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Aug
22
Thu
Tryon Palace Presents: Stedman Graham and Robert J. Brown
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tryon Palace Presents: Stedman Graham and Robert J. Brown @ North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

While our identity starts with us, authors Stedman Graham and Robert J. Brown will offer specific knowledge and directions on how can we identify leadership and our own identity.

Stedman Graham will discuss his latest book, “Identity Leadership,” and discuss how a leader is unable to lead others until he or she can first lead themselves. The more you work on yourself, the better you can give to those around you. Graham will give his own prescriptive on how to guide based on his own philosophy.

Robert J. Brown will discuss his memoir, “You Can’t Go Wrong Doing Right,” and share his story of how a child of poverty rose to the White House and helped change the world. Brown believes the pivotal moments in life are the lessons that help us think differently about success and how we share that knowledge with each other.

After the lecture, join us for a reception and book signing. Both books will be available for purchase in the Tryon Palace Museum Store.

Aug
31
Sat
Stanly-Spaight Duel
Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Stanly-Spaight Duel @ New Bern Academy | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

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.

Sep
3
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep
6
Fri
First Friday: “Military Camp Life”
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
First Friday: “Military Camp Life” @ Cullman Performance Hall in N.C. History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

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

Sep
10
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology
Sep 10 @ 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.

Sep
11
Wed
Lunch and Learn: North Carolina’s Mystery Tribe, The Neusiok
Sep 11 @ 11:30 am
Lunch and Learn: North Carolina's Mystery Tribe, The Neusiok @ The Chelsea Restaurant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Neusiok? Who were they? Where were they? The New Bern Historical Society will hold its first Lunch & Learn of the year on Sept. 11 at 11:30 am at the Chelsea when Stan Allen will explain. The Neusiok were an ancient people who lived on the south side of the Neuse River in what is now Craven and Pamlico counties. Join us to find out who the Neusiok were, where they lived, what happened to them and who their descendants are.

Stan Allen has been researching the history of the contemporary Native American peoples of North Carolina for over forty years and is the author of ALL OUR PEOPLE: First Nations of Eastern North Carolina. Allen was born in and grew up in Fayetteville, NC, and spent time each summer with his grandparents in Oriental. From an early age he was fascinated by cultures of the world and particularly Native American culture. As a child he picked up numerous pottery shards on his grandparents’ farm at Teach’s Point and wondered about those ancient inhabitants. He graduated from N.C. State and was a navy medic with the Marines in Vietnam. He retired as a Children’s Protective Services Social Worker, from Craven County DSS and in 1996 moved from Pamlico County to New Bern.

Sep
14
Sat
Civil War Weekend
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm
Civil War Weekend @ New Bern Academy Museum | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The sights and sounds of the Civil War come to life during Tryon Palace Civil War Weekend on the grounds of the historic New Bern Academy, September 14 & 15. This event features an encampment of 35th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops, our state’s first regiment of African American Union soldiers, as well as the 7th North Carolina Regiment portraying the 44th Massachusetts Infantry. All Civil War Weekend activities are free to the public.

Saturday, September 14 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
The 35th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops will begin the day with a posting of colors. During the day, visitors will be able to witness food demonstrations and regiment drills, speak with the USCT members, explore a Union medical tent, and interact with Frederick Douglas.

At 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, all units will march to the Tryon Palace South Lawn for a rifle and cannon demonstration beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 15 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
The day will begin with a Sunday Camp Church Service with the USCT. Regiment drills, food demonstrations, and medical treatments will continue to be available to visitors.

Also, discover New Bern’s Civil War history through exhibits inside the New Bern Academy Museum, which will open to the public from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Sep
17
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep
21
Sat
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home & Hearth
Sep 21 @ 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
Garden Lecture Series – September
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Garden Lecture Series - September @ Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

“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.

Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor’s Palace
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep
24
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Gardens
Sep 24 @ 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.

Sep
28
Sat
African American Heritage Tour
Sep 28 @ 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
Oct
1
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology
Oct 1 @ 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.

Oct
4
Fri
First Friday: Dueling: An Affair of Honor
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
First Friday: Dueling: An Affair of Honor @ Cullman Performance Hall in N.C. History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

One of New Bern’s most memorable historic moments is the duel between John Stanly and Richard Dobbs Spaight. But why did these elite politicians resort to solving their interpersonal problems with dueling pistols? Join Historic Interpreter Shane Mason to explore the causes and effects of honor, dueling, and codified violence from its European roots to not-so distant American history.

Oct
8
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab
Oct 8 @ 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
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


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