North Carolina History Education Center Opening in 2010

Opening in 2010, the North Carolina History Education Center will debut during New Bern NC’s 300th Anniversary Celebration.

Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, the Center’s operator, has as its mission “to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement and development of statehood through the mid twentieth century by collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation”.    The Education Center will undoubtedly become a key component in fulfilling this mission.

The new Education Center will encompass 48,000 square feet of building on six acres adjacent to the Palace gardens on the Trent River.  Visitors will find four major history museum galleries, a performance hall, and other educational spaces.  New Bern and Carolina Colours real estate owners  are anxiously awaiting the grand opening of this wonderful addition to the already diverse historical programs available to New Bern property owners and visitors.