Tryon’s Tots Invites Young History Lovers to ‘School Days’

Program held at the New Bern Academy Museum on Wednesday, Aug. 13

NEW BERN, NC – Aug. 13, 2014

Tryon Palace announces an upcoming Tryon’s Tots event, “School Days,” scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 13. The program will be held from 10-11 a.m. in the New Bern Academy Museum. Participants will meet first at the North Carolina History Center, located at 529 South Front St., before continuing to the Academy.

“School Days” participants will experience a school day as a student from the past. Preschoolers and parents will visit the New Bern Academy Museum and learn what it was like to go to school in 19th century New Bern. Tots will be able to decorate their own slates that they can take home. The event is open for children ages 3-5, with parental accompaniment.

Tickets are $6 per child with one accompanying adult free; additional adults are $6. If participants wish to explore more of Tryon Palace during the day, purchase of a One Day Pass will include the ticket price for “School Days”

This program is designed for individual families, and space is limited to 20 preschoolers. To reserve your child’s spot, please call 252-639-3524.  Extra openings will be filled the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are a preschool teacher interested in bringing a group for a program, please contact our Groups Services Coordinator at 252-639-3524 for more information. 

Other upcoming events at Tryon Palace include:

Aug.  23: Youth Jazz Master Class (Free)

Aug. 23: Where Rivers Meet: Summer Jazz Festival on the South Lawn

Aug. 30: Stanly-Spaight Duel on the South Lawn

Sept. 19: Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament

For more information about the event, call 252-639-3500 or visit

Tryon Palace Media Contact

Craig Ramey

Marketing and Communications, Manager

Phone: (252) 639-3511



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

About the North Carolina 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 State Archives, 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