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“Africa to Carolina”

Africa to Carolina
The legacies of the U.S. slave trade have extended well into present. The N.C. African American Heritage Commission seeks to explore this present-day legacy by looking to the past through its newest initiative, “Africa to Carolina.” This information session comes to Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center March 14, 2019, at 6 p.m. The “Africa […]
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Tryon Palace Announces New “Palace Scholars” Program

Tryon Palace Scholars Program
New Program Awards Field-Trip Funding for Title 1 Schools The Tryon Palace Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of Palace Scholars, an educational program linking students and educators from Title I schools with funding for field trip opportunities to Tryon Palace. Applications for the inaugural year of Palace Scholars, school year 2019/2020, open January […]
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WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews and Comfort Foods

WinterFeast New Bern, NC
January 25, 2019 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Shuck your winter shell as Tryon Palace’s WinterFeast oyster roast returns to the North Carolina History Center in 2019. Dive into a table full of fresh, local, steamed oysters, sample classic winter favorites like chowders, shrimp and grits, and jambalaya prepared by your favorite local chefs, and wash […]
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Raising the Cairo with Ed Bearss – Jan 13

USS Cairo Gunboat
Lost Ironclad Re-discovered It’s a treasure hunt story worthy of Indiana Jones, led by historian Ed Bearss. On Dec. 12, 1862, naval history was made when the Union ironclad USS Cairo (pronounced “KAY-row”), involved in the campaign against Vicksburg, was sunk in twelve short minutes in Mississippi’s Yazoo River. It was reportedly the first armored […]
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Weekend Roundup: Things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend New Bern NC
16th: Lunch and Learn: Decorating Through the Ages, 12:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500. 16th: Hairspray Auditions, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318. 16th: Spare Change Live, 7:30 p.m. at Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant and Bar. Call 252-635-3322. 16th: Explorations in the Arts: Highland Echoes – […]
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Barbour Boat Enthusiast to Present at Tryon Palace

Barbour Boat Presentation
Joe Peacos, a Barbour enthusiast, will present a lecture discussing his experience and expertise in “Restoring a Barbour Boat,” a lecture at the North Carolina History Center, Saturday, November 10, at 2 p.m. Peacos has restored several Barbour boats to their former glory, and will share the restoration process for two of his boats, a […]
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Ghostwalk Goes Forward

Bill Hand - Ghostwalk
Tickets Now Available For 28 years, Ghostwalk has endured whatever mother nature sends along.  This year she sent Florence.  For many New Bernians this means much flooding and damage.  Many prayers, good wishes and offers of help continue to come in to our wonderful town.  As we all work back toward normalcy, the New Bern […]
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