Chairs in the Trees

Chairs in the Trees

Presented by Donna Washington, Master Storyteller. Free to Attend! Donna Washington returns to Tryon Palace on July 20, with Chairs in the Trees, a collection of personal narratives that touch on the racial issues in America and what it was like to travel across...
Juneteenth Stories of Survival and Laughter!

Juneteenth Stories of Survival and Laughter!

Come and celebrate the jubilation of Juneteenth with a little history. Hear how folktale characters such as Anansi, the god of stories, wisdom, knowledge and trickery, Brer Rabbit, who can outsmart Brer Fox and Brer Bear, and the tragic story about the Sun and Moon,...
Colored Silk: A Mother’s Civil War Odyssey

Colored Silk: A Mother’s Civil War Odyssey

Performance based upon the Life of ELIZABETH KECKLEY (1818 – 1907) The first of our African American History Lecture Series this year, is also in celebration of Black History Month. Tryon Palace is excited to offer this inspiring performance. TAMI TYREE: Playwright,...
Harriet Jacobs

Harriet Jacobs

How far would you go to stay near your children? Harriet Jacobs was a young, enslaved woman in Edenton, NC who did what she needed to do. “Harriet Jacobs” by award winning play write Lydia R. Diamond, is based on Harriet’s autobiography. In her book “Incidents in the...
Harriet Jacobs

Harriet Jacobs

How far would you go to stay near your children? Harriet Jacobs was a young, enslaved woman in Edenton, NC who did what she needed to do. “Harriet Jacobs” by award winning play write Lydia R. Diamond, is based on Harriet’s autobiography. In her book “Incidents in the...