Saturday, February 4 ~ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Courtesy of a generous grant from the Harold H. Bate Foundation
On Saturday, February 4, join Tryon Palace on a special day that looks at the many conflicts that shaped our history, from the first settlements of Eastern North Carolina to the rebuilding of a nation torn apart by war. Learn these stories by visiting the first floors of our historic buildings and our gardens and by joining in on hands-on crafts, games, and activities for the whole family – all free of charge, courtesy of a generous grant by the Harold H. Bate Foundation.
Admission will be free to the gardens, first floors of the historic buildings, and the North Carolina History Center’s Mattocks Hall and Gateway Gallery. A special reduced ticket price — $10 for adults and $3 for students – will be available for admission to the North Carolina History Center Regional History Museum, Pepsi Family Center and Duffy Gallery. Also included in that ticket is entrée to a special performance by the Tryon Palace Theater. In “Steel and Satin, you’ll join a few of the Stanlys, one of New Bern’s political first families, as different generations present their interpretation of how their family helped to shape America from its formation through to the Civil War when this truly was a house divided. Tickets to this performance alone are $6 for adults, $3 for students.
Go on an adventure “In Search of Independence” by spending Saturday, February 4 at Tryon Palace.
For more information, please call 252-639-3500 or contact Karen Ipock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, February 4, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free Day: In Search of Independence
Tryon Palace North Carolina History Center and Historic Area
Free admission to Gardens, first floors of Historic Buildings, and the North Carolina History Center’s Mattocks Hall and Gateway Gallery
Reduced ticket price to the North Carolina History Center Regional History Museum, Duffy Gallery, and Pepsi Family Center. $10 for adults and $3 for students.
Sponsored by the Harold H. Bate Foundation.
Join Tryon Palace on a special day that looks at the many conflicts that shaped our history, from the first settlements of Eastern North Carolina to the rebuilding of a nation torn apart by war. Learn these stories by visiting the first floors of our historic buildings and our gardens and by joining in on hands-on crafts and activities for the whole family – all free of charge!
About Tryon Palace
Tryon Palace, located in New Bern, NC, is part of the Office of Archives and History, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Tryon Palace is one of North Carolina’s most significant historic sites. It is the home of the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina’s first colonial and first state capitol, and includes historic buildings, gardens and the North Carolina History Center, which revolutionizes the visitor experience through use of the latest interactive technology. The History Center includes galleries, a performance hall, the museum store and a waterfront café. Tryon Palace’s mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement in 1710, the development of statehood and into the mid-twentieth century. It is dedicated to collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.
Main entry to Tryon Palace is North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St., New Bern. Tickets and visitor information are available there. Visitor information is also available at the Tryon Palace Way Station, corner of George and Pollock streets in New Bern. For directions and further information about special events, programs or group tours, employment and more, visit our web site: www.tryonpalace.org or phone (800) 767-1560 or (252) 639-3500.
About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives.
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources champions North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.