Explore the Life of Richard Dobbs Spaight in Newest Tryon Palace Exhibit

The life and work of North Carolina's first native-born governor and a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Richard Dobbs Spaight, will be on display in the form of a variety of letters, images and objects in Tryon Palace's newest free exhibit, "Richard Dobbs Spaight: Legacy of a North Carolina...
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New Bern's African American History on Tour with Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace's monthly African American Heritage Tour will lead visitors on a walking tour to more than 20 historic locations around the heart of downtown New Bern at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. The Tryon Palace African American Heritage Tour will be offered on the third Sunday of each month through...
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Meet the Martins at Tryon Palace Monthly Lunch and Learn Series

Tryon Palace's monthly Lunch and Learn lecture series returns to the North Carolina History Center Friday, Aug. 19, at noon and will cover the lives of the Royal Governor Josiah Martin and his family. Martin was the fifth and final royal governor, and called the Palace home for several years before...
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August Blooms in Tryon Palace Gardens

Flowering Vines Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sumpervirens), native, red and yellow Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) Trumpet vine (Campsis grandiflora), orange Annuals Angelonia “Serena Mix WaterFall,” “Serenita Mix” Annual phlox (Phlox drummondii), mix Basil floral spires, lavender Balsam (Impatiens...
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Tickets to Candlelight: A Colonial Christmas Celebration on Sale Aug. 1

Discounted tickets to Tryon Palace's 2016 Candlelight: Colonial Christmas Celebration will be available online at www.tryonpalace.org/candlelight beginning Monday, Aug. 1. Tickets will increase to the full price on Dec. 1. This annual tradition returns to Tryon Palace on the Saturdays of Dec. 10...
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Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series Presents 'How We Got Over'

The Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series continues in July with "How We Got Over: Singing Praises of Struggles from Cradle to Grave," Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center. Discover the spirituals, hymns, work songs and African...
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Walk Through New Bern's African American History with Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace's monthly African American Heritage Tour will lead visitors on a walking tour to more than 20 historic locations around the heart of downtown New Bern. This month's tour begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17. The Tryon Palace African American Heritage Tour will be offered on the third...
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The Blooms of July

Flowering Vines Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sumpervirens), native, red and yellow Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) Trumpet vine (Campsis grandiflora), orange Annual Flowers Angelonia “Serena Mix WaterFall,” “Serenita Mix” Annual phlox (Phlox drummondii), mix Basil floral spires, lavender Balsam (...
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440th Army Band to Perform at Tryon Palace Fourth of July Weekend

The 440th Army Band will give a free performance on the Tryon Palace South Lawn overlooking the Trent River in downtown New Bern Sunday, July 3. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. The 440th Army Band has served as North Carolina's National Guard Band under several designations...
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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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