In light of Governor Cooper's state of emergency declaration and guidance regarding canceling or postponing large gathers in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, this event has been canceled. Please pay attention to our social media and website for updates as we address this evolving issue.
On September 5th, 1802, a prominent New Bern lawyer met his political rival, a former State Governor, in a lethal duel on the streets of New Bern. Step back in time to an era where a man’s personal honor was his most cherished quality and any incursion on this prized value could result in fiery and violent retribution. Watch the drama unfold before your eyes in a gripping reenactment on the 218th anniversary of the duel. A concert by the Fife and Drum will open the event.
The Stanly-Spaight Duel will take place on the grounds of the New Bern Academy, located at 508 New Street.
*Demonstration will include black powder firings, which are loud and sudden.