Discover the History of the U.S. Life-Saving Service

Outer Banks historian continues WWI lecture series at NC History Center July 18 Outer Banks historian, author and public speaker James Charlet will give a free lecture about the forgotten heroes of the United States Life-Saving Service at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center from 1-2 p.m.,...
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Learn about Francisco de Miranda over Lunch at Tryon Palace

July Lunch and Learn to be held July 17 at N.C. History Center Francisco de Miranda, the Spanish explorer and father of Venezuelan independence, will be the subject of Tryon Palace’s July Lunch and Learn lecture held at noon Friday, July 17, at the North Carolina History Center. Miranda developed...
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The Best of Semple

Langston Hughes’ iconic character comes alive July 16 in downtown New Bern Langston Hughes’ iconic character Jesse B. Semple will come to life on stage at the North Carolina History Center Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m. for “The Best of Semple.” Actor and journalist Thomasi McDonald will become Jesse...
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Mid-Summer Blooms of July

Look for a bounty of apples, pears, figs, grapes in the Tryon Palace Kitchen Garden as well as other gardens around the grounds. It may appear we have plenty of fruit, but once the squirrels take their share we only get a taste. We will be installing new apple trees to espalier in the Kitchen...
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World War I Takes Over Tryon Palace with Artifacts, Collections, Exhibit

Two-day event for WWI Weekend set for July 17-18 World War I Weekend will be held at Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 17-18, in downtown New Bern. This first-time event invites visitors to discover the stories and images of World War I through artifacts...
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Explore the Tryon Palace Costume Shop with Tryon’s Explorers

Children invited to learn about Palace fashions Saturday, July 11 The Tryon’s Explorers program invites children ages 6-10 to the Tryon Palace costume shop to learn about the clothing and fashions of the 18th century. The program will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11. Children will learn about...
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Show Your Patriotism at Tryon Palace this Fourth of July

Special events planned around Palace and N.C. History Center Tryon Palace will celebrate the anniversary of America’s birth with a wide range of special events and activities planned for The Glorious Fourth, Saturday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events planned for the whole family include...
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Children Invited to Craft Patriotic Art at Tryon Palace

Free kids art workshop held June 27 at N.C. History Center Children between the ages of 5-12 are invited to the North Carolina History Center for a free art workshop inspired by the Fourth of July on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. Space is limited for this workshop and reservations are...
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Become Part of Jonkonnu at Tryon Palace this Summer

Free workshops held Tuesdays starting June 23 Tryon Palace’s Jonkonnu interpretive performance group will hold free workshops for those interested in joining the troupe in the Waystation Auditorium on Tuesdays, from 1-3 p.m., June 23 to Aug. 11. A celebratory fusion of music and dancing, the 19th-...
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Lunch and Learn Program to Uncover the ‘History of Tryon Palace’

Monthly lecture series returns to NC History Center June 19 Tryon Palace research historian Siobhan Fitzpatrick will explore the early history of Tryon Palace and New Bern during a Lunch and Learn lecture held at the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern on Friday, June 19. The lecture...
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An Earnest Cleaning

This May, Tryon Palace volunteer Sue Gurley spent many hours restoring two ornamental terra cotta urns in the Latham Memorial Garden near the gateway to the Hawks Allée. The urns were made in the London Borough of Lambeth, by Doulton & Co., and are estimated to date to the mid to late 19th...
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Explore the Tryon Palace Costume Shop with Tryon’s Tots

Children invited to learn about Palace fashions Saturday, June 13 The Tryon’s Tots program invites children ages 3-5 to the Tryon Palace Costume Shop to learn about the clothing and fashions of the 18th century. The program will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13. Children will learn about how...
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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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