Tryon Palace Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Traveler Reviews on Popular Website Help Palace Earn Award for 3rd Straight Year NEW BERN, NC – June 6, 2014 Tryon Palace has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for the third straight year. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this...
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U.S. Naturalization Ceremony to be Held in Tryon Palace Courtyard

More than 50 New Citizens Will Take the Oath on Wednesday, June 11 NEW BERN, NC – June 11, 2014 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will conduct a naturalization ceremony for more than 50 new citizens at Tryon Palace on Wednesday, June 11. Free and open to all those who wish to...
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June Blooms at Tryon Palace

The gardens at Tryon Palace are always beautiful and always changing. If you don't believe us, just take a look at all the blooms you'll find across our 14 acres of gardens this June. Flowering Vines Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) white, fragrant Clematis ( Clematis sp. ) purple...
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Tryon Palace to Offer Free Jonkonnu Workshops

Workshops held in the Waystation auditorium every Tuesday from June 17–Aug. 5 NEW BERN, NC –June 17–Aug. 5, 2014 Tryon Palace will host free Jonkonnu workshops every Tuesday from June 17 through Aug. 5. Workshops will be held from 1-3 p.m. in the Waystation auditorium, located on the corner of...
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Capt. Ratty’s Restaurant to Host Wine Tasting Benefit for Tryon Palace

‘Leave Your Mark’ fundraising event will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17 NEW BERN, NC — June 17, 2014 Captain Ratty's Seafood and Steakhouse will host “Leave Your Mark,” a wine tasting fundraiser for Tryon Palace, on Tuesday, June 17. Held from 5-8 p.m. in the upstairs dining rooms of...
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Tryon Palace Brings Regency Era to Life with ‘Jane Austen in June’

Tea tours, dancing, craft workshop, lecture slated for Saturday, June 7 NEW BERN, NC – June 7, 2014 Tryon Palace invites lovers of literature and history alike to become immersed in the Regency era during “Jane Austen in June.” Held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, this special event includes...
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Registration Now Open for Tryon Palace’s History Summer Day Camps

Girls Camp Set for June 16-20; Boys Camp Slated for July 21-25 Tryon Palace’s annual History Summer Day Camps are now open for registration. Two weeklong camps will be held, including “Girls in Ages Past,” a girls camp held June 16-20, and “Sailors and Soldiers,” a boys camp held July 21-25. “Girls...
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Palace Offers Free Admission to Armed Forces, Veterans on Memorial Day

Discounted admission for accompanying family members will also be offered NEW BERN, NC – May 26, 2014 Tryon Palace will offer free admission to all active duty and military veterans on Memorial Day, May 26. Military ID or proof of service is required and accompanying family members will receive...
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Tryon Palace Hosts ‘A Midsummer Night’s Party’ with the Stanlys

Pageantry and Drama of 1812 Comes to Life on Friday, June 6 NEW BERN, NC – June 6, 2014 Get swept away to an era filled with elegance and charm as Tryon Palace hosts “A Midsummer Night’s Party: An Evening with the Stanlys and Friends.” Held at the Commission House on Friday, June 6, A Midsummer...
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Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series Highlights ‘Griots’

Performance held in Cullman Hall on Thursday, May 15 NEW BERN, NC – May 15, 2014 The Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series continues on Thursday, May 15, with “Griots: An African American Perspective.” Held inside the North Carolina History Center’s Cullman Performance Hall, this free event...
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Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Offers Fascinating Look at Military Mail

Free Exhibition Held at Tryon Palace’s Duffy Gallery, May 10-July 20 NEW BERN, NC – May 10-July 20 Tryon Palace will host the traveling version of the National Postal Museum’s permanent exhibition, “Mail Call,” from Saturday, May 10 through July 20. Organized and circulated by the Smithsonian...
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N.C. History Center Temporarily Closes to Host PepsiCo Meeting

Tickets for Governor’s Palace, Homes, and Gardens Available at Waystation NEW BERN, NC – May 6-7, 2014 The North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern will be closed to the general public May 6-7 to host the PepsiCo annual shareholders meeting. While this temporary closure does limit access...
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Lafargue and Mitchell Named to Lead Tryon Palace

NEW BERN, N.C. -- The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) has tapped Philippe Lafargue as Tryon Palace's new executive director. Deanna Mitchell, the former site manager of the North Carolina State Capitol Historic Site, will serve as the assistant director. Together, they will...
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Tryon Palace Celebrates Home School Day with ‘We Are Family’

Program to be held at N.C. History Center and Historic Site on Friday, May 2 NEW BERN, NC – May 2, 2014 Tryon Palace will host its annual Home School Day from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2. The Home School Day’s “We Are Family” program will concentrate on the meaning of family, with hands-on...
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Tryon Palace Honors Volunteers During ‘National Volunteer Week’

Volunteers donate more than 24,000 hours to the Palace in 2013 NEW BERN, NC – April 10, 2014 Tryon Palace continued its celebration of “National Volunteer Week” on Wednesday, April 9, by welcoming more than 90 volunteers and staff members to a reception in the North Carolina History Center. This...
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Garden Lovers Weekend

NEW BERN, NC – April 11-13, 2014 Tryon Palace brings spring into full bloom with Garden Lovers Weekend, held April 11-13. Free garden admission will be offered all weekend, while the Heritage Plant Sale is limited to April 11-12, and the 6th annual East Carolina Pottery Festival will only be held...
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‘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...
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Civil War Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Palace Opens New Exhibit, Hosts Encampment during Civil War Weekend Activities Held March 15-16 at Academy Museum, Historic Homes, N.C. History Center NEW BERN, NC – March 15-16, 2014 Discover the impact the Civil War had on American families as Tryon Palace brings the 1860s...
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‘12 Years a Slave’ Vocalist to Perform at Palace

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Featured Vocalist from ‘12 Years a Slave’ to Perform at Palace on Feb. 20 Tyree Highlights Black History Month with ‘New York and the 19th-Century Slavery Question’ NEW BERN, NC – Feb. 20, 2014 Tami Tyree, an actress, historian, musicologist, and featured vocalist in the movie...
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Free Day: Forget Me Not

After a week of snow and ice, families and friends were excited to venture outside of their homes to join us for Free Day. Held as always during the first Saturday in February, Free Day offered a full day of historic guided tours, hands-on activities, crafts and discounted admission to interactive...
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