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Saturday, February 5, 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., Free Day: “My Life”, 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, Gateway Gallery, and Duffy Gallery.

Reduced ticket price to the North Carolina History Center Regional History Museum and Pepsi Family Center. $12 for adults and $5 for students. Sponsored by the Harold H. Bate Foundation.

Step into the shoes of the many different people of Eastern North Carolina’s past and experience what life was like for them. Learn their 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!

Saturday, February 5, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Tryon Palace Theater: Layers of History, North Carolina History Center, Cullman Performance Hall

Free admission; sponsored by the Harold H. Bate Foundation

Looking good has never been easy! Come to this light-hearted program and find out exactly what an 18th-century lady (and her servants) would have to endure to keep her dressed in high fashion.

Wednesday, February 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Tryon’s Tales for Tots: Lucy Locket and her Pocket, North Carolina History Center, Education Classroom

$6 per child, adults free; included with regular admission, Ages 3-5, with parental accompaniment.

You’re never too young for history! Pre-schoolers and parents will learn about a very important piece of colonial clothing by visiting Mrs. Tryon’s and her daughter’s rooms and making their very own colonial pocket to take home with them!

Thursday, February 10 – Thursday, February 17, Démodé Fashion Week,

DÉMODÉ (dā’mō-dā’), adj., no longer in fashion; out of date; outmoded. New York may be showing off all the latest fashions this week but come see our classics! Explore the world of 18th- century fashion through a week of programs, period demonstrations and kids craft activities. Explore our calendar for detailed information on individual fashion events throughout this week.

Thursday, February 10, 12:00 p.m., Lunch and Learn: “Fashion c. 1770”, Speaker: Laura Poppe, Tryon Palace Historic Clothing Interpreter, North Carolina History Center, Large Orientation Theater

Free admission; bring your own lunch, beverages will be provided.

Do you ever wonder how many layers Martha Washington put on every morning? Or what the term “small clothes” meant? Perhaps you’re interested in the intricacies of a well-built pair of stays or a fashionably-cut gentleman’s coat. Learn about these questions and more during our lecture on clothing worn by men and women of the late 1770s.

Friday, February 11, 7:00 p.m., Démodé Fashion Show, Waystation Auditorium
$6 per adult, $3 per student; free with regular admission.

Experience 18th-century fashion with a runway twist! Attend a fashion show that showcases the latest 18th-century fashion for all the classes.

Saturday, February 12, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Démodé Fashion Day, All Sites
Time Traveler’s Pass and Governor’s Pass cover all activities. Gardens and Galleries Pass covers only craft activities and dyeing demonstrations.

Come tour our historic buildings and learn about the clothing the Colonial Governors and their family, friends, and servants would have worn. There will also be fabric dyeing demonstrations on the Palace grounds and 18th-century fashion craft activities for the whole family in the North Carolina History Center.

Saturday, February 12, 10:00 a.m., Keeping Warm in the 18th Century – Make a Pair of Mitts Workshop, North Carolina History Center, Education Classroom

$10 per adult, $7 per student (includes $4 materials fee)

Come learn about lady’s gloves and mitts in the 18th century while making your very own pair! Wool felt will be used to construct a pair of fingerless gloves from an 18th-century pattern. Fun for modern wear too! All materials will be provided, and participants will take home their mitts and very own pattern. Some basic hand-sewing skills are helpful. Suggested age range is 12 through adult. Reservations and prepayment required by February 10th. Payments received after January 28th by credit card only. Call (252) 639-3524 to register. (Minimum enrollment: 6; maximum enrollment: 16)

Saturday, February 12, 2:00 p.m., Special Tour: Walk Through Fashion History, Tour leaves from Waystation on the corner of George and Pollock Streets

Time Traveler’s Pass or Governor’s Pass required.

Join us as we walk through the Governor’s Palace and the historic Dixon and Stanly homes while discussing fashion from the 1770s through the 1830s. We’ll take a closer look at the styles sported in paintings and garments on display, while discussing topics such as shoes, common types of fabric, hairstyles, foundation garments, and more!

Sunday, February 13, 2:00 p.m., Corsets through Time: The Evolution of Women’s Support Garments, Speaker: Laura Poppe, Tryon Palace Historic Clothing Interpreter, North Carolina History Center, Large Orientation Theater

Free admission

This special lecture will take a closer look as to how women’s undergarments have changed and developed from the heavily-boned stays of the 18th century through the first brassiere of the early 20th century.

Sunday, February 13, 3:30 p.m., Special Tour: Walk Through Fashion History, Tour leaves from Waystation on the corner of George and Pollock Streets

Time Traveler’s Pass or Governor’s Pass required.

Join us as we walk through the Governor’s Palace and the historic Dixon and Stanly homes while discussing fashion from the 1770s through the 1830s. We’ll take a closer look at the styles sported in paintings and garments on display, while discussing topics such as shoes, common types of fabric, hairstyles, foundation garments, and more!

Visit Tryon Palace’s website or call 252-639-3500 for more information.
 
Submitted by: Trish Ashburn, Marketing and Communications Manager, Tryon Palace

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