The Dreamers – The Doers! Five Women Who Moved a Neighborhood & Rebuilt a Palace

Presented by Lindy Cummings, Tryon Palace Research Historian
April 12,
7:00 PM

In an era when women didn’t have the freedom to open a checking account or apply for credit, a group of dynamic women undertook an ambitious project: the removal of the 200-block of George Street, relocation of a major highway, and the reconstruction of North Carolina’s first permanent capitol, Tryon Palace. New Bern would not be the place it is without the visionary leadership of Minnette Chapman Duffy, Maude Moore Latham, Kate B. Reynolds, May Gordon Kellenberger, Ruth Coltrane Cannon, and Gertrude Sprague Carraway. Together, they worked tirelessly for the next 30 years to make the dream of a reconstructed Tryon Palace a reality.

Who better to tell their story than Tryon Palace Research Historian Lindy Cummings? Lindy will share insights into their roles as visionaries, philanthropists, and motivators.

Cost for this program is $10. Reservations are recommended and can be made here or by calling the Historical Society at 252.638.8558.