‘You’re Never Too Young for History’

Children’s Programs Continue April 9 with Tryon’s Tots, April 11 with Tryon’s Explorers

NEW BERN, NC – April 9 and 11, 2014

Tryon Palace’s “You’re Never Too Young for History!” series continues in April with “Tryon’s Tots: the Easy and Pleasant Life” on April 9, and “Tryon’s Explorers: Hay Apprenticeships” on April 11. Tryon’s Tots is limited to children ages 3-5, and Tryon’s Explorers is for ages 6-10. Each event costs $6 per child and includes a free accompanying adult.

“Tryon’s Tots: the Easy and Pleasant Life,” held at 10 a.m. on April 9, invites preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their parents to walk in the footsteps of explorer and naturalist, John Lawson. Tryon’s Tots will examine the natural world with a journey across the Palace grounds, all while pursuing what Lawson meant when we wrote, “the inhabitants of Carolina thro’ the richness of the soil, live an easy and pleasant life.” The Palace grounds expedition we be followed with a special historically- inspired craft.  

Older children (ages 6-10) are invited to attend “Tryon’s Explorers: Hay Apprenticeships” at 10 a.m., April 11. Explorers and parents will visit the Hay House and learn what it was like to be an apprentice for Mr. Robert Hay, and then design their own trade sign that they take home.

Both “You’re Never Too Young for History Programs” are designed for individual families, and space is limited to 20 children. 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 Home School Group and would like to book a tour, please contact Group Services, 252-639-3524.

Each “You’re Never Too Young for History!” program costs $6 per child and includes an accompanying adult at no extra cost; additional adults are $6 each. Participation in this program is also included with a One Day Pass if purchased the morning of the program.

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 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 the blind and physically handicapped.

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.