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Nearly two centuries old, the Robert Hay House at Tryon Palace is seeing current activity. Historical characters and interpreters are bringing new life into the old New Bern home.
The old New Bern Academy has had a long history since it was built in 1809, enduring the Civil War and becoming part of the public school system in 1971. But thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, the New Bern Academy has new life as it reopens as a museum.
David Stone is a real-life blacksmith. In an interview with Carl Herko, Stone discusses his work at Tryon Palace where he not only helps interpret North Carolina history, but actually creates as a smith as well.
Herko discusses the gardens and landscape of Tryon Palace in New Bern. Five staff gardeners work with an eye toward history in maintaining the grounds and presenting them as accurately as possible.
The success of activities at Tryon Palace in New Bern is owed greatly to the participation of its volunteers. From interpretation to conservation, volunteers form the backbone of the employees at Tryon Palace, often filling in where there are gaps due to funding.