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North Carolina teachers are invited to register for a FREE workshop in New Bern hosted by George Washington's Mount Vernon and Tryon Palace. This opportunity has been made possible through the generous support of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.

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Tryon Palace - New Bern, North Carolina

Join George Washington's Mount Vernon and Tryon Palace for a FREE one-day workshop in New Bern, North Carolina. A Visit from George Washington: Redefining Government in the 18th Century will explore the precedents set by George Washington as well as regional and state government officials during the early years of the Republic. Gather new resources and techniques for teaching history and civics in North Carolina through interactive tours, expert lectures, and classroom application workshops. 

PLEASE NOTE: Limited funding assistance for substitute teachers is available for this workshop. Please contact Lucy Smith for more information.


8:00am  Registration and Coffee
8:30am  Welcome and Outcomes for the Program
8:45am  LECTURE: A Discussion of George Washington's 1791 Presidential Visit
to North Carolina and His Views on State and Federal Powers
10:00am TOUR: Guided Tour of Tyron Palace
12:15pm Lunch (Provided) and Resource Overview 
1:00pm LECTURE: The Formation of North Carolina Government 
1:45pm  CLASSROOM APPLICATION: Civics Related to Historical Context
2:15pm Conclusion and Evaluation