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March 2018

Hardy’s “General Lee’s Immortals” Lecture and Book Signing

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Two decades after the end of the Civil War, former Confederate officer Riddick Gatlin bewailed the lack of history of the famous Branch-Lane Brigade, within which he had served. “Who has ever written a line to tell of the sacrifices, the suffering and the ending of these more than immortal men?” he said. “Why has the history of that brigade not been written?” With the publication of General Lee’s Immortals: The Battles and Campaigns of the Branch-Lane Brigade in the…

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Gardens Lecture Series: “You Can Have Your Yard and Eat It Too!”

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The March 10th Tryon Palace garden lecture series will feature Dr. Lucy Bradley, NC State Extension specialist and professor, presenting “You can have your yard and eat it too!” The lecture will focus on how to incorporate edible plants into a home landscape. Dr. Bradley directs the Urban Horticulture program which includes consumer horticulture, community gardening, therapeutic horticulture and the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program. This lecture is free and begins at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the…

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Palace Pours: Luck of the Irish

March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Engage with local history and friends while imbibing a selection of alcoholic beverages at Palace Pours: History After Hours, held every other month at rotating locations around Tryon Palace. The beverages being featured during this Palace Pours are still being determined. Palace Pours is open to ages 21 and over. Ticket price includes flight of beer (3 4oz samples), additional alcohol available for purchase. Non-alcoholic beverages also available. Location: Bate Commons at the North Carolina History Center Event Price: $12…

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African American Lecture Series: “Ain’t I A Woman Too?”

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Elisha Minter, storyteller, actress and musician, will share the stories from the past using technology and visuals. Enjoy a pictorial history and oral storytelling of African American women in the war regarding inequality, women’s rights and the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Relive the historical movements of African American women as we view and highlight several key participants from the Civil War to the present in the struggle for equal rights for women and black women. These stories will pay homage to…

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Lunch and Learn: Women of New Bern During the Civil War

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Tryon Palace Staff to learn more about the women of New Bern during the Civil War. From the Catholic Sisters of Mercy who nursed Federal wounded and lived in the Stanly House to nurse and Confederate spy Emeline Pigott, this program will explore both strategic contributions and everyday lives of women during the war years. This monthly brownbag lunch series will be held in the North Carolina History Center. Tickets for each event are $6 per person and free…

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Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rob Jones, Tryon Palace Multi-Media Coordinator, will take visitors on a tour inside the technology that operates the interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center. Get an in-depth look into making history come alive and learn how Tryon Palace combines modern technology with meeting educational goals inside the Pepsi Family Center and Regional History Museum. Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs. Location: Tour begins and ends at…

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