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May
25
Sat
African American Heritage Tour
May 25 @ 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
May
26
Sun
Memorial Day at Tryon Palace
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Memorial 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 Memorial Day. Since Tryon Palace is closed to the public on Mondays, the free admission will be granted on Sunday, May 26.

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.

Location:
Tryon Palace, North Carolina History Center

Event Price

Free Admission with Proof of Service
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone:
252-639-3500
May
28
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop
May 28 @ 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
Jun
8
Sat
Barbour Boats Exhibit
Jun 8 2019 @ 9:00 am – Jan 12 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Barbour Boats Exhibit @ Duffy Exhibition Gallery at the North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Join us in the re-installation of the popular Barbour Boats 2018 exhibit, which unfortunately had to be closed for almost 5 months because of damage from Hurricane Florence. The exhibit lenders have generously agreed to extend the loan of their museum objects and private collection items so that our visitors have an opportunity to learn about this important New Bern company and their dedication to craftsmanship. The Barbour Boats Exhibit will be open to the public until January 12, 2020 in the Duffy Exhibition Gallery inside the North Carolina History Center.

Garden Lecture Series – June
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Garden Lecture Series - June @ Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Our 2019 garden lecture series continues, Saturday, June 8 with a pollinator-based lecture since June is Pollinator Month. Come learn about the important insects that make your world a better place!

This lecture is free and begins at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.

Jun
12
Wed
The History of Barbour Boats
Jun 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The History of Barbour Boats @ The Chelsea | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Join the New Bern Historical Society and Tryon Palace’s Research Historian Lindy Cummings for Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, June 12 at 11:30am at the Chelsea Restaurant as she shares the remarkable story of New Bern’s Barbour Boats. From a modest background in Swansboro, master carpenter and shipwright Herbert W. Barbour moved to New Bern and founded a shipyard in 1932 that would eventually employ 1200 workers during World War II. The ingredients of this success story are determination, hard work, and pride. Barbour Boat Works operated on the banks of the Trent River from 1932 until 1997. Always family owned and operated, the boat works built everything from naval vessels during the Second World War to world-class racing hulls and pleasure craft. This talk covers the history of the works as well as the process of researching and developing the Barbour Boats exhibit in the North Carolina History Center Duffy Gallery.
Lindy Cummings holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Indiana University and Miami University of Ohio and has completed additional graduate work at University of Maryland College Park. Originally from Indiana, she and her husband Lance moved to North Carolina in 2014 and made New Bern their home in 2016.
The Historical Society is excited to be hosting this presentation. Executive Director Mickey Miller explains, “So many people are connected to Barbour Boats through family, employment, or simple enjoyment. We expect this to be another very popular presentation!”
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: brown butter barbeque chicken with gourmet macaroni & cheese and mixed vegetable medley or salmon brie pasta. Both are served with rolls, carrot cake, tea and coffee.

Jun
15
Sat
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home & Hearth
Jun 15 @ 4:15 pm
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
Jun 15 @ 9:15 pm – 10:30 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
Jun
18
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop
Jun 18 @ 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
Jun
19
Wed
African American Heritage & Cultural Center
Jun 19 @ 11:04 pm – 11:19 pm
African American Heritage & Cultural Center
An evening to celebrate the launch of The African American Heritage & Cultural Center and JUNETEENTH

Celebrate the launch of The African American Heritage & Cultural Center of New Bern. JUNETEENTH, June 19 is chosen because of its historic significance. JUNETEENTH commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. The Center will work with organizations and groups to present events & programs celebrating the historic impact and progress of African American heritage and culture in Eastern North Carolina. It starts in 2019! Live Dance. Theater. Musical Performances & Concerts. Food Festivals. Family and Community Activities. Art Exhibits and Guest Artist Forums. Oral History Interviews. Storytelling. Exhibits of Personal Artifacts & Family Collections. This event welcomes all to support The Center and its events.

Jun
22
Sat
African American Heritage Tour
Jun 22 @ 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
Jun
25
Tue
Jonkonnu Workshops
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 6 @ 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.

Jul
2
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop
Jul 2 @ 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
4
Thu
The Glorious Fourth
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Glorious Fourth @ Tryon Palace  | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

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.

Jul
9
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab
Jul 9 @ 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
Jul
10
Wed
Encore: Reflections on the Great War
Jul 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Encore: Reflections on the Great War @ The Chelsea | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

If you missed this great presentation in May, here is another opportunity! Mark Sandvigen’s lively presentation sold out early the first time, so be sure to act quickly on this second chance!

It has been 100 years since World War I, the “War to End All Wars”. Mark Sandvigen will join the New Bern Historical Society once again at the Chelsea Restaurant July 10 at 11:30am for Lunch & Learn with a look back from the United States entry into WWI in 1917 to the return of our service men and women in 1919. His presentation, A Distant Mirror: Craven County and Reflections on the Great War, 1917-1920, is a Craven County story as well as North Carolina story covering the impact of the War and how it changed every facet of our lives. This is not a presentation about dates and battles but rather a thoughtful look at society as a whole and how the War brought changes in almost everything: what we thought about, our patriotic values, what was popular, what was funny, what was known and what we would find out. This was presented in May and sold out quickly, so be sure to get your reservations early!
Mark Sandvigen, a retired U.S. Naval Officer and senior executive for several Fortune 500 companies, brings a unique perceptive to this forgotten chapter in our history. Mark’s interest in the Great War began with his Grandfather who fought in the 91st Pine Tree Division during the 100 days leading to the Armistice. Pursuing his Grandfather’s legacy led to walking the battlefields and trenches of the Western Front along with visiting the WWI memorials and museums of the allied powers. His investigations and perspective will provide an illuminating, and sometimes amusing look at the home and military life of North Carolinians and New Bernians of that era.
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.

Jul
12
Fri
First Friday: Treasures from the Attic
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
First Friday: Treasures from the Attic @ Cullman Performance Hall in N.C. History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

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.

Jul
13
Sat
Garden Lecture Series – July
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Garden Lecture Series - July @ Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

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.

Jul
20
Sat
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home & Hearth
Jul 20 @ 4:15 pm
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 @ 9:15 pm – 10:30 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


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