Monday, May 12, 2008

This Week Downtown

Our plein air painting workshop is tomorrow & Wednesday. Looking at the weather it looks like we'll luck out! We'll be painting in the historic district. Can't wait.

Other things going on this week are:

African American Lecture
Location of Event: Tryon Palace Visitor Center Auditorium
Date & Times: May 15, 2008 at 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: Free
Contact Name: Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens
Contact Number: (252) 514-4900 or (800) 767-1560
Website Address:
Organization Name: Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens
Organization Address: 610 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560
Brief Description: Come enjoy guest speaker Dr. William Anderson, Professor of History at Western Carolina University. Although most people are familiar with how the Native Americans adopted the white man’s culture and became “Americanized,” many are not aware of what we borrowed from the Indians. They affected virtually every aspect of our lives today including language, government, literature, recreation, medicine, hygiene and food. European impact on Cherokee culture was most devastating to nature. Europeans also influenced Cherokee politics and society and threatened their entire belief system. Their influence also brought dramatic changes in population size, settlement patterns and men’s and woman’s traditional roles. Although some European influences were positive, most were negative, and much of the Cherokee culture was lost forever.

Tour Behind Closed Doors
May 17, 10-4.Would you like to see the view from the top floor of the Elks Building plus 8 other interesting sites?
Take the “Tour Behind Closed Doors” presented by the Preservation Foundation,
Tickets $10 and can be purchased at NBPF, Historical Society, Bank of the Arts, or Harris Teeter. Other sites to see include The Fenner House, Judge Nunn Office, NCNB Bank Building, Blondies, The George Street Mews (3 houses) and the Old West Street Library. More information call NBPF 633-6448.
Photo is from the Sun Journal
Charles & Carolyn Peterson, Foundation Coordinators, 252-633-6448, Fax: 252-633-4428, For more info

5/18 Tryon Palace South Lawn Concert Series – Pack a picnic and join your family and friends for the first concert of our 2008 South Lawn Concert Series. Enjoy a performance by our very own Craven Community Concert Band. Please bring your won chairs and blankets, but leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information please contact Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens at (252) 514-4900 or (800) 767-1560 or visit their website at

See you on the streets!! Jan

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