Fresh Face: Celebrating One of Pepsi’s First African American Models

Skits, music and more scheduled for June 18 at the N.C. History Center “Fresh Face” will celebrate the work of Levonia P. Frazier, one of the first African American models for Pepsi and a longtime New Bern resident, during a special program held in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina...
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Tryon Palace Exhibit Showcases ‘North Carolina in the Great War’

North Carolina in the Great War is open through September 13.
North Carolina in the Great War is open through September 13.
Artifacts include helmets and uniforms of WWI soldiers.
Artifacts include helmets and uniforms of WWI soldiers.
Walk alongside a life-size model trench.
Walk alongside a life-size model trench.
The U.S. Army issued Smith and Wesson .45 caliber revolver of a WWI soldier.
The U.S. Army issued Smith and Wesson .45 caliber revolver of a WWI soldier.
North Carolina in the Great War is open through September 13.
North Carolina in the Great War is open through September 13.
Troops rest in a trench on a WWI battlefield.
Troops rest in a trench on a WWI battlefield.
Free World War I exhibit opens at the NC History Center June 20 Memories of North Carolina’s involvement in World War I will come to life with “North Carolina in the Great War,” a new exhibit opening at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center on June 20. This free exhibit will be...
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New U.S. Citizens Naturalized at Tryon Palace

The candidates for naturalization gather in Cullman Performance Hall.
The candidates for naturalization gather in Cullman Performance Hall.
Tryon Palace Foundation President Nelson McDaniel addresses the crowd.
Tryon Palace Foundation President Nelson McDaniel addresses the crowd.
The group is led by a candidate for naturalization from the U.K. in the pledge of allegiance.
The group is led by a candidate for naturalization from the U.K. in the pledge of allegiance.
Daughters of the American Revolution hand out flags to the new U.S. citizens.
Daughters of the American Revolution hand out flags to the new U.S. citizens.
Daughters of the American Revolution hand out flags to the new U.S. citizens.
Daughters of the American Revolution hand out flags to the new U.S. citizens.
Daughters of the American Revolution hand out flags to the new U.S. citizens.
Daughters of the American Revolution hand out flags to the new U.S. citizens.
Daughters of the American Revolution hand out flags to the new U.S. citizens.
Daughters of the American Revolution hand out flags to the new U.S. citizens.
Newly naturalized citizens pose for photos in the North Carolina History Center.
Newly naturalized citizens pose for photos in the North Carolina History Center.
Newly naturalized citizens pose for photos in the North Carolina History Center.
Newly naturalized citizens pose for photos in the North Carolina History Center.
Forty-five people from 32 different counties became citizens of the United States Wednesday, June 3, at the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern, N.C. Tryon Palace hosted the Naturalization Ceremony, which was administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services...
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The June Blooms of Tryon Palace

Summer is almost upon us, and the climate and gardens are reflecting that transition with plenty of new blooms filling the Tryon Palace Gardens. Take a stroll through our 16 acres of gardens and observe all of the flowers, trees, vines, and shrubs listed below. Flowering Vines Clematis (Clematis sp...
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Tryon Palace Awarded 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Recognized as top New Bern attraction as reviewed by travelers Tryon Palace has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for 2015. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler...
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New Citizens Welcomed During Naturalization Ceremony at Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace to host U.S. naturalization ceremony June 3 Join Tryon Palace in welcoming some of the United States’ newest citizens during a citizen naturalization ceremony held at the North Carolina History Center. Hosted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, this emotional ceremony will...
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Jazz Pioneers Come Alive for Free Concert at Tryon Palace

Longtime band director leads performers in tribute May 21 The halls of the North Carolina History Center in historic downtown New Bern will echo with the sounds of jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 21. Charles Richberg, retired Kinston High School...
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Tryon Palace’s Family Night at the Museum Set for Each Week this June

Explore the N.C. History Center after hours every Thursday Family Night at the Museum returns to the North Carolina History Center this June with art-inspired children’s activities, costumed interpreters, and access to the Pepsi Family Center’s interactive exhibits. Family Night at the Museum is...
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Southern Living Plant Collection Arrives at Tryon Palace

Garden staff member Janet Loader plants an Illumination Apricot Digiplexis in the Kellenberger Garden.
Garden staff member Janet Loader plants an Illumination Apricot Digiplexis in the Kellenberger Garden.
Southern Living Plant Collection varieties are planted in the Kellenberger Garden.
Southern Living Plant Collection varieties are planted in the Kellenberger Garden.
Loader plants a Joy of Living Celebration Daylily in the Kellenberger Garden.
Loader plants a Joy of Living Celebration Daylily in the Kellenberger Garden.
Southern Living Plant Collection plants wait to be planted in the Dot Tyler Garden next to the historic Jones House.
Southern Living Plant Collection plants wait to be planted in the Dot Tyler Garden next to the historic Jones House.
Fifty plants introduced to Palace gardens this month Around 50 new shrubs, perennials and other plants from the Southern Living Plant Collection will be introduced at no cost to Tryon Palace gardens this May. Plants from the Southern Living Plant Collection are featured at Tryon Palace...
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North Carolina Symphony to Give Free Concert at Tryon Palace May 31

