July Lunch and Learn: A History of Dogs as Pets

NEW BERN, NC – July 21, 2017

Discover the history of man’s best friend, historic breeds and more during the July Lunch and Learn at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center. This program will begin at noon Friday, July 21.

“This lecture will help visitors see a bit more of the history of breeds and how the 18th-century is part of the period when dogs begin to be seen as man’s best friend and not solely work animals,” said Matt Arthur, Tryon Palace Living History Program Coordinator.

The lecture will include a history of dog breeds, such as Pugs, Dalmatians and a discussion on a dog breed that has gone extinct, known as the Turnspit.

“A History of Dogs as Pets” is a part of Tryon Palace’s monthly lunch and learn series.

Tickets for each event are $6 per person and free for Tryon Palace Foundation members. Visitors must bring their own lunch for these events. Each Lunch and Learn will begin at noon and guests will meet in Mattocks Hall inside the North Carolina History Center.

For more information call 252-639-3500 or visit www.tryonpalace.org.

Upcoming events at Tryon Palace include:

July 22: Tryon Palace Multicultural Fair
July 25: Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop
July 29: A Look at Eighteenth Century Chair Joinery
August 1: Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop