On September 5th, 1802, a prominent New Bern lawyer met his political rival, a former State Governor, in a lethal duel on the streets of New Bern. Step back in time to an era where a man’s personal honor was his most cherished quality and any incursion on this prized value could result in fiery and violent retribution. Watch the drama unfold before your eyes in a gripping reenactment of this fateful day.
Spend the day playing your favorite backyard game in North Carolina’s favorite backyard as the Home Builders Association of Craven and Pamlico Counties presents the 6th Annual Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament! Held Friday, September 27 on the Tryon Palace South Lawn, the Governor’s Challenge invites amateur cornhole players to kick off the weekend with a day of food, drinks, beautiful views, and of course, cornhole. Team registration is $150 per two-person team (plus $5 online processing fee) which includes lunch, snacks, and beverages. Registration is open to North Carolina residents only. Proceeds from this event will be used to support the Tryon Palace Foundation. For those not playing, come enjoy free admission to Tryon Palace Gardens! Be a spectator, cheer on your favorite team, and stroll through our 16 acres of gardens. No coolers, please. First toss at 11 a.m. For more information, or to sponsor this event, call 252-636-3707.
Start your 2019 Christmas Season in a memorable way by joining Tryon Palace for the third annual Chamber Music by Candlelight. This limited-seating event takes place in the Palace Council Chamber and boasts a superb acoustic experience. For the second year the Brierwood Ensemble (Christina Brier, harp; Linda Estep, violin; Clark Spencer, viola/violin; Helena Kopckick Spencer, bassoon) of Wilmington, NC, will perform a variety of Christmas pieces. Join your fellow audience members and musicians for a post-concert reception at the Commission House, featuring festive beverages and delicious eats. Palace doors will open at 6:30PM. Please enter the grounds through the gate located on Eden Street. Tickets are nonrefundable. Due to the nature of the performance space, there will be no late admittance. Please call (252) 639-3524 for questions regarding accessibility. 6:30 Palace Doors Open 7:00 Concert Begins 8:15 Reception at Commission House 9:00 Event Conclusion Tryon Palace Foundation Member pre-sale will take place Monday, September 30 – Friday, October 4. Foundation pre-sale tickets will be available to purchase in-person at the North Carolina History Center, located at 529 S. Front Street, or by calling 252-639-3524. Pre-sale tickets will be available from Monday, September 30 to Friday, October 4, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must be an active member to be eligible for Foundation pre-sale tickets. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Monday, October 7 and will end Sunday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m.!
Join us for an evening of covers and originals performed by Harpist Eryn Fuson, an award-winning musician, songwriter, recording artist, and teacher. After falling in love with the harp at age 15, she released her first album that same year, and later went on to record two more, including her most recent original album “Trail Of White,” on which she sings and plays harp, guitar, piano, cello, hammered dulcimer, and harmonica. Though she can play covers from just about any genre imaginable, her own style is a refreshing fusion of folk and blues, sometimes with jazz and Celtic flavors sprinkled in the mix. She has won multiple awards in the wedding music industry, as well as in Scottish harp & vocal competitions, and is a sought-after touring and studio musician. Ticket sales will begin at Monday, December 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Cullman Performance Hall in North Carolina History Center