Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 12:55:43 -0400 From: email@example.com Subject: Spring Home School Day at Tryon Palace Spring Home School Day at Tryon Palace CivilMessage 1 of 1 , Apr 2, 2012View Source
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 12:55:43 -0400
Subject: Spring Home School Day at Tryon Palace
Spring Home School Day
at Tryon Palace
Civil War Days
Friday, May 4 ~ 9 am to 5 pmWhat would it be like to witness your country divide into two? What if your family chose two different sides in a war? Step back and experience life in North Carolina during the Civil War at Tryon Palace's Spring Home School Day: "Civil War Days" on Friday, May 4th, 2012.Home school families will not only get a chance to tour our historic buildings, but can also visit our state-of-the-art North Carolina History Center with a special interactive gallery designed especially for school age children.
Each family or group that registers will be given a packet at check-in that will include a map of the day's activities, a suggested reading list on the Civil War, and activities that can be done at home to continue the day's learning. And don't miss the latest version of our Living History Classroom, "Life During Wartime."Galleries and tours will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will also be Civil War-era games, hands-on crafts, demonstrations, and special activities designed for families from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm throughout the entire site. Bring your picnic lunch and spend a day immersed in the past!
- Special opening of the New Bern Academy Museum: Enjoy the New Bern Academy's Civil War exhibit and the Academy Museum's other exhibits. A Civil War in interactive gallery cart will also be on display.
- Civil War-Era musket demonstrations and interactive drilling: Experience what it was like to be a soldier during the war by participating in drill and watching musket firing demonstrations.
- New Bern Occupied:Hear the stories of the soldiers, civilians, and the buildings they inhabited in occupied New Bern through special Civil War-themed tours of the historic Dixon and Stanly houses by costumed guides.
- Preparing for War:Experience what women on both sides did to prepare at the outbreak of the American Civil War by crafting a "cartridge" for the troops.
- Scavenger Hunt:Learn what it was like to
be a civilian during the war by participating in a site wide scavenger hunt with a special prize at the end.
- Capture the Flag: Enjoy a friendly game of capture the flag on the Palace's South Lawn while you learn about the Battle of New Bern.
- Let's Play Ball: Have fun playing games popular during the Civil War including an early form of baseball.
Civil War Craft Activity: Make a special decoder to use during the scavenger hunt, design a journal and use your very own cedar pencil to write about your visit, and even construct envelopes like they did during the war to pass letters to your friends.
Email our Group Services Coordinator or call (252) 639-3524 before Wednesday, May 2nd to register and get the early registration rate of $10 per student and $12 per adult (tickets valid for one day). Tickets will also be available at the Ticket Desk the day of the event for $12 per student and $15 per adult.About Tryon Palace
Tryon Palace, located in New Bern, NC, is part of the Office of Archives and History, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Tryon Palace is one of North Carolina's most significant historic sites. It is the home of the Governor's Palace, North Carolina's first colonial and first state capitol, and includes historic buildings, gardens and the North Carolina History Center, which revolutionizes the visitor experience through use of the latest interactive technology. The History Center includes galleries, a performance hall, the museum store and a waterfront café. Tryon Palace's mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement in 1710, the development of statehood and into the mid-twentieth century. It is dedicated to collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.
Main entry to Tryon Palace is North Carolina History Centerat Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St., New Bern. Tickets and visitor information are available there. For directions and further information about special events, programs or group tours, employment and more, visit our web site: www.tryonpalace.org or phone (800) 767-1560 or (252) 639-3500.Tryon Palace | 529 South Front Street | New Bern | NC | 28562