In the 18th and 19th centuries, the summer months were prime season for epidemic fevers carried by mosquitos. In 1789, two of New Bern’s leading citizens—John Wright Stanly and his wife, Ann—fell victim to a “malignant fever,” along with some eighty other individuals. September’s Lunch and Learn will focus on Yellow fever, its causes and consequences, and how our 18th century counterparts dealt with the threat of this recurrent scourge that accompanied the hot summer months.
This monthly brownbag lunch series will be held in the North Carolina History Center.
Tickets for each event are $6 per person and free for Tryon Palace Foundation members. Each Lunch and Learn will begin at noon and guests will meet in Mattocks Hall inside the North Carolina History Center. No food or beverage is provided.