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New Bern, NC United States

February 2020

African American Heritage Tour Lecture

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$6

Tryon Palace’s African American Heritage Walking Tour explores the history and heritage of more than 20 historic locations around downtown New Bern. New Bern served as a haven for many African Americans during the early stages of the Civil War after Union forces occupied New Bern in 1862. The city’s African American population was the majority population in the area from 1800 to the 1930s. Conditions like this allowed the African American community to thrive in New Bern. Many of…

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Tryon Palace’s Cultural Arts Series Presents: Noche de Romance

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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$40

Avoid the crowds and join us in the North Carolina History Center to celebrate Valentine’s Day belatedly. That evening, we’ll escape to the Andaluz region of Spain and experience music performed by Raleigh-based Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band. This talented group of Flamenco musicians from around the world is also known to incorporate contemporary favorites such as Led Zeppelin, Santana, and the Eagles all in the band’s signature flamenco style. Add ambiance and the emotional power of their talented…

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How Did We Get Here from There?

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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$13

NEW BERN, NC, Following WWII, New Bern’s waterfront area was rather an eyesore.  Now we have the beautiful award-winning downtown we all love. How did that happen?  The New Bern Historical Society will host Susan Moffat-Thomas, retired Executive Director, Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp, as she describes that 40-year process. On Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2pm at the North Carolina History Center, Moffat-Thomas will provide an overview of the post WWII decline of downtown, the demolition of its waterfront and…

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How Did We Get Here from There? 2

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Carolina History Center New Bern, NC United States + Google Map
$13

NEW BERN, NC, Following WWII, New Bern’s waterfront area was rather an eyesore.  Now we have the beautiful award-winning downtown we all love. How did that happen?  The New Bern Historical Society will host Susan Moffat-Thomas, retired Executive Director, Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp, as she describes that 40-year process. On Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2pm at the North Carolina History Center, Moffat-Thomas will provide an overview of the post WWII decline of downtown, the demolition of its waterfront and…

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March 2020

First Friday: “Revolutionary War”

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$6

On Friday, March 6, join Gary Riggs, Tryon Palace Interpretive Programs Coordinator, as he discusses the Revolutionary War.

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Taste of Coastal Carolina 2020

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina History Center New Bern, NC United States + Google Map
$95 – $180

Mark your calendars – Taste of Coastal Carolina will return on March 10th, with delicious restaurants, great beer and wine, and fun – all to benefit your RIVERKEEPERS®! NEW THIS YEAR: Early Bird Ticket Pricing until 2/15! Get your Taste tickets for $95/single, $180/couple, $900/table - but hurry, prices go up 2/16! The event will return to the NC History Center, and promises to be the best yet. Ever have that argument "what should we eat for dinner?" Well, you…

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Sham-Rockin’ 2020

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Save the Date! Note: Tickets will go on sale soon! Be sure and come back and visit our page to learn more! WHEN: Friday, March 13th, 2020, 6-10 PM; dinner will be served from 6-8:30 PM WHERE: Tryon Palace History Center & patio Gather your family and friends, get your green on, and join us for The Rotary Club of New Bern’s Sham-Rockin’ 2020, A St. Patrick’s Celebration, Friday, March 13th! The event will be held at the beautiful North…

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Garden Lecture Series – March

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Our 2020 Garden Lecture Series continues, Saturday, March 14, features a free showing of “The Biggest Little Farm”. The movie focuses on a couple and their journey to turn an old farm into a profitable living, and the challenges they face as they attempt to farm with nature. After the showing, Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, and Jennifer Knight, Craven County Master Gardener, will lead a discussion on how to incorporate some of these ideas into your…

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