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Oct
10
Thu
Lunch & Learn: The Last POW
Oct 10 @ 11:30 am
Lunch & Learn: The Last POW @ The Chelsea Restaurant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

There were about 500 German and Italian POWs here in New Bern at Camp Battle for two years during World War II. Then the war ended. In 1946 Camp Battle was closed. What happened to those prisoners? Steve Tyson explores the story of the last POW to leave Camp Battle. This fascinating history will be the subject of the New Bern Historical Society’s Lunch & Learn on Thursday, October 10 at 11:30 am at The Chelsea Restaurant.
Steve Tyson is a native New Bernian with a love of history. He shares many historic images on his Faceboook Page, Remember In New Bern When. He has spent many hours researching the stories behind Camp Battle. In business, Steve began as a general contractor, spending 25 years in new home construction and remodeling. In 2007 he joined wife Jana in real estate sales. Steve has given his time on many local boards. He served as a Craven County Commissioner and is on the board of CarolinaEast Health System, Craven 100 Alliance Building Committee, and the Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance. In 2019 Steve Tyson received the Community Fabric Award for Individual Leadership presented by Craven Community College Foundation.

Lunch & Learn starts at 11:30 a.m. at The Chelsea Restaurant, 335 Middle Street, New Bern. The cost is $17 for Historical Society members and $22 for non-members; lunch is included. Advance reservations must be made by calling the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558, or can be ordered at www.NewBernHistorical.org/tickets. Lunch choices are Beef Tenderloin with Cabernet Demi Glace or Brown Butter BBQ Chicken with Potatoes Au Gratin and Mixed Vegetable Medley. Carrot Cake will be served for dessert.

 

Oct
11
Fri
Fall Garden Lovers’ Weekend
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm
Fall Garden Lovers' Weekend @ Tryon Palace Grounds | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

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.

Oct
15
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Tryon Palace historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht will lead a tour of the historic Jones House with a brief description of the house and then through the Tryon Palace Costume Shop on the first floor of the house. The costumer will discuss historical clothing research, the sewing techniques used in the past, and current projects for upcoming events.

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.

Location:
Tour begins and ends at the Waystation

Event Price

$6 adults, $3 youth
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone:
252-639-3500
Oct
19
Sat
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home & Hearth
Oct 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home & Hearth @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Thinking of joining Jamie and Claire Fraser in 18th Century North Carolina? The Discovering Tryon Palace series presents “Outlander Home and Hearth.” This tour will give you the skills you need as you meet the Governor’s Cook for a few tips on seasonal fare, get advice from our local Apothecary or Surgeon, and learn about the fabrics best suited for this southern colony with one of our on-site weavers.

Ticket quantities are extremely limited. Tour will begin at the Waystation at 4:15 p.m. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds. Tickets will go on sale a month before the tour date and are non-refundable and cannot be altered or exchanged.

Learn more about the morning Outlander tour and “Outlander Tour Bundles” here!

Location:
Meet at the Waystation (Corner of George and Pollock St.)

Event Price

$15
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone:
252-639-3500
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor’s Palace
Oct 19 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor's Palace @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Fans of Outlander series may now travel in Claire Fraser’s literary footsteps in the Governor’s Palace, located in New Bern, the first permanent capital city of North Carolina. Meet with the servants who can offer enlightenment as to the facts regarding Claire’s place within the household, and other 18th century news.

Ticket quantities are extremely limited. Tour will begin at the Waystation at 9:15 a.m. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds. Tickets will go on sale a month before the tour date and are non-refundable and cannot be altered or exchanged.

There is now a different afternoon tour, “Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Hearth and Home” at 4:15 p.m., featuring the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office and Garden. Learn more about the new tour and “Outlander Tour Bundles” here!

Location:
Meet at the Waystation (Corner of George and Pollock St.)

Event Price

$15
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone:
252-639-3524
Oct
20
Sun
“North Carolina’s Hurricane History” Lecture
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
"North Carolina's Hurricane History" Lecture @ Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Join North Carolina’s leading hurricane historian, Jay Barnes, for a free lecture that features a look back at great hurricanes that have affected the state–including those we know like Hazel, Fran, Floyd and Florence–as well as many that are long forgotten. A review of this history will help us better understand the nature of the threat they pose to our state.

Oct
22
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Gardens
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Gardens @ Tryon Palace Waystation | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Tryon Palace Greenhouse and Gardens Manager, Hadley Cheris will meet guests at the Waystation to discover what is popping up in the 16 acres of Tryon Palace Gardens. (Tour cancelled only in the event of thunder and lightning.)

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.

Oct
24
Thu
Ghostwalk 2019: Spirited Skirts and the Shadows they Cast
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 26 @ 9:30 pm
Ghostwalk 2019: Spirited Skirts and the Shadows they Cast @ Historic Downtown New Bern

Ghostwalk is a self-guided event that allows you to step into New Bern’s past. Meet spirits at 13 different historic ghost haunts including homes, theatres and Cedar Grove Cemetery. Enjoy the ghostly actors who will share their spirited stories in the very locations that their characters lived and visited. Your ticket is good for all three nights and contains your map with ghost sites and food sites for you to enjoy in any order you like.

