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A taste of Tryon Palace up for auction in New Bern

A taste of Tryon Palace up for auction in New Bern (New Bern Historical Society)

You have a chance to get your hands on a tasty piece of history this December.

Sitting in the window of Bella's Cafe is Tryon Palace. It's a work of art you can add to your Christmas decorations and it's made of gingerbread.

The New Bern Historical Society is holding a silent auction on site with bidding running through Dec. 15th inside Bella’s Café.

This work of art is created by Mary Hamilton Chiles as a tribute to her mother, and Historical Society Board Member and tireless volunteer, Nancy Chiles. Nancy was key in the Historical Society’s success last year with the first Gingerbread Contest. Mary Hamilton has donated her work to be auctioned with the proceeds supporting New Bern Historical Society projects. The silent auction is set up inside Bella's Cafe & Catering at 323 Middle Street.

The Tryon Palace gingerbread is part of the 2nd annual Gingerbread House Contest and Display presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Wonderful gingerbread creations are displayed at merchants all throughout downtown New Bern.

“We send our unending thanks to Mary Hamilton Chiles for this beautiful work remembering a beautiful lady!” explained Executive Director Mickey Miller.

All of the gingerbread houses will be in place until December 18th.

The mission of the New Bern Historical Society is to celebrate and promote New Bern and its heritage through events and education. Offices are located in the historic Attmore Oliver House at 511 Broad Street in New Bern. For more information, call (252) 638-8558 or go to New Bern Historical Society's website or their Facebook page.

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