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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Special Event Passes to be Offered During Candlelight

Visitors in front of the Tryon Palace gate for the first night of Candlelight.
Visitors in front of the Tryon Palace gate for the first night of Candlelight.
Fireworks over the Governor's Palace.
Fireworks over the Governor's Palace.
Performers under the tent at Candlelight.
Performers under the tent at Candlelight.
The Jonkonnu troupe performs in the street in front of the Palace.
The Jonkonnu troupe performs in the street in front of the Palace.
Musicians playing in the Governor's Palace west colonnade.
Musicians playing in the Governor's Palace west colonnade.
Tryon Palace grounds illuminated by candlelight.
Tryon Palace grounds illuminated by candlelight.
Visitors playing cards with Historical Interpretations Inc.
Visitors playing cards with Historical Interpretations Inc.
The second night of the 35th annual Tryon Palace Candlelight Christmas Celebration Saturday, Dec. 19, has sold out. Tickets for the inside of the Palace and historic homes are no longer available, but those who still want to experience Candlelight this year may purchase Special Event...
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Dive Deeper into the Past, Present of Palace’s Candlelight Christmas

December 18 Lunch and Learn focuses on history and preparation for Candlelight Tryon Palace’s monthly lunch and learn series continues Friday, Dec. 18, with “Candlelight: Past and Present.” This program begins at noon and offers visitors an opportunity to learn about the decorating, costuming and...
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Tryon Palace Candlelight Christmas Tradition Returns for 35th Season

Dancers, performers, holiday decorations, fireworks at Tryon Palace Dec. 12 and 19 One of North Carolina's most beloved and historic holiday traditions will return to Tryon Palace during the 35th annual Candlelight Christmas Celebration. Held 4:30-9:30 p.m. on the Saturdays of Dec. 12 and 19, this...
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Tryon Palace Hosts Free Holiday Ornament Workshop for Kids

Children ages 5-12 invited to make their own ornament Saturday, Dec. 12 With time left to deck the halls, children ages 5-12 are invited to the North Carolina History Center for a free holiday ornament workshop Saturday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will create a teddy bear ornament...
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December in the Gardens

It's the holiday season around Tryon Palace and while the holiday decorations in and around the Governor's Palace and historic homes may take center stage, there is still plenty of natural beauty to take in throughout the Tryon Palace Gardens. Here is a list of what visitors can find this December...
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Fall and Winter in the Kitchen Garden

Ah fall, the time where leaves change colors, the weather cools and we take out all of the tasty productive crops in favor of the winter ones. We go from bright colored peppers, eggplants, tomatoes and squashes to green cabbages. Since our garden is first and foremost a display garden, we have...
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‘Letters from Home’ Brings USO-Inspired Holiday Show to Tryon Palace

Bombshell Duo promises ‘A Christmas to Remember’ Friday, Dec. 18 Letters from Home, also known as “America’s Bombshell Duo,” will deliver a high-energy dose of holiday nostalgia to Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center with “A Christmas to Remember.” Filled with laughter, memories, songs,...
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Tryon Palace Welcomes Holiday Season with Tours, Movies, Santa Claus

Holiday Kickoff Weekend to be held Nov. 27-29 Tryon Palace officially opens for the holiday season Nov. 27-29 with Holiday Kickoff Weekend, a three-day event filled with holiday tours, music, movies and a visit from Santa Claus. A new year of holiday decorations will be revealed Nov. 27 as Tryon...
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Historic Interpretations, Inc. Joins Tryon Palace Candlelight Tour

Reenactor group to offer period dancing, interactive history Dec. 12 & 19 Tryon Palace visitors will have more opportunities to experience 18th-century dancing during the 35th annual Candlelight Christmas Celebration, held Dec. 12 and 19. Historic Interpretations, Inc., a North Carolina-based...
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