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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January in the Kitchen Garden

A new year means new crops! Okay that’s not really true but January does bring a few new things in the Tryon Palace Kitchen Garden. The Tryon Palace Gardens staff has just planted nine new apple and pear trees on our fences and walls to continue a new generation of espaliered plants. Our volunteer...
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'Pins and Needles' Quilt Exhibition comes to Tryon Palace's Duffy Gallery

"Pins and Needles: A Twin Rivers Quilters Guild Exhibition" is a free quilt exhibit that will open to the public Saturday, Jan. 23. This ongoing exhibit will be displayed through Feb. 21 in Tryon Palace's Duffy Exhibition Gallery, located at the North Carolina History Center. This free exhibit will...
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Tryon Palace Kicks Off Garden Lecture Series with TV Host Bryce Lane

Bryce Lane, a three-time Emmy Award winning television personality, will begin Tryon Palace's 2016 garden lecture series Saturday, Jan. 16, with "You're Not from Around These Parts: Gardening with Native and Exotic Plants." This lecture is free and begins at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at...
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Meet the Gastons during Tryon Palace Lunch and Learn

The history of the Gaston family will be the focus of Tryon Palace's next installment in its Lunch and Learn series, held Friday, Jan. 15, at noon in the North Carolina History Center. William Gaston may be the most famous member of his family but many may not know he was married three times or...
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WinterFeast Offers a Night of Oysters, Brews, Comfort Foods

WinterFeast, the Tryon Palace Foundation's annual oyster roast and fundraising event, returns to the North Carolina History Center Friday, Jan. 29 with a night of oysters, brews and comfort foods. Attendees are invited to enjoy succulent oysters, chowder, shrimp and grits, barbecue, jambalaya and...
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First Blooms of 2016

Although it's winter, the gardens at Tryon Palace are still alive and blooming. Below is a list of what you'll see here in January, 2016. Annuals Annual phlox (Phlox drummondii), mix English daisy ‘Bellissiama Mix’ (Bellis), pink, white Forget Me Nots ‘Mon Amie Blue’ (Myosotis) Stock (Matthiola...
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Tryon Palace Resumes Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Costume Shop

Tours return for 2016 beginning Tuesday, Jan. 5 Tryon Palace will open its costume shop for behind-the-scenes tours in 2016 , beginning Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. Tours will be led by historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht and held inside the historic Jones House, which serves as the home...
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Tryon Palace to Commemorate Anniversary of 13th Amendment

Ceremony begins Jan. 1 at Craven County Courthouse, ends at N.C. History Center Tryon Palace will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution with a free ceremony Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at noon outside the Craven County Courthouse...
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