Adults in advance – $18
Adults days of event – $23
Students, Active Duty Military – $14
Historical Society Members – $14
Children 3-12 – $5
Children under 3 free. All prices include NC sales tax.

Oct
26
Sat
African American Heritage Tour
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

African American Heritage Tour

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Tryon Palace’s African American Heritage Tour explores the history and heritage of more than 20 historic locations around downtown New Bern.

New Bern served as a haven for many African Americans during the early stages of the Civil War after Union forces occupied New Bern in 1862. The city’s African American population was the majority population in the area from 1800 to the 1930s. Conditions like this allowed the African American community to thrive in New Bern. Many of the city’s houses and public buildings were built by African American craftsmen, while the city was also home to some of the oldest African American congregations in the Southeast.

The Tryon Palace African American Heritage Tour will be offered March to November, with the exception of July and August. Tours begin at the Waystation, located on the corner of George and Pollock streets, at 2 p.m.

Location:
Meet at the Waystation

Event Price

$6 adults, $3 youth
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone:
252-639-3500
Nov
3
Sun
The Lasting Impact of the Barbour Boat Works Vessels of World War II
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Lasting Impact of the Barbour Boat Works Vessels of World War II @ Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Barbour Boat Works of New Bern became one of several shipyards in the United States contracted by the U.S. Navy to build fourteen naval vessels of which twelve ships would be delivered to the British Royal Navy for action in the European theater during World War II.  A couple of these vessels would be kept by the U.S. Navy and would see action in the Pacific theater in our fight against the Japanese.  The stories of these New Bern-built ships during World War II and their life afterwards in the ownership of other countries, demonstrate the lasting impact and value of Barbour Boat Works and the people who built them.

Rear Admiral Jay DeLoach graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978 and served on submarines as well as several assignments with Naval Intelligence, 7th Fleet, and Joint Staff.  He earned three Masters degrees in Management, Nuclear Engineering, and National Security & Strategic Studies. He also served as an adjunct professor for the Naval War College and taught Joint Maritime Operations.  After retirement from the military, he became a member of the Senior Executive Service in the Department of the Navy and led the transformation of the Naval History & Heritage Command as its 12th Director from 2008-2012.  He is currently the State Secretary and New Bern Chapter President of the NC Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Admiral DeLoach is also a direct descendant of the founder of New Bern, the Baron Christoph von Graffenried, his seventh great-grandfather.

Nov
5
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Tryon Palace historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht will lead a tour of the historic Jones House with a brief description of the house and then through the Tryon Palace Costume Shop on the first floor of the house. The costumer will discuss historical clothing research, the sewing techniques used in the past, and current projects for upcoming events.

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.

Location:
Tour begins and ends at the Waystation

Event Price

$6 adults, $3 youth
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone:
252-639-3500
Nov
6
Wed
Lunch & Learn: The Last POW
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm
Lunch & Learn: The Last POW @ North Carolina History Center in Cullman Performance Hall

There were about 500 German and Italian POWs here in New Bern at Camp Battle for two years during World War II. Then the war ended. In 1946 Camp Battle was closed. What happened to those prisoners? Steve Tyson explores the story of the last POW to leave Camp Battle. This fascinating history will be the subject of the New Bern Historical Society’s Lunch & Learn on Thursday, October 10 at 11:30 am at The Chelsea Restaurant.
Steve Tyson is a native New Bernian with a love of history. He shares many historic images on his Faceboook Page, Remember In New Bern When. He has spent many hours researching the stories behind Camp Battle. In business, Steve began as a general contractor, spending 25 years in new home construction and remodeling. In 2007 he joined wife Jana in real estate sales. Steve has given his time on many local boards. He served as a Craven County Commissioner and is on the board of CarolinaEast Health System, Craven 100 Alliance Building Committee, and the Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance. In 2019 Steve Tyson received the Community Fabric Award for Individual Leadership presented by Craven Community College Foundation.

Lunch & Learn starts at 11:30 a.m. at The Chelsea Restaurant, 335 Middle Street, New Bern. The cost is $17 for Historical Society members and $22 for non-members; lunch is included. Advance reservations must be made by calling the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558, or can be ordered at www.NewBernHistorical.org/tickets. Lunch choices are Beef Tenderloin with Cabernet Demi Glace or Brown Butter BBQ Chicken with Potatoes Au Gratin and Mixed Vegetable Medley. Carrot Cake will be served for dessert.

 

Nov
10
Sun
Veterans Day at Tryon Palace
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Veterans Day at Tryon Palace @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Tryon Palace will offer free admission to all active duty and military veterans, and their dependents and minor children in honor of Veterans Day. Since Tryon Palace is closed to the public on Mondays, the free admission will be granted on Sunday, November 10, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This free admission will include the Governor’s Palace, historic homes, North Carolina History Center, and 16 acres of gardens. Military ID or proof of service is required for free admission.

