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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Tryon’s Explorers Invites Youth to Discover ‘Nautical New Bern’

Monthly program slated for Saturday, Nov. 14 Tryon’s Explorers returns to Tryon Palace Saturday, Nov. 14, with the youth program “Nautical New Bern.” Designed for ages 6-10, this program uses the historic Stanly House to teach children about New Bern’s nautical history. Once home to John Wright...
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Tryon’s Explorers Invites Youth to Discover ‘Nautical New Bern’

Monthly program slated for Saturday, Nov. 14 NEW BERN, NC – November 14, 2015 Tryon’s Explorers returns to Tryon Palace Saturday, Nov. 14, with the youth program “Nautical New Bern.” Designed for ages 6-10, this program uses the historic Stanly House to teach children about New Bern’s nautical...
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November in the Tryon Palace Gardens

Time to put the gardens to bed. Time to plant the spring bulbs and pansies. Time to start prepping for holiday decorating. Time to start planning the gardens for next summer! The gardeners have started cleaning away the dead and dying summer annuals and mums, as well as cutting back perennials in...
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Halloween-Themed Tryon Palace Theatre Staged at the N.C. History Center

Two showings of ‘The Maze at the Elms’ Oct. 30 and 31 NEW BERN, NC – October 30, 2015 Tryon Palace will bring the golden age of radio back to life with “The Maze at the Elms.” This Halloween-themed theatre performance will be held Oct. 30 and 31, at Cullman Performance Hall, located inside the...
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USAF Band Tuning Up for Free Concerts at Palace’s Cullman Hall

Performances to be held Nov. 10-11 at 7pm The United States Air Force Heritage Brass will play two free concerts Nov. 10-11 at Cullman Performance Hall, located in Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center. Both performances will begin at 7 p.m. The Heritage Brass is a pioneering symphonic brass...
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Veterans Offered Free Admission to Tryon Palace on Veterans Day

Discounted admission available for immediate family members Tryon Palace will offer free admission for all active duty and military veterans on Veterans Day and discounted admission to accompanying family members. Free and discounted passes will include tours of the Governor’s Palace, Stanly House...
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‘Passion for the Palace’ Honors Preservationist Minnette Chapman Duffy

Brook’s biography of early Tryon Palace Restoration champion to be released Oct. 30 The Tryon Palace Commission will release a biography of one of its charter members, Minnette Chapman Duffy (1882-1951), on Friday, Oct. 30. The book, “Passion for the Palace: Minnette Chapman Duffy, Her Life and...
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NCDNCR Secretary Kluttz Announces Johnson will be New Tryon Palace Director

Media Consultant, Attorney, NC Native to Begin Oct. 30 NEW BERN, NC – October 16, 2015 Secretary Susan Kluttz of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources announced today that Lee Johnson has been chosen to serve as Tryon Palace’s new executive director. “I am thrilled that...
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Children Invited to Trick or Treat with Ghosts, Ghouls at Tryon Palace

Ghouls, ghosts and witches are taking over Tryon Palace Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during All Hallow’s Eve. Children ages 12 and under are invited to dress in Halloween costumes for free admission and trick-or-treating around Tryon Palace. All Hallow’s Eve gets children in the...
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Learn How Death was Treated in the 1700s During Palace’s Lunch & Learn

Bring a lunch to the North Carolina History Center for Oct. 16 lecture Tryon Palace’s Lunch and Learn lecture series will return to the North Carolina History Center Friday, Oct. 16, with “Greedy Worms Shall Eat My Bones.” The program begins at noon and attendees must bring their own lunch. Whether...
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Juice on the Neuse to Offer Wines, Beers from Around the World

Wine and beer festival benefitting Tryon Palace Foundation set for Oct. 17 Dozens of wines, craft beers from all over the world and tasty hors d’oeuvres will be served on New Bern’s picturesque waterfront during the Juice on the Neuse Wine and Craft Beer Tasting. This third annual event will be...
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Tryon Palace to Open Hay House Living History Experience

Experience 1835 life every Saturday beginning Oct. 10 Tryon Palace will add another living history experience for regular visitors with the opening of the historic Robert Hay House every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning Oct. 10. Located near the corner of Eden and Pollock streets, the Hay...
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