The Jennifer Licko Band Presents 'Celtic Summer Nights' at Tryon Palace

The international singer songwriter, Jennifer Licko, specializing in Scots Gaelic and Country folk music is bringing her international band back to the Southeast, including a performance at the North Carolina History Center Tuesday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. As an international touring artist who is...
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Sing, Dance with Jonkonnu at Tryon Palace this Summer

Tryon Palace's Jonkonnu interpretive performance group will hold free workshops for all ages interested in joining the troupe. Workshops will be held in the Waystation Auditorium on Tuesdays, from 1-3 p.m., June 21 to Aug. 9. A celebratory fusion of music and dancing, the 19th-century African...
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June Blooms at Tryon Palace

Flowering Vines Clematis (Clematis sp.), purple, white, lavendar Confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides), white, fragrant Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sumpervirens), native species, red and yellow Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) Vinca (Vinca minor), blue Annual Flowers Angelonia “Serena...
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Tryon's Tots Invited to Learn About Mr. Washington

Tryon's Tots ages 3-5 are invited to learn about George Washington and visit the New Bern house where he slept during his southern tour Thursday, June 9, at 10 a.m. The tots will spend time learning about America's first president while visiting the historic John Wright Stanly house. Afterward,...
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Learn to March with the Tryon Palace Fife and Drum Corps

This summer youth ages 10-17 can learn to march and perform with the Tryon Palace Fife and Drum Corps through a five-day camp held June 20-24 on the Tryon Palace grounds. Musicians were an important part of the 18th-century military, and participants can become a part of that tradition this summer...
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One-Day Exhibit from N.C. Archives on Display at Tryon Palace

A collection of documents on revolutionary politics in North Carolina will be on display in Mattocks Hall inside the North Carolina History Center, Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The collection of documents is on loan from the State Archives of North Carolina. One of the documents on...
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Letters From Home Returns to Tryon Palace with USO-Inspired Performance

Letters From Home returns to the North Carolina History Center with a patriotic night of singing, tap dancing, audience interaction and skits Friday, June 10, at 8 p.m. Known as "America's Bombshell Duo," Letters From Home promise a high-energy night featuring songs from the Andrews Sisters, Donald...
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Learn About the Politics Around 18th-Century Kitchens at Tryon Palace

Join Tryon Palace Friday, May 20, at noon, for Lunch and Learn: "Political Intrigue in the Kitchen." From the founding of the English stock market to tea smuggling cartels and international espionage, this Lunch and Learn will show how simple ingredients became politicized in the colonies. Held in...
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New Bern Woman's Club Dress Unveiled

By Cole Dittmer, Tryon Palace Marketing Specialist Nearly everyone who visits Tryon Palace interacts with at least one of the historic interpreters stationed around the site. Each article of clothing worn by these interpreters is handmade with care in the Tryon Palace Costume Shop and now the New...
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Tryon Palace Monthly African American Walking Tour Set for May

The monthly Tryon Palace African American Heritage Tour will explore more than 20 historic locations around downtown New Bern at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17. The Tryon Palace African American Heritage Tour is a walking tour that will be offered on the third Sunday of each month through November. Tours...
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Forgotten Piece of African American History Revisited Thursday, May 19

Historian Hari Jones, assistant director and curator of the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, will present "The Black Holocaust in America," a lecture on the 1921 bombing of the African American community in Tulsa, Okla., known as the "Black Wall Street." This free...
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Savor the Taste of Historic Dishes at Tryon Palace Candlelight Dinner

Tryon Palace invites visitors to savor the flavors of spring with a unique candlelight dining experience inside the Kitchen Office from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 20. Hosted by chef, author and New Bern native Bill Smith, the Tryon Palace Historic Dinner offers wine and food pairings that feature a...
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May Blooms Blog

Bulbs, Corms and Rhizomes: Asiatic lilies (Lilium sp.), reds, yellows, orange Daylilies (Hemerocallis sp.), variety Ground orchid (Bletilla striata), purple or white Peony (Paeonia sp), variety — white, pink, fuchsia, fragrant Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum or P. multiflorum), variegated...
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'George Washington's 1791 Southern Tour' at North Carolina History Center

Author Warren Bingham will be at the North Carolina History Center Saturday, May 14, from 2-4 p.m., for a lecture and book signing in support of his new book, "George Washington's 1791 Southern Tour." Bingham's book reveals the history and lore of Washington and his survey of the newly formed...
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Taste Test Thursday: Eggs in Paper Cases

Taste Test Thursdays By Krystal Eldred, Tryon Palace Historical Interpreter Eggs in paper cases looks delicious, but with just butter, eggs, herbs, and breadcrumbs it is an acquired taste. While I did not get to try it when I made the dish, I have heard from numerous people it is very good...
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Youth Program to Explore the Lives of 18th-Century Children

Children ages 6-10 can explore the Governor's Palace and what life was like for children in the 18th century during "Tryon's Explorers: A Kid's Life," Thursday, May 12, at 10 a.m. Participating children will see how the Governor's children and their servants lived by visiting the Governor's Palace...
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PepsiCo Foundation Donates $25,000 to Tryon Palace Foundation

Gift to be used for interactive technology upgrades in Palace’s Pepsi Family Center The PepsiCo Foundation donated $25,000 to the Tryon Palace Foundation this week to help support interactive learning opportunities for children visiting the Pepsi Family Center, located inside Tryon Palace’s North...
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Taste Test Thursday: English Muffins

Taste Test Thursdays By Krystal Eldred, Tryon Palace Historical Interpreter Wow! This recipe was one of the most fun recipes I've made at the Palace. Not only was it fun, but it was delicious. It does take a bit of patience due to proofing (in the states we call it rising) of the dough. It is well...
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Tryon Palace Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Gardens and Costume Shop in May

May is the last month for visitors to experience Behind-the-Scenes tours of Tryon Palace gardens for the season, with the last tours set for Tuesdays, May 10 and 17, at 2 p.m. During the gardens tours, Tryon Palace gardeners will lead a tour to view what is blooming in the late spring gardens,...
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N.C. History Center Will Temporarily Close for Private Event, May 3-4

Discounted tickets for Governor’s Palace, Homes, and Gardens Will Be Available The North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern will be closed to the general public May 3-4 to host a private event. While this temporary closure does limit access to some of Tryon Palace’s facilities, visitors...
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Tryon Palace to Continue Monthly African American Walking Tour

The monthly Tryon Palace African American Heritage Tour will explore more than 20 historic locations around downtown New Bern at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17. Many of New Bern's houses and public buildings were built by African-American craftsmen, while the city was also home to some of the oldest...
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