Tryon Palace


North Carolina State Budget Causes Concerns for Tryon Palace

RALEIGH, NC July 9, 2014 – Uncertainty clouds North Carolina’s first state capitol. Negotiations are underway between the House and the Senate for funding of Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center. Senate budget leaders did not include adequate funding for Tryon Palace relative to the House and Governor’s […]


Twin Rivers Quilters Exhibition Stitches Together Folk Art, History

NEW BERN, NC Feb. 20, 2014 – The Twin Rivers Quilters Guild Exhibition will open at Tryon Palace’s Duffy Gallery this Friday, Feb. 21. Highlighting the convergence of memories, history, and craft through quilting, this beautifully-pieced show features locally-made quilts, and is free to the public. For over almost 200 […]


Featured Vocalist from “12 Years a Slave” to Perform at Palace on Feb. 20

NEW BERN, NC Feb. 10, 2014 – Tami Tyree, an actress, historian, musicologist, and featured vocalist in the movie “12 Years a Slave,” will help Tryon Palace honor Black History Month with a musical lecture entitled “New York and the 19th-Century Slavery Question.” Hosted by Tryon Palace’s monthly African American […]


Tryon Palace to Offer Free Admission During ‘Free Day’

NEW BERN, NC January 24, 2014 — Tryon Palace will offer free admittance to all visitors during “Free Day: Forget Me Not,” held Saturday, Feb. 1. Free Day invites the public to enjoy a full day of guided tours, hands-on activities, crafts and discounted admission to exhibits inside the North Carolina History […]


John Wright Stanly of New Bern, Debtor to Financier

RALEIGH, NC December 18, 2013 – On December 18, 1742, John Wright Stanly was born. As a young man living in Jamaica, Stanly partnered with shipping merchants to export cargo from the Caribbean to the American colonies. One partnership proved disastrous; a Philadelphia merchant accused Stanly of owing him money […]


History, Arts, Music from Cultural Resources Add Bright Shine to the Holiday Season

RALEIGH, NC November 26, 2013 – The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources offers a bounty of holiday celebrations this season. Families will find festive fun to fit any budget at art and history museums, historic sites and from the North Carolina Symphony. Events free unless fee is indicated. Please […]


Celebrate Veterans Day Across North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC October 28, 2013 – With seven U.S. military installations of its own, North Carolina is the home of many veterans. From marching with the Army to swimming with the Marines, to flying with the Air Force and to securing the land with the Coast Guard, North Carolina has […]


FOX TV Hit Sleepy Hollow and Other TV/Film Productions Find Great Locations at N.C. State Historic Sites

RALEIGH, NC September 19, 2013 – When the newly debuted FOX TV series Sleepy Hollow needed a vintage location that could seem frozen in time, it was found on the grounds of historic Tryon Palace in New Bern. The rebuilt 1700s home of colonial Gov. William Tryon was the perfect […]


FOX’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Returning to Tryon Palace for Additional Filming

Film Crews Set to Use Palace Courtyard, Stanly House and Stable, Sept. 22-27 NEW BERN, NC September 19, 2013 — FOX’s new TV series “Sleepy Hollow” will visit Tryon Palace next week to film various scenes on the Palace grounds and inside the Stanly House. Visitors will be able to […]


Stanly-Spaight Duel Takes Aim at Labor Day Weekend

Tryon Palace Brings Famous Story to Life on Saturday, Aug. 31 NEW BERN, NC August 23, 2013 — Gunfire and drumrolls will echo across Tryon Palace’s South Lawn during a live reenactment of the Stanly-Spaight Duel, held Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Aug. 31. This famous story traces back to […]