Join Tryon Palace in celebrating National Pollinator Week June 18-23. Throughout the week, learn about how to help pollinators with posters and take-home items, and meet the bees in our observation hive at the NC History Center. There are three events taking place throughout this week. All are free events, “Pollinator Garden Tours” are free with purchase of One-Day, Galleries, or Gardens Pass.
Tryon Palace Gardens, North Carolina History Center, Cullman Performance Hall
During National Pollinator Week, Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, will be leading daily tours of the Palace Gardens. During the tours, Cheris will be discussing our favorite pollinator plants and those pollinators that can be found on the grounds. Tours will take place on Tuesday, June 18 to Friday, June 21. All tours begin at 10 a.m. at the Waystation. “Pollinator Garden Tours” are free with purchase of One-Day, Galleries, or Gardens Pass.
On Thursday, June 20, join us for the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Tryon Palace with guest speaker, Dr. David Dennard. Program Schedule: 7:00 p.m.: Present Flag, National Anthem (Lift Every Voice) 7:10 p.m.: Youth Image Theater Performance – PACE 7:20 p.m.: Youth-Performed Poetry – Y.E.L.L 7:30 p.m.: Lecture, Dr. David Dennard 8:15 p.m.: Q&A 8:30 p.m.: Reception About Juneteenth: Juneteenth was the oldest known observance of the ending of slavery in the United States. According to historical records, the celebration began on June 19, 1865, the day Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army rode into Galveston, Texas in final execution of the Emancipation Proclamation. Issued by President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, the Emancipation Proclamation stated, among other things, “That on the 1st day of January, A.D., 1863, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State the people whereof shall they be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free…” In Texas, Granger’s announcement was met with great celebration among the population of enslaved Africans. According to one account, “On the evening of June 19, 1865, thousands flooded the streets of Galveston, rejoicing in their newly announced freedom. The sweet smell of barbecue smoke filled the air. Dancing feet pounded the dirt roads and harmonic voices sung spirituals. This was the day, Juneteenth, that would forever commemorate African American freedom.” Juneteenth celebrations today commemorate that memorable day in 1865 Texas and emphasize the achievement of African...
During National Pollinator Week, join Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Apiary Beekeeper, and DJ Moran, Educator Liaison Craven-Pamlico Beekeepers Assoc & NC State Beekeepers Assoc. Master Beekeeper Prog. Committee Member, as they discuss the importance of honey bees and what becoming a beekeeper entails. This pollinator-themed lecture is free and begins at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall.
Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center
To prepare for Candlelight, Jonkonnu Workshops are held for both children and adults every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. from June 25 to August 6, 2019. At the workshops, participants will learn the dances, songs, and other skills associated with Jonkonnu.
Be our guest for the first installment of our summer movies series and watch one of our favorite princess movies of all time, Beauty and the Beast (1991). This is the animated story of an arrogant young prince and his castle’s servants that fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress. She turns him into a hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons her father. With the help of his enchanted servants, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. Arrive between 6 p.m. and showtime for an opportunity to meet Princess Belle!
In 1783, North Carolina Governor Alexander Martin became the first American governor to issue a state order for celebrating the Fourth of July. Step back in time and attend one of our earliest celebrations of the Glorious Fourth! There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence done on the Palace front steps following the Fife and Drum Corps Parade down the main Allee at 11am. The 1st NC Regiment of the Continental Line will be on the South Lawn during the event and will perform a firing demonstration directly after the reading of the Declaration of Independence. Kids will have a chance to practice using a quill pen to sign their own copy of the Declaration. We’ll have various individuals from the period (with several viewpoints from the period) roaming the grounds as well so guests can have a chance to chat with historic individuals.
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
Our August garden lecture series, Saturday, August 10, features Charlotte Glen, the statewide coordinator for the NC State Extension Master Gardener Program, discussing “Perennials for Pollinators.” Are you seeking beautiful, low-care, flowering plants that will return year after year and attract pollinators to your landscape? Attend this presentation to learn about perennials that thrive in eastern North Carolina’s challenging climate, with a focus on varieties that support birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators. In addition to recommended varieties, the presentation will also discuss how to select the right plants for growing conditions in your yard, designing plantings for maximum benefit to pollinators, and share tips for establishing and caring for perennials so they will thrive for years to come. An eastern North Carolina native, Charlotte has studied horticulture and gardened in the North Carolina coastal plain and piedmont, Scotland and New Zealand. She is an avid gardener with a keen interest in native plants, sustainable landscaping, and garden ecology. 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 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.
Have you ever wondered what life was like in a military camp? What did soldiers do in their downtime? Join Interpretive Programs Coordinator Gary Riggs for a closer look at camp life. Event Price: $6, Foundation Members Free
“Heritage Plants of ENC & Trade Specials” Tryon Palace and Craven County Agricultural Center will co-host the September garden lecture, “Heritage Plants of ENC & Trade Specials”. This garden lecture will focus on plants best adapted to face the weather challenges of Eastern North Carolina with a sneak peek of the plants available at the Tryon Palace Fall Plant Sale. The lecture features Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, and Jennifer Knight, community gardener and owner of Knightscapes Enterprises, a design/ build landscape firm. Knight is also a Craven County Master Gardener. 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
Bring the family and your camping gear for a night under the stars at our Fall 2019 Spring Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout on the Tryon Palace South Lawn to benefit the Tryon Palace Foundation. Campers can reserve 15-foot square plots on the South Lawn for a campsite and set up for the evening. Setup begins 2:00–6:00 p.m. Saturday. The Tryon Palace Gardens and Garden Shop will remain open until dusk to allow campers to walk through the gardens, and purchase items from store. Saturday evening activities will continue with crafts, lawn games, an All-American dinner buffet of hamburgers and hot dogs, making s’mores, a campfire sing-a-long, and a moonlit scavenger hunt in the Wilderness Garden with glow sticks. Wake up on Sunday to a breakfast of coffee, juice, doughnuts, and fruit, followed by a family yoga session. All camping equipment and other personal belongings must be removed by 10 a.m. Sunday. Foundation Member Presale: July 8th – 12th Regular Ticket Sales: July 15th Registration requires completion of Registration Form. Incomplete forms will not be processed. No one will be admitted unless properly registered. No refunds will be given for registration fees after September 6th. For groups of up to four guests, $50 (Tryon Palace Foundation Members)/$60 (Nonmembers). For groups exceeding five guests, $90 (Tryon Palace Foundation Members)/$100 (Nonmembers). Campsites not to exceed eight guests. Children 5 and under are free and also not part of the campsite head counts.
Tryon Palace gardens will be open for free during MumFest weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13 in historic downtown New Bern. Hundreds of mums and a variety of fall blooming plants will be on display throughout the 16 acres of gardens of Tryon Palace during Garden Lovers’ Weekend. Gardens will be free and open to the public Friday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 13, from noon to 6 p.m. Interior tours require the purchase of a ticket.