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Justice Paul Newby

Justice Paul Newby to Present “Recovering History”

“The Undercover Sting Operation that Recovered North Carolina’s Copy of the U.S. Bill of Rights” New Bern, NC – Senior Associate Justice Paul Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court will make a presentation on “Recovering History: The Undercover Sting Operation that Recovered North Carolina’s Copy of the U.S. Bill of Rights” at 7 p.m., …

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Stanly-Spaight Duel

Stanly-Spaight Duel Interpretation Showcases Infamous New Bern History at New Bern Academy

New Bern, NC – Join Tryon Palace at the annual reenactment of the Stanly-Spaight Duel, an interpretation of an infamous moment in New Bern’s early history at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, at the New Bern Academy. On September 5th, 1802, a prominent New Bern lawyer met his political rival, a former State Governor, …

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DAR Constitution Week

Celebrate The Foundation of America – DAR Promotes Constitution Week 232nd Anniversary

September 17- 23, 2019 There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today. While Independence Day is a beloved national holiday, fewer people know about …

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HONOUR the Musical

Auditions for HONOUR, the Musical

HONOUR, the Musical is a presentation with scripts and lyrics by local historian and professional writer Bill Hand with music composed by local musician/historian and well-known local performer, Simon Spalding. It, first, tells the story of the 1802 duel between Richard Dobbs Spaight and John Stanly and, second, that of one of Spaight’s slaves, Sarah …

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DAR Constitution Week

Celebrate the Foundation of America – DAR Promotes Constitution Week

231th Anniversary: September 17 – 23, 2018 There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today. While Independence Day is a beloved national holiday, fewer …

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English Speaking Union

Lecture on “An Ordinary Founder: Richard Dobbs Spaight Sr.”

On Sunday, April 2nd at 2:00 p.m., the English-Speaking Union in partnership with Tryon Palace will present a lecture entitled “An Ordinary Founder: Richard Dobbs Spaight, Sr.” given by Dr. Karl Rodabaugh, Professor of History at East Carolina University. Dr. Rodabaugh has a long list of credentials. (You can google him) He is currently a …

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Special event to celebrate 225 years of our U.S. Constitution

Richard Dobbs Spaight Chapter, NSDAR, is inviting the public to join us on Monday, September 17, at the Tryon Palace Main Gates at 610 Pollock St. for patriotic readings at 3:30pm and nationwide ringing of bells at 4:00pm to celebrate 225 years of our U.S. Constitution. This begins an annual week set aside to encourage study …

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