new bern history

Memorial Day at Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace to Honor Military, Veterans, Families this Memorial Day

NEW BERN, N.C. – On May 26, Tryon Palace will offer free admission to all active duty and military veterans, and their dependents and minor children in honor of Memorial Day. Because Tryon Palace is closed Mondays, the museum will mark the occasion Sunday. Hours of operation are 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. …

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Carrie Rhone Smith and Charlotte Rhone

Rhone Sisters’ Story at Two Heritage Homes Tour Sites

April 12-13 Tour in 5 Historic Neighborhoods The Rhone sisters, Carrie and Charlotte, two of four African American sisters, spent a lifetime working to serve the community. In the New Bern Historical Society’s April 12-13 Heritage Homes Tour, you’ll see two locations connecting to their history.  The first, the Isaac Smith House on …

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ABC (Attic-Basement-Closet) Sale

ABC Sale: Treasures and Bargains, Antiques and Collectibles

The New Bern Historical Society holds its 29th Annual A.B.C. (Attic-Basement-Closet) Yard Sale Saturday, March 9, 8 a.m. to 12 noon The New Bern Historical Society’s 29th annual ABC (Attic-Basement-Closet) Indoor Yard Sale is Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon at the Knights of Columbus Building, 1125 Pinetree Drive, …

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Tryon Palace Free Day

Tryon Palace Opens Gates to Visitors at Free Day: Daily Life in Historic New Bern

Come visit Tryon Palace to enjoy activities and craft demonstrations free-of-charge at Free Day: Daily Life in Historic New Bern, Saturday, February 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. New Bern was a lively community in the 18th century, just as it is today. Learn what daily life was like for the people …

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Tryon Palace 60th Anniversary

2019 Marks 60th Anniversary of Tryon Palace Open as a Museum

On April 8, 1959, Tryon Palace reopened its doors to the public as a state museum, sharing North Carolina’s colonial past with the nation. This year, Tryon Palace invites you to celebrate 60 years of education, preservation, and inspiration in North Carolina’s first state capitol. Join us April 6 and 7 to celebrate …

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Barbour Boat Presentation

Barbour Boat Enthusiast to Present at Tryon Palace

Joe Peacos, a Barbour enthusiast, will present a lecture discussing his experience and expertise in “Restoring a Barbour Boat,” a lecture at the North Carolina History Center, Saturday, November 10, at 2 p.m. Peacos has restored several Barbour boats to their former glory, and will share the restoration process for two of his …

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