‘Songs and Stories’ Features Jazz Greats, Smooth Sounds in Monthly Series

Free Program Brings Jazz History, Music to N.C. History Center Feb. 19 NEW BERN, NC – Feb. 19, 2015 Tryon Palace will host the free program “Songs and Stories: A Survey of Jazz Greats Mary Lou Williams and Dr. Billy Taylor, Jr.” at the North Carolina History Center Thursday, Feb. 19. Jazz and blues...
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Tryon Palace Hosts Carolina Chamber Music Festival’s 12th Season Finale

Classical, Original Works at the North Carolina History Center Feb. 21 NEW BERN, NC – Feb. 21, 2015 The Carolina Chamber Music Festival concludes its 12th season with a tour de force of colorful classics for strings at the North Carolina History Center. The event begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21...
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N.C. History Center to Host ‘Family Night at the Museum’ on Feb. 12

Costumed Interpreters, Children’s Crafts, Interactive Exhibits Offered 5-8 p.m. N EW BERN, NC – Feb. 12, 2015 Costumed interpreters, children’s crafts and interactive exhibits will highlight Tryon Palace’s “Family Night at the Museum” Thursday, Feb. 12. This after-hours experience invites families...
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Tryon Palace Offers Free Admission and Tours on ‘Free Day’

Free Access to Historic Grounds, Discounted Admission to NCHC Exhibits on Feb. 7 NEW BERN, NC – Feb. 7, 2015 Tryon Palace’s historic buildings, gardens, trade demonstrations and the Hugh Morton photography exhibit will be open to the public at no cost during “Free Day: Working 9 to 5.” Free Day...
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WinterFeast Returns to NC History Center with Oysters, Brews, Comfort Foods

Fundraising Event Supporting Tryon Palace to be Held Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 NEW BERN, NC – Jan. 30, 2015 The Tryon Palace Foundation will host its annual fundraising event, “WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews and Comfort Foods,” on Friday, Jan. 30. This indoor/outdoor event will be held at the North...
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FOX TV’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Returns to Tryon Palace for a Third Time

Film production will affect Palace grounds, surrounding city streets, Jan. 18-21 NEW BERN, NC – Jan. 16, 2015 The FOX TV series “Sleepy Hollow” will be filming on location at Tryon Palace this Tuesday, Jan. 20. This visit marks the third time that “Sleepy Hollow” has used the Tryon Palace grounds...
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Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Returns to Historic New Bern

PRESS RELEASE Renowned Musicians Bring ‘Beethoven Plus’ to N.C. History Center, Jan. 17 NEW BERN, NC – Jan. 17, 2015 The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival returns to New Bern on Saturday, Jan. 17 with internationally-renowned musicians Axel Strauss (violin) and Michael Kannen (cello), alongside...
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What's Growing in the Gardens?

It may be winter, but Tryon Palace's gardens still have plenty of plants to discover. Take a look at what's blooming and growing this January. Annuals Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus) various Annual Phlox (Phlox drummondii) mix Stock (Matthiola incana) fragrant mix Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritime...
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African-American Lecture Examines Civil Rights Movement in NC

Dr. Freddie Parker to Give Free Lecture at NC History Center on Jan. 15 NEW BERN, NC – Jan. 15, 2015 Tryon Palace’s monthly African-American Lecture Series continues on Jan. 15 with Dr. Freddie Parker’s “An Overview of the Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina, 1866-1942.” This free lecture...
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Morton Photography Exhibit Offers ‘Uncommon Retrospective’ of NC History

Free Exhibition Held at North Carolina History Center, Jan. 10-Feb. 22 NEW BERN, NC – Jan. 10, 2015 “Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective” brings North Carolina’s landmarks, people, events, wildlife, scenery, sports and its oldest university together in a special photography...
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‘Family Night at the Museum’ Brings After-Hours Fun to NC History Center

Tryon Palace to Host First-Time Event at the North Carolina History Center on Jan. 8 NEW BERN, NC – Jan. 8, 2015 Family Night at the Museum will offer a unique, after-hours experience at the North Carolina History Center on Thursday, Jan. 8. Held from 5-8 p.m., this first-time family event includes...
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Deck the Halls at Tryon Palace

Ever wonder what it takes to get a grand Governor's Palace and seven other historic buildings ready for a busy holiday season? Check out the video below to go behind-the-scenes with Sadaf Hassan to see how she and her team get Tryon Palace ready for the site's annual Christmas Candlelight...
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Palace Begins Holiday Season with Tours, Decorations and Father Christmas