Nov
12
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology @ North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Rob Jones, Tryon Palace Multi-Media Coordinator, will take visitors on a tour inside the technology that operates the interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center. Get an in-depth look into making history come alive and learn how Tryon Palace combines modern technology with meeting educational goals inside the Pepsi Family Center and Regional History Museum.

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.

Nov
15
Fri
Tryon Palace Cultural Arts Series Presents “Letters From Home”
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tryon Palace Cultural Arts Series Presents "Letters From Home" @ Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

This November, Tryon Palace will pay tribute to the many military heroes in Eastern North Carolina with a patriotic night of USO-inspired singing, dancing, and comedy.  Letters From Home was started by Erinn Dearth at the suggestion of her late father, Pat Dearth, a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Since that time, the group has made its mark performing in venues big and small across the United States, touching the hearts and caressing the memories of hundreds of thousands nationwide with their mission to honor our veterans, active military, and their families. Erinn and Dan Beckamnn, comedian and singer, take audiences on a trip down memory lane with 1940s-1960s music, singing, tap dancing, comedy, audience interaction and a variety of other surprises along the way. Please join us that evening in saluting our military heroes and celebrating our nation.

For more information about the performers and their mission, visit https://lettersfromhomesingers.com/index.html.

Nov
16
Sat
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home & Hearth
Nov 16 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home & Hearth @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Thinking of joining Jamie and Claire Fraser in 18th Century North Carolina? The Discovering Tryon Palace series presents “Outlander Home and Hearth.” This tour will give you the skills you need as you meet the Governor’s Cook for a few tips on seasonal fare, get advice from our local Apothecary or Surgeon, and learn about the fabrics best suited for this southern colony with one of our on-site weavers.

Ticket quantities are extremely limited. Tour will begin at the Waystation at 4:15 p.m. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds. Tickets will go on sale a month before the tour date and are non-refundable and cannot be altered or exchanged.

Learn more about the morning Outlander tour and “Outlander Tour Bundles” here!

Location:
Meet at the Waystation (Corner of George and Pollock St.)

Event Price

$15
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone:
252-639-3500
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor’s Palace
Nov 16 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor's Palace @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Fans of Outlander series may now travel in Claire Fraser’s literary footsteps in the Governor’s Palace, located in New Bern, the first permanent capital city of North Carolina. Meet with the servants who can offer enlightenment as to the facts regarding Claire’s place within the household, and other 18th century news.

Ticket quantities are extremely limited. Tour will begin at the Waystation at 9:15 a.m. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds. Tickets will go on sale a month before the tour date and are non-refundable and cannot be altered or exchanged.

There is now a different afternoon tour, “Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Hearth and Home” at 4:15 p.m., featuring the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office and Garden. Learn more about the new tour and “Outlander Tour Bundles” here!

Location:
Meet at the Waystation (Corner of George and Pollock St.)

Event Price

$15
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone:
252-639-3524
Nov
19
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Tryon Palace historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht will lead a tour of the historic Jones House with a brief description of the house and then through the Tryon Palace Costume Shop on the first floor of the house. The costumer will discuss historical clothing research, the sewing techniques used in the past, and current projects for upcoming events.

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.

Location:
Tour begins and ends at the Waystation

Event Price

$6 adults, $3 youth
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone:
252-639-3500
Nov
21
Thu
African American Lecture Series: “The Musical Impact of the Second Great Migration”
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
African American Lecture Series: "The Musical Impact of the Second Great Migration" @ Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The significant impact of The Second Great Migration (1940-1970) on the American musical landscape cannot be overstated. The sounds of this time provided launching pads for multiple genres of music that dominate our current playlists. In particular, today’s Soul and Jazz Fusion genres are closely tied to the Gospel, Jazz, and R&B foundations that were laid during the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s. Minus2 will take listeners on a journey through an array of soul and jazz fusion musical styles, highlighting a combination of original and popular songs that pay homage to pioneers that blazed musical trails during the Second Great Migration.

Nov
23
Sat
African American Heritage Tour
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

African American Heritage Tour

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Tryon Palace’s African American Heritage Tour explores the history and heritage of more than 20 historic locations around downtown New Bern.

New Bern served as a haven for many African Americans during the early stages of the Civil War after Union forces occupied New Bern in 1862. The city’s African American population was the majority population in the area from 1800 to the 1930s. Conditions like this allowed the African American community to thrive in New Bern. Many of the city’s houses and public buildings were built by African American craftsmen, while the city was also home to some of the oldest African American congregations in the Southeast.

The Tryon Palace African American Heritage Tour will be offered March to November, with the exception of July and August. Tours begin at the Waystation, located on the corner of George and Pollock streets, at 2 p.m.

Location:
Meet at the Waystation

Event Price

$6 adults, $3 youth
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone:
252-639-3500


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