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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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Story of BBQ in NC

“The Story of BBQ in NC” Temporary Exhibit to Open in North Carolina History Center

January 19, 2019 A new free exhibit, “The Story of BBQ in North Carolina” will open to the public January 19, 2019 in the North Carolina History Center. The exhibit explores the roots of BBQ in North Carolina and will remain at the History Center through March 2019. In North Carolina, we love …

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Tryon Palace Scholars Program

Tryon Palace Announces New “Palace Scholars” Program

New Program Awards Field-Trip Funding for Title 1 Schools The Tryon Palace Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of Palace Scholars, an educational program linking students and educators from Title I schools with funding for field trip opportunities to Tryon Palace. Applications for the inaugural year of Palace Scholars, school year 2019/2020, …

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Free Day at Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace Open Free to the Public on Annual Free Day

Free access to Governor’s Palace, historic homes, and gardens Feb. 3 Tryon Palace is open free to the public during its annual Free Day on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy free tours of the Governor’s Palace, Kitchen Office, Stable Office, and Dixon and Stanly houses (limited …

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Twin Rivers Camellia Club

Tryon Palace Presents Twin Rivers Camellia Club in Monthly Garden Series

Free lecture has been rescheduled for January 20 Tryon Palace’s January garden lecture series features a presentation from the Twin Rivers Camellia Club. This free lecture will take place in the Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 20. The Twin Rivers Camellia Club will present …

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Wilmington on Fire

Tryon Palace to offer a Second Viewing of ‘Wilmington on Fire’

Documentary will Show Aug. 24 at N.C. History Center Christopher Everett’s film “Wilmington on Fire” will be presented for a second time at the North Carolina History Center on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. “Wilmington on Fire” is an 89-minute feature length documentary on the 1898 Wilmington Massacre in Wilmington. The film shows …

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Tryon Palace Candlelight Dancers

Tryon Palace Auditions for Christmas Candlelight Celebration

On Saturday, Aug. 5, auditions for the 37th Annual Christmas Candlelight Celebration will be held at the Waystation Auditorium from 1 – 4 p.m. Tryon Palace is looking for men and women ages 18 and older for speaking and nonspeaking roles, as well as individuals who are willing to perform as 18th-century dancers. …

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Jonkonnu Workshops

Tryon Palace’s Jonkonnu Workshops

Tryon Palace’s Jonkonnu interpretive performance group will hold free workshops for all ages interested in joining the troupe throughout the summer. Workshops will be held in the Waystation Auditorium on Tuesdays, from 1 – 3 p.m., June 20 to Aug. 8. A celebratory fusion of music and dancing, the 19th-century African American tradition …

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New Bern NC

Weekend Filled with Events in and around New Bern

  9th: ArtWalk throughout Downtown New Bern, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577. 9th: ARTcrawl with Live Music by Strung Together Band presented by the Greater Good Gallery, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Isaac Taylor House and Gardens, and numerous locations in Downtown New Bern. …

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Naturalization Ceremony

New Citizens Welcomed During Naturalization Ceremony at Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace will host a naturalization ceremony Wednesday, June 7, at 11 a.m. inside Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern. Presented by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, this ceremony will include the Oath of Allegiance, Pledge of Allegiance, and a Call of Nations. This event is …

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