The founders of Tryon Palace historic site put great effort into the acquisition of objects for the museum collection and in creating detailed furnishing plans for the Palace. Join Director of Collections, Alyson Rhodes-Murphy, to hear the fascinating story behind the process and learn about the “Treasures from the Attic” featured in the new decorative arts exhibit gallery, the Guion Gallery. This event is $6 for the public and free for Foundation Members.
Our July garden lecture series, features Lindy Cummings, Tryon Palace Research Historian, discussing “Fair Flowers: Women Botanists in the Age of Enlightenment and Beyond.” 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the 19th Amendment, granting universal suffrage rights to women. In celebration of this milestone, the August garden lecture will examine the lives of women who, although denied educational opportunities and legal rights, still made significant contributions to the field of botany in the 18th and 19th centuries. Whether introducing new agricultural staples like rice, as did the young Eliza Lucas in mid-18th century South Carolina or planting the brilliant spider lilies that continue to bloom in New Bern, like Lavinia Cole Roberts, these women overcame social and cultural obstacles to leave their mark on fields traditionally reserved for men. This lecture is free and begins at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.
Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center
On Friday, July 19, The Fifes and Drums of York Town will be performing on the Tryon Palace grounds. At 11:30 a.m., The Fifes and Drums of York Town will begin their march down the Grand Allée to the Tryon Palace South Lawn for their performance. The Fifes and Drums of York Town was formed for the American Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. Today they continue their mission to recruit youth between the age of 10 and 18 and train them in the rudiments and drill of 18th Century field music. A typical performance season consists of approximately 80 shows, many of which are conducted for the National Park Service and York County, as well as various historic venues along our Eastern seaboard including Mount Vernon, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Valley Forge Pennsylvania, West Point, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts. Our members dress in period uniforms. The goal of all members is to promote into the Senior Corps and wear the red regimental uniform reminiscent of the uniform worn by 18th century musicians who served in the Continental Army in Yorktown, Virginia…where Freedom was Won! Learn more about The Fifes and Drums of York Town HERE! Location: Tryon Palace South Lawn Event Price Included with your purchase of a One-Day, Gardens, or Galleries Pass. Contact Email: email@example.com
Celebrate the cultural diversity of Eastern North Carolina with Tryon Palace during the Tryon Palace Multicultural Fair. Representatives from various cultural groups will have informational booths, demonstrations, and displays to share their culture with visitors. Enjoy all-day performances from the various cultural groups on hand inside the North Carolina History Center, with at least 1 per hour. Children can enjoy crafts and games throughout the Multicultural Fair.
Tryon Palace will commemorate the 78th anniversary on the attack on Pearl Harbor with a remembrance ceremony at the North Carolina History Center Saturday, Dec. 7. This free program is open to the public and begins at Cullman Performance Hall, located inside the North Carolina History Center, at 11 a.m. This event commemorates the 78th anniversary of the day Japanese airplanes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in 1941. More than 2,300 Americans died during the attack that officially began the United States’ involvement in World War II. Location: Cullman Hall in the North Carolina History Center