the truth is, they tended to enjoy a chance to throw on a costume and pretend to be someone else for an evening.”

“A History of Costumes” is a part of Tryon Palace’s monthly lunch series.

Tickets for each event are $6 per person and free for Tryon Palace Foundation members. Visitors must bring their own lunch for these events. Each Lunch and Learn will begin at noon and guests will meet in Mattocks Hall inside the North Carolina History Center.