Works from Mozart, Liszt, Rossini, and more in “Concerts in Your Community” The North Carolina Symphony will give a free outdoor concert Sunday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. on the South Lawn at New Bern’s historic Tryon Palace. Symphony Associate Conductor David Glover will lead the orchestra in “Concerts...
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Palace Offers Free Admission to Armed Forces, Veterans on Memorial Day

Discounted admission for accompanying family members also offered Tryon Palace will offer free admission to all active duty and military veterans on Memorial Day, May 25. Military ID or proof of service is required, and discounted admission will be available for accompanying family members. For...
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Needle Arts in New Bern Opens at the North Carolina History Center

New exhibit showcasing work of local artisans open through May 31 “Needle Arts in New Bern” is an all-new exhibit in the Duffy Exhibition Gallery that showcases the art of needlework. The free exhibit will be on display through May 31 at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center, located in...
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May the Blooms be with You

May is the month of the Magnolia (Magnoliaceae) family in New Bern. The sweet scent of the southern magnolia can be found throughout the Palace grounds along with its messy leaves. Found in the Stoney Garden and the Eden Street parking lot is a smaller but equally impressive relative, the banana...
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Tryon Palace to Host Tea and Garden Tour on Mother’s Day Weekend

Tours through Stanly House and Palace Gardens set for Saturday, May 9 This Mother’s Day weekend Tryon Palace invites visitors to step back in time and embark on a tea tour that will focus on tea culture in 18th century Great Britain and Colonial America. The tours will be held Saturday, May 9, at...
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The Honey Bees of Tryon Palace

Like their own separate kingdoms, the Tryon Palace bee brood boxes under the reigns of queens Charlotte and Margaret are filled with anywhere between 30,000-60,000 honey bees working for the betterment of their colonies. Established on Marc h 22, just inside the greenhouse area of Tryon Palace...
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Tryon Palace Foundation President Receives NCMC Award

‘Award for Special Recognition’ given to Nelson McDaniel during annual conference Whether he is meeting with state leaders to promote the historical value of Tryon Palace, soliciting donors, volunteering his time for lectures and events, or shoveling snow to clear the path for a fundraising event,...
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Fifty years of Tryon Palace Historical Interpreters

More than 50 men and women that have served as Tryon Palace historical interpreters over the past 50 years gathered for a luncheon at The Chelsea in downtown New Bern Wednesday, April 22. The group ranged from those still actively volunteering and others like 99-year-old Elizabeth Midyette, who...
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Tryon Palace Launches New Book with Lecture, Exhibit on Palace History

‘Building a Legacy’ to be held Sunday, April 26 at the N.C. History Center Join Tryon Palace Research Historian Siobhan Fitzpatrick as she explores the history of Tryon Palace, North Carolina’s first permanent capitol during “Building a Legacy,” a free lecture held in conjunction with the release...
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Tryon’s Tots and Explorers Children’s Programs Return

Monthly series begins Saturday, April 18 Families are invited to chart a course for the North Carolina History Center for immersive new children’s programs scheduled for the second Saturday of every month beginning in April. Tryon’s Tots and Tryon’s explorers programs will be held alternating...
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Free Children’s Spring Art Workshop at Tryon Palace

Gardens-inspired crafts and free garden admission for kids April 18 Children ages 5-12 are invited to the North Carolina History Center for a free Spring Art Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 18. Space for this event is limited and parents are encouraged to sign up their children...
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Special Exhibit Celebrates Reconstruction of Tryon Palace

'Rebuilding Tryon Palace’ opens in North Carolina History Center April 5 Tryon Palace will celebrate the history of its 20th-century reconstruction with “Rebuilding Tryon Palace,” a free exhibit opening in the Duffy Exhibition Gallery this Sunday, April 5. Rebuilding Tryon Palace explores the...
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Tryon Palace Gardens Open Free for Garden Lover’s Weekend

Gardens weekend and Spring Heritage Plant Sale begin April 10 Visitors will see the splendor of tulips and spring blooms at Tryon Palace during Garden Lover's Weekend, set for the weekend of April 10-12 in historic downtown New Bern. Throughout Garden Lover’s Weekend the 16 acres of Tryon Palace...
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New George Washington Exhibit Opens in North Carolina History Center

Panel exhibit located inside Mattocks Hall through May 17 “The Many Faces of George Washington,” a national traveling exhibition that examines the multi-dimensional, real-life man behind the myth of the first U.S. president, has opened at the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern...
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It's Spring and the Bees are Buzzing

Our two packages of bees settled in and went straight to work in late March. Located on the northeast wall behind the greenhouse and nursery yard, the hives are buzzing. The girls (the workers) are bringing in pollen and beginning to build up the brood comb. The bees have a lot to eat here and don’...
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Annual East Carolina Pottery Festival comes to Tryon Palace

The 7th Annual East Carolina Pottery Festival will be held on Saturday, April 11 inside the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern, North Carolina. Over 50 local potters will gather at the North Carolina History Center to exhibit and sell their pottery, as well as, demonstrate throwing...
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