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Jul
9
Tue
James Monroe Exhibit
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
James Monroe Exhibit @ Gateway Gallery in the North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

This traveling exhibit commemorates the bicentennial of President Monroe’s southern tour, highlighting his visits from Virginia south to North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, and west to Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Modern-day presidents are readily recognizable by almost every American.  This was not true two hundred years ago.  Monroe’s predecessors rarely traveled, and there was, of course, no mass media continually broadcasting the president’s image or the sound of his voice.  Monroe’s 1819 tour was a follow-up to his highly successful northern tour in 1817.  Americans came out by the thousands, thrilled by the opportunity to see the president, and newspapers across the country gave day-by-day accounts of his progress.  Political differences were forgotten as Americans of both parties joined together in a grand celebration of the presidency, marked by parades, speeches, dinners, balls, receptions, and concerts.

Jul
16
Tue
Jonkonnu Workshops
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jonkonnu Workshops @ Waystation Auditorium | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

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.

Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology
Jul 16 @ 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.

Jul
18
Thu
African American Lecture Series: “The Chicago Defender”
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
African American Lecture Series: “The Chicago Defender" @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Chicago Defender has long served as one of the most recognized voices of African Americans. When mainstream newspapers did not cover the Black Experience, The Chicago Defender was there! Founded by Robert S. Abbott on May 5, 1905, The Chicago Defender hired their first full-time paid employee, J. Hockley Smiley in 1910. With Smiley’s help, the Defender attracted national audiences and addressed issues of national scope.  The Defender had more freedom to denounce issues outright, and its editorial position was very militant, attacking racial inequities head on. Sensationalistic headlines, graphic images, and red ink were utilized to capture the reader’s attention and convey the horrors of lynching, rapes assaults, and other atrocities affecting African Americans.

Presenters: Actor/Historian/News reporter Thomasi McDonald will demonstrate how The Chicago Defender became “A Beacon of Hope” for decades of African Americans fleeing the south.

Jul
19
Fri
The Fifes and Drums of York Town Performance
Jul 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Fifes and Drums of York Town Performance @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

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:
info@tryonpalace.org
Jul
20
Sat
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home & Hearth
Jul 20 @ 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
Jul 20 @ 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
Jul
23
Tue
Jonkonnu Workshops
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jonkonnu Workshops @ Waystation Auditorium | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

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.

Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop
Jul 23 @ 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
Jul
27
Sat
Tryon Palace Multicultural Fair
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tryon Palace Multicultural Fair @ North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

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.

Jul
30
Tue
Jonkonnu Workshops
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jonkonnu Workshops @ Waystation Auditorium | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

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.

Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Learn about the conservation work that is done to the artifacts on exhibit in the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina History Center and our historic house museums around Tryon Palace with Behind-the-Scenes tours of the Tryon Palace Conservation Lab.

Observe the techniques and tools the conservation staff uses to preserve items from the past to be showcased in the present and for future generations. Also, guests can learn about techniques they can use to care for their own treasures at home.

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
Aug
2
Fri
First Friday: Hair!
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
First Friday: Hair! @ Cullman Performance Hall in N.C. History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Join us for a tour of women’s hairstyles from 1750 through 1870. Historic Clothing Interpreter Leslie Lambrecht will talk about styles, changes in hair care, and the use of wigs.

Aug
6
Tue
Jonkonnu Workshops
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jonkonnu Workshops @ Waystation Auditorium | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

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.

Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Learn about the conservation work that is done to the artifacts on exhibit in the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina History Center and our historic house museums around Tryon Palace with Behind-the-Scenes tours of the Tryon Palace Conservation Lab.

Observe the techniques and tools the conservation staff uses to preserve items from the past to be showcased in the present and for future generations. Also, guests can learn about techniques they can use to care for their own treasures at home.

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
Aug
8
Thu
Palace Pours: Shandies in the Shade
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Palace Pours: Shandies in the Shade @ North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Tickets will go on sale Monday, July 15.

Engage with local history and friends while imbibing a selection of craft beers or wines during Palace Pours: History After Hours, held on the second Thursday in June, July, and August. The beverages being served are still being determined. Palace Pours is open to ages 21 and over. Ticket price includes flight (3 4oz samples), additional alcohol available for purchase. Non-alcoholic beverages also available.

Event Price

$12 (must be 21 and over)
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone:
252-639-3524
Aug
13
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology
Aug 13 @ 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.

Aug
17
Sat
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home & Hearth
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug
20
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop
Aug 20 @ 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


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