World War I Takes Over Tryon Palace with Artifacts, Collections, Exhibit

World War I Exhibit

Two-day event for WWI Weekend set for July 17-18

World War I Weekend will be held at Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 17-18, in downtown New Bern. This first-time event invites visitors to discover the stories and images of World War I through artifacts, photos, re-enactors and exhibits.

WWI collectors will fill Mattocks Hall, showcasing their rare and interesting collections that include weapons, uniforms, photos and many more one-of-a-kind items from The Great War.

North Carolina in the Great War, an exhibit in the Duffy Exhibition Gallery, will also be open and full of artifacts, photos and uniforms documenting North Carolina’s contributions to the war effort. One of the highlights of the exhibit is a life-size model trench like the ones that used on the battlefields of WWI.

For more information call 252-639-3500 or visit

Upcoming events at Tryon Palace include:

July 17: Lunch and Learn: Francisco de Miranda’s Journey to America

July 18: The U.S. Life Saving Service and the SS Mirlo

July 21: Jonkonnu Workshop

July 25: Injured Soldiers, Wounded Societies

Submitted by: Craig Ramey, Marketing and Communications, Manager, Tryon Palace

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