Kick-Off Weekend Takes Place at Historic Site and N.C. History Center, Nov. 28-30 NEW BERN, NC – Nov. 28-30 Black Friday will mark the beginning of Holiday Kick-Off Weekend at Tryon Palace. Events will be held Nov. 28-30 and include holiday-inspired tours, colonial decorations, crafts for children...
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Eastern Youth Orchestras to Perform at North Carolina History Center

Free Performances will be Held in Mattocks Hall on Sunday, Nov. 23 NEW BERN, NC – Nov. 23, 2014 Eastern Youth Orchestras (EYO), a regional orchestra organization based in Greenville, North Carolina, will perform at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center on Sunday, Nov. 23. This free concert...
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Licko Band to Perform ‘Celtic Christmas’ at North Carolina History Center

Concerts will be held inside Cullman Performance Hall on Dec. 11 and 12 NEW BERN, NC – Dec. 11-12, 2014 The Jennifer Licko Band will perform “A Celtic Christmas” concert at the North Carolina History Center on Dec. 11 and 12. Both shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. Licko, the band leader, is a respected...
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Palace Hosts Weekend Dedicated to Civil War Hospitals and Medicine

Free Admission to New Bern Academy Museum, Military Encampments held Nov. 15-16 NEW BERN, NC – Nov. 15-16, 2014 Military encampments and free admission to the New Bern Academy Museum will highlight Tryon Palace’s “Civil War Weekend: New Bern’s Hospitals,” held 10 a.m.-5p.m. on Nov. 15, and 12:30-5...
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U.S. Naturalization Ceremony Planned at North Carolina History Center

New Citizens Will Take the Oath of Allegiance on Friday, Nov. 14 NEW BERN, NC – Nov. 14, 2014 Tryon Palace will welcome some of the United States’ newest citizens during a naturalization ceremony held at the North Carolina History Center on Nov. 14. Hosted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...
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Tryon Palace Offers Free Admission with Military I.D. on Veterans Day

Discounted admission for accompanying family members will also be offered FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Discounted Admission for Military Family Members Also Available NEW BERN, NC – Nov. 11, 2014 Tryon Palace will honor veterans and active duty members of the military with free admission on Veterans Day,...
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Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament Raises $4,002 for Tryon Palace

Homebuilders Association of Craven and Pamlico Makes Donation, Plans 2015 Event NEW BERN, NC – Oct. 28, 2014 The Homebuilders Association of Craven and Pamlico Counties helped raise $4,002 for Tryon Palace during the inaugural Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament. Held Sept. 19 on the palace’s...
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2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band to Perform Free Concert at Tryon Palace

Outdoor concert to be held on the South Lawn Friday, Oct. 24 NEW BERN, NC – Oct. 24, 2014 The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band will host a free concert at Tryon Palace on Friday, Oct. 24. This outdoor event will occur at 7 p.m. on the South Lawn, which overlooks New Bern’s picturesque Trent River...
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Tryon Palace Promises a Spooky Saturday of Ghosts and Trick-or-Treating

This is a previous year's event. Click here for information on our Oct. 24, 2015 event. ‘All Hallow’s Eve’ takes Over the Historic Grounds on Oct. 25 NEW BERN, NC – Oct. 25, 2014 Ghouls, ghosts and witches will take over Tryon Palace during “All Hallow’s Eve,” a Halloween-inspired event held 10 a.m...
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Historic Candlelight Dinner Offers Fall Flavors in Tryon Palace Kitchen

Reservations Now Being Accepted for Exclusive Dining Experience Being Held Oct. 16 NEW BERN, NC – Oct. 16, 2014 Savor the flavors of fall with a unique candlelight dining experience inside Tryon Palace’s Kitchen Office from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16. “Fall Flavor: A Historic Dining...
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Tryon Palace Offers Free Gardens Admission, Plant Sale during Mumfest

Free Admission to Gardens Oct. 10-12, Plant Sale to be Held Oct. 10-11 Tryon Palace will have gardens full of mums displayed for free during “Mum’s the Word.” Gardens will be free to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 10-11, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12. Held each year in...
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Tryon Palace Searching for Holiday Actors, Dancers, Performers

Auditions for Candlelight Volunteers Held Oct. 4 at Waystation Auditorium Tryon Palace is looking for excited volunteers to assist as actors and dancers during its annual candlelight tour. Auditions will be held 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 4 for “Eve of Revolution,” a production focusing...
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