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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
19
Thu
African American Lecture Series: “World War I: What is it Good for?”
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
African American Lecture Series: "World War I: What is it Good for?" @ Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center | Memphis | Tennessee | United States

World War I was a transformative moment in African American history. Migration, military service, racial violence, and political protest combined made World War I one of the most dynamic periods of the African American experience. The war coincided with the Great Migration, one of the largest internal movements of people in American history.

Culturally, the impacts of the Great Migration changed the impact of life for those migrating to the North, Northwest and the Northeastern parts of the United States.  Observe as we trace those steps and the impact on the nation, African American History, and life during this period while overcoming these obstacles to better their plight in a new found period of victory over oppression.

Sep
20
Fri
First Friday: “Military Camp Life”
Sep 20 @ 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
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
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
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
Oct
29
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Gardens
Oct 29 @ 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.

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
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
Dec
7
Sat
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony @ North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Tryon Palace will commemorate the 78th anniversary on the attack on Pearl Harbor with a remembrance ceremony at the North Carolina History Center Saturday, Dec. 7. This free program is open to the public and begins at Cullman Performance Hall, located inside the North Carolina History Center, at 11 a.m.

This event commemorates the 78th anniversary of the day Japanese airplanes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in 1941. More than 2,300 Americans died during the attack that officially began the United States’ involvement in World War II.

Location:
Cullman Hall in the North Carolina History Center
Dec
10
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology
Dec 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.



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