>Grand Opening Celebration of the North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace

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Calendar of Events: October 21 – 24, 2010

Thursday, October 21:
– 7pm – 10:30pm: Grand Opening Gala Celebration, North Carolina (NC) History Center, advanced reservations required

Friday, October 22:
– 11am: North Carolina History Center Opening Ceremony and Dedication, NC History Center, Main
   (East) Entrance
– 12:30pm – 5pm, Public Reception & Tour, NC History Center
– 1pm – 5pm, North Carolina’s Native Plants, NC History Center, Rand Waterfront Walkway
– 1pm – 5 pm, Hands-On History: Colonial Life, NC History Center, Mattocks Hall
– 1pm – 5pm, Craft Your Own History: Jonkonnu Masks, NC History Center, Mattocks Hall
– 2pm and 4 pm, Tryon Palace Theater: “Meet John Lawson”, NC History Center, Cullman Performance
   Hall
– 9am – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Felting, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Colonnades
– 9am – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Basket Weaving, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Colonnades
– 9am – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Natural Dyeing, Tryon Palace Historic Area, North Lawn
– 9am – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Blacksmithing, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Blacksmith Shop
– 9am – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Costume Dress-Up, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Trades Building
– 9am – 3pm, Crafts from the Past: Hearth Cooking, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Kitchen Office
– 9am – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Quilting, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Robert Hay House
– 1pm – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Leather Balls, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Stable Office
– 1pm – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Candle Molding, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Kitchen Office
– 1pm – 5pm, Colonial Lawn Games, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Center Courtyard
– 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm, Music in the Air: Craven Consort, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Stable Office
   Courtyard
– 10am, 1pm, 3pm, Clockwork Clowns, Tryon Palace Historic Area, North Lawn
– 1pm – 2pm, Tomorrow’s Historians, North Carolina History Center, Education Classroom
– 4pm: Do You Jonkonnu? NC History Center, Cullman Performance Hall
– 6pm – 9pm, JAZZ, BLUES & BBQ, NC History Center

Saturday, October 23:
– 9am – 5pm, Grand Opening Celebration, NC History Center
– 9am – 12pm, Symposium: “The History of the North Carolina History Center: A Case Study of Creating
   and Building a New Interactive and Immersive Museum in America”, NC History Center, Cullman
   Performance Hall
– 10am – 4pm, Hands-On History: Colonial Life, NC History Center, Mattocks Hall
– 10am – 4pm, Hands-On History: You Be the Historian, NC History Center, Mattocks Hall
– 10am – 4pm, Hands-On History: Plant Bingo, NC History Center, Mattocks Hall
– 10am – 12 noon, Craft Your Own History: Make a Pocket, NC History Center, Mattocks Hall
– 1pm – 3pm, Craft Your Own History: Make a Cockade, NC History Center, Mattocks Hall
– 11am, “Native Plants for Wet Landscapes”, Speaker: Dr. Tom Glasgow, Craven County Extension
   Director, NC History Center, Large Orientation Theater
– 12pm, “North Carolina Slave Narratives: New Bern and Beyond”, Speaker: Dr. Reginald Watson,
   Associate Professor of English, East Carolina University, NC History Center, Large Orientation Theater
– 11:30am, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, Tryon’s Tales for Tots: “Leave it to Weavers”, NC History Center, Education
   Classroom
– 11am, 2pm, 4pm, Music in the Air: North Raleigh Christian Academy Choir, NC History Center, Bate
   Commons
– 1pm and 3pm, Music in the Air: Dean Shostak, NC History Center, Cullman Performance Hall
– 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, Otto the Sword Swallower, NC History Center, Bate Commons
– 10am, 1pm, 3pm, Palace Gardens Walking Tour, Leaves from the former Tryon Palace Visitor Center –
   now Way Station – located on the corner of George and Pollock Streets
– 9am – 5pm, People of the Past: New Bern’s Leading Ladies, Tryon Palace Historic Area, the Governors
   Palace and Historic Homes
– 9am – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Blacksmithing, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Blacksmith Shop
– 9am – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Costume Dress-Up, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Trades Building
– 9am – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Leather Balls, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Stable Office
– 9am – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Candle Molding, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Kitchen Office
– 9am – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Tape Looms, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Kitchen Office
– 9am – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Quilting, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Robert Hay House
– 9am – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Hand-Sewn Doll Clothes, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Robert Hay
   House
– 9am – 5pm, Colonial Lawn Games, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Center Courtyard
– 9am – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Felting, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Colonnades
– 9am – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Cornhusk Dolls, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Colonnades
– 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, and 4:30pm, Music in the Air: Craven Consort, Tryon Palace Historic Area,
   Stable Office Courtyard
– 10am, 2pm, 4pm, Clockwork Clowns, Tryon Palace Historic Area, North Lawn
– 6:30pm – 9:30pm, History After Dark: Music on the Commons, NC History Center: Bate Commons,
   Lawson’s Landing Cafe and Rand Waterfront Walkway on the Trent River
– 1pm – 5pm, Grand Opening Celebration, NC History Center
– 1pm – 5pm, Hands-On History: Our Musical Past, NC History Center, Mattocks Hall

Sunday, October 24:
– 1pm – 5pm, Craft Your Own History: Make a Musical Shaker, NC History Center, Mattocks Hall
– 1:30pm and 3:30pm, Tryon’s Tales for Tots: “Fifes Up!”, NC History Center, Education Classroom
– 2pm: Music in the Air: Craven Consort, NC History Center, Cullman Performance Hall
– 3pm: The Hymnfest Choir, NC History Center, Cullman Performance Hall
– 4pm: The Juneteenth Choir, NC History Center, Cullman Performance Hall
– 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, Otto the Sword Swallower, NC History Center, Bate Commons
– 2pm and 4pm, Music in the Air: Tryon Palace Fife & Drum Corps, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Center
   Courtyard
– 1:30pm and 3:30pm, Palace Gardens Walking Tour, Leaves from the former Tryon Palace Visitor Center –
   now Way Station – located on the corner of George and Pollock Streets
– 1pm – 5pm, Cannon Loading Demonstrations, Tryon Palace Historic Area, North Lawn
– 1pm – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Leather Balls, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Stable Office
– 1pm – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Candle Molding, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Kitchen Office
– 1pm – 5pm, Colonial Lawn Games, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Center Courtyard
– 1pm – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Spinning, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Kitchen Office
– 1pm – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Quilting, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Robert Hay House
– 1pm – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Felting, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Colonnades
– 1pm – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Basket Weaving, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Robert Hay House
– 1pm – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Blacksmithing, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Blacksmith Shop
– 1pm – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Costume Dress-Up, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Trades Building
– 1pm – 5pm, Crafts from the Past: Cornhusk Dolls, Tryon Palace Historic Area, Colonnades

For more information, prices, and updates on the Grand Opening of the North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace, visit their website and click on the Calendar or call 1-800-767-1560.

Submitted by: Trish Ashburn, Marketing and Communications Manager, Tryon Palace, 252-639-3511

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