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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'The Regulators' on the Menu for Tryon Palace Lunch and Learn

Tryon Palace honors the 245th anniversary of the Battle of Alamance, fought between the Regulators of North Carolina and the colonial government, during the monthly Lunch and Learn series Friday, April 15, at noon. Visitors are invited to bring a lunch to the North Carolina History Center and learn...
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April Blooms in Tryon Palace Gardens

Annuals Annual phlox (Phlox drummondii), mix Batchelor’s buttons (Centaurea cyanus), blue Catchfly (Silene carolinianum), pink Dusty Miller Silver Dust Hypoestes Splash Select, pink, red, white Johnny-jump-up (Viola tricolor), purple Stock (Matthiola incana), fragrant mix Snapdragons (Antirrhinum...
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Tryon Palace Honors William L. Wainwright with Activity Center

Tryon Palace and the Tryon Palace Commission will honor the late North Carolina Representative William L. Wainwright with a naming ceremony for the William L. Wainwright Activity Center at the North Carolina History Center Thursday, April 21. At its 2015 meeting, the Tryon Palace Commission voted...
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African American Heritage Tour Returns to Tryon Palace

Covering more than 20 historic locations around downtown New Bern, Tryon Palace's monthly African American Heritage Tour will return Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m. 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...
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New Bern Honors First Native-Born Governor Richard Dobbs Spaight

In commemoration of his birthday, and many contributions to the formation of the State of North Carolina and the United States, Richard Dobbs Spaight will be honored Friday, March 25, with a proclamation declaring March 25, 2016 Richard Dobbs Spaight Day in New Bern, NC. City of New Bern Mayor Dana...
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Blooms Marching into Tryon Palace Gardens

Annuals Annual phlox (Phlox drummondii), mix Catchfly (Silene carolinianum), pink Johnny-jump-up (Viola tricolor), purple Stock (Matthiola incana), fragrant mix Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus), Rocket Mix, Montego Mix Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus), red, white, pink Pansies: Coastal Sunrise,...
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Craven County Student Art Gallery Returns to Tryon Palace

The works of art students from Craven County Schools are now on display in the Duffy Exhibition Gallery at the North Carolina History Center. This free annual K-12 Student Art Show is presented by the Craven Arts Council and Gallery. Featured in the gallery is an array of art from students around...
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Cookbook Author Miriam Rubin to Present Tryon Palace Garden Lecture

Miriam Rubin, food writer, cookbook author and recipe developer from Pennsylvania, will present a free lecture on "Gardening Challenges and Recipes," and a book signing of her cookbook, "Tomatoes," at the North Carolina History Center Saturday, March 12, at 10 a.m. A graduate of the Culinary...
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Easter Egg Hunt Returns to Tryon Palace Saturday, March 26

Children ages 12 and under are invited to Tryon Palace's Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26, where thousands of eggs are waiting to be found on the Tryon Palace South Lawn and Daves House Lawn. This popular event returns for a second year with numerous updates that include multiple egg hunts,...
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Tryon's Explorers to Learn how Ancestors Shrugged off the Cold

Children ages 6-10 can learn how staying warm during the cooler months wasn't always as easy as turning a dial during the Tryon's Explorers program Thursday, March 10, at 10 a.m. inside the North Carolina History Center. Children will explore how our ancestors kept warm during winter by exploring...
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Double the Lunch and Learns at Tryon Palace in March

Tryon Palace will host two Lunch and Learn programs in March that explore the life of Margret Wake Tryon on March 4 and popular museum myths on March 18. Held in the Cannon Gateway Gallery at the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern, Tryon Palace Lunch and Learns are an opportunity to...
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Tryon Palace Offers Four Behind-the-Scenes Tours in March

Tryon Palace will offer four behind-the-scenes tours in March at the costume shop and through the gardens. All tours will begin at 2p.m. from the Waystation, located on the corner of Pollock and George streets. Tryon Palace's first and third behind-the-scenes tours of the month will take place in...
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Garden Lecture Series Explores Camellias and the Southern Garden

Timothy A. Minch, Lenoir Community College grounds coordinator and former Tryon Palace greenhouse manager, will be the guest speaker during Tryon Palace's next Garden Lecture Series held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 20, in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center. This free...
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Lunch and Learn Series Explores Slave Narratives from North Carolina

Learn about 18th and 19th century slave narratives and their impact on the abolitionist movement during the February Lunch and Learn at the North Carolina History Center, held at noon Friday, Feb. 19. Attendees will learn about life during and after slavery as they listen to the words of African...
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Tryon Palace Preschool Program on Quilts this Thursday

Children ages 3-5 will learn about quilts from the 18th and 19th centuries during Tryon Palace's first Tryon's Tots program of the year, held 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. In addition to learning about quilts, children will also have the chance to make a paper quilt of their own. Participants are...
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February 2016 in Tryon Palace Gardens

Welcome to February, where the weather can be hard on both gardener and garden alike! Our poor pansies, violas and English daisies are struggling but the tulips are beginning to push their noses out of the soil so all is not lost. Between bitter frosts and soaking rains the gardeners and volunteers...
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Tryon Palace to Celebrate Cultural Diversity on Free Day

Tryon Palace will offer free admission to the Governor's Palace, historic homes and gardens during Free Day, held Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This annual event will include free tours of the first floors of the Governor's Palace, Stanly House and Dixon House, as well as a multicultural...
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