October Means Mums for Tryon Palace Gardens

Mums are here! Why do garden mums have names that sound like bad burlesque stage names? We have no idea, but it certainly helps to remember the ones you don’t want to see again next year (Never again will a Camille dance in a garden of mine). No Dazzling Stacy, Spicy Cheryl or Nutty Fiona for us...
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Kitchens of New Bern Tour Stops by Tryon Palace Kitchen Office

Annual Food Bank fundraiser set for Sept. 26 Tryon Palace’s Kitchen Office will be just one of the many stops found on the Kitchens of New Bern Tour this Saturday, Sept. 26. In addition to the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office, the Kitchens of New Bern tour includes homeowners who open their kitchens to...
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Tryon Palace Offers Family Fun, Free Admission for Teachers

Interactive crafts and activities, living history demonstrations on Sept. 19 Families, teachers and children of all ages are invited to enjoy Tryon Palace’s Fall Festival, held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Offered programs include interactive craft activities, blacksmith and cooking...
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‘Lunch and Learn’ to Uncover Mysteries of the Dixon Family

Tryon Palace monthly series continues at NC History Center Sept. 18 “A Visit with the Dixons” is a lunch and learn program that will explore the history of New Bern’s historic Dixon House (c.1830s) and the family who built it. The program will begin at noon, Sept. 18, in the North Carolina History...
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Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament Returns to Tryon Palace

Spend the day playing cornhole on the South Lawn Sept. 18 Tryon Palace invites cornhole players to register for the Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament presented by the Home Builders Association of Craven and Pamlico Counties. The tournament will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, on...
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Voices of the Harlem Renaissance Revisited at NC History Center

Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series continues Sept. 17 Voices from the gilded era of the Harlem Renaissance will resound at the North Carolina History Center Thursday, Sept. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m., for the Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series. Antuan Hawkins and Sharon Mervin will...
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Tryon Palace Hosts Author Linda Monk for Lecture and Book Signing

Constitutional scholar visits NC History Center Sept. 13 In honor of Constitution Week, award-winning author and scholar Linda R. Monk, J.D., will give a free lecture entitled, “We the Whole People: How North Carolina Saved the Constitution,” at the North Carolina History Center from 2-3 p.m. on...
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Children Invited to Explore Tryon Palace Kitchen Garden

Tryon’s Explorers to highlight 18th century gardening Saturday, Sept. 12 Tryon’s Explorers invites children ages 6-10 to explore the Tryon Palace Kitchen Garden, discover how the royal governor’s food was grown in the 18th century and plant a seed of their own to bring home. This program will begin...
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September Blooms of Tryon Palace

Flowering Vines Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sumpervirens), native, red and yellow Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) Hyacinth bean or lablab vine (Dolichos lablab), purple bloom, purple pods Morning Glory (Ipomoea tricolor), blue, magenta Sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora), white Trumpet vine...
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Kubrick’s ‘Paths of Glory’ Comes to North Carolina History Center

Tryon Palace to host screening of WWI film Sept. 12 Tryon Palace will host a screening of director Stanley Kubrick’s World War I masterpiece, “Paths of Glory,” as a finale to Tryon Palace’s WWI exhibit, North Carolina in the Great War, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12. Released in 1957, “Paths of...
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Tryon Palace Foundation one of 23 nonprofits awarded community grant

The Tryon Palace Foundation was one of 23 nonprofit organizations awarded a grant from the Craven County Community Foundation on Monday, Aug. 24, at the First Citizen’s Bank in New Bern. An affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, Craven County Community Foundation awarded a total of $...
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Stanly-Spaight Duel Reenactment Set for Labor Day Weekend

Duel, Fife and Drum Concert to be held on Tryon Palace South Lawn Saturday, Sept. 5 Tryon Palace’s South Lawn will echo with gunfire and drumrolls during a live reenactment of the Stanly-Spaight Duel , held Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 4 p.m. More than two centuries ago, on Sept. 5,...
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PechaKucha Night Brings Creative Ideas, Talks to Tryon Palace

Presentations begin at 7:20 p.m., Aug. 27 in Waystation Auditorium The creative exchange of ideas known as PechaKucha Night will return to New Bern for a second time on Aug. 27, at Tryon Palace’s Waystation Auditorium. The free program includes eight presenters who will discuss topics and ideas in...
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Davenport Recalls ‘First Over There’ in Lecture Hosted by Tryon Palace

Author presents lecture and book signing at N.C. History Center Aug. 29 Author Matthew Davenport will present a free lecture and book signing at the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, in support of his new book, “First Over There: The Attack on...
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Tickets to 35th annual Candlelight Celebration Now Available Online

Christmas Holiday tradition will return to Tryon Palace Dec 12 and 19 Discounted tickets to Tryon Palace’s 35th annual Candlelight Christmas Celebration are now available online. Tickets will increase to the full price on Dec. 1. This annual tradition returns to Tryon Palace on the Saturdays of Dec...
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Tryon Palace’s Final WWI Lecture will Explore Germany’s Defeat

WWI lecture series concludes at N.C. History Center August 22 Issues surrounding the fall of the Central Powers at the conclusion of World War I will be the subject of “The German Defeat,” a free lecture held Saturday, August 22, from 2-3 p.m. Held at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center,...
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August Surprises in Tryon Palace Gardens

One sure sign that we have made it through the worst part of the summer is one is greeted by the Naked Ladies walking into the Wilderness Garden. The ladies gather near the door outside the Latham Garden or behind a bench near the Mitchener Temple. Barring any rain storms that will flatten their...
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Race, Rights in World War I Explored During Free Lecture

Tryon Palace WWI lecture series continues August 8 East Carolina University assistant professor of history Dr. Kennetta Hammond Perry will explore the role played by African Americans in the early Civil Rights movement during World War I with a free lecture held at the North Carolina History Center...
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Descendants of Gertrude Sprague Carraway Visit Tryon Palace

The descendants of Gertrude Sprague Carraway view special collection items that belonged to Carraway.
The descendants of Gertrude Sprague Carraway view special collection items that belonged to Carraway.
Tryon Palace collections staff show Carraway's scrapbook to her descendants.
Tryon Palace collections staff show Carraway's scrapbook to her descendants.
The Carraway descendants admire the Governor's Palace Council Chamber.
The Carraway descendants admire the Governor's Palace Council Chamber.
The Carraway descendants stop in the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office.
The Carraway descendants stop in the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office.
A historical interpreter demonstrates thread spinning for the descendants of Gertrude Sprague Carraway.
A historical interpreter demonstrates thread spinning for the descendants of Gertrude Sprague Carraway.
On a visit to Tryon Palace Monday, July 27, a group of around 12 descendants of Gertrude Sprague Carraway found evidence of Carraway’s tireless work around every corner. Traveling from California, Ohio and Charlotte, the group was in awe of the place their ancestor had such an...
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Tots Invited to Explore Tryon Palace Kitchen Garden

Children to learn about 18th century gardening Aug. 8 Children ages 3-5 can explore the lush Tryon Palace Kitchen Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, to discover how the royal governor’s food was grown in the 18th century and plant a seed of their own to bring home. Tryon’s Tots is designed for...
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Hot Dog in the Wheel

The 1853 image of a turnspit dog is from the Rev. John G. Wood’s "Illustrated Natural History (Mammalia)."
The 1853 image of a turnspit dog is from the Rev. John G. Wood’s "Illustrated Natural History (Mammalia)."
Mechanized devices like the clock jack in the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office took the place of turnspit dogs.
Mechanized devices like the clock jack in the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office took the place of turnspit dogs.
The Tryon Palace Kitchen Office.
The Tryon Palace Kitchen Office.
Did you know? As early as the 17th century and as late as the 19th century, s ome people used a specific dog breed to turn roasting meat in kitchens like those here at Tryon Palace. The British developed a breed, called a turnspit, which was a terrier akin to a large dachshund — long...
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Tuscarora World and New Bern Portrayed in Map Exhibit

New exhibit opens at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center July 24 “The Tuscarora World and New Bern in Maps: 1590-1800,” a new free exhibit of approximately 15 rare maps, will open at the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern Friday, July 24, through Wednesday, Sept. 16...
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Discover the History of the U.S. Life-Saving Service

Outer Banks historian continues WWI lecture series at NC History Center July 18 Outer Banks historian, author and public speaker James Charlet will give a free lecture about the forgotten heroes of the United States Life-Saving Service at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center from 1-2 p.m.,...
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Learn about Francisco de Miranda over Lunch at Tryon Palace

July Lunch and Learn to be held July 17 at N.C. History Center Francisco de Miranda, the Spanish explorer and father of Venezuelan independence, will be the subject of Tryon Palace’s July Lunch and Learn lecture held at noon Friday, July 17, at the North Carolina History Center. Miranda developed...
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