Learn about “The Raid of New Bern” at August Lunch and Learn


NEW BERN, NC – August 18, 2017

Join Tryon Palace to explore the division of Patriots and Loyalists at this month’s Lunch and Learn on Friday, August 18 at noon at the North Carolina History Center.

On August 19, 1781, British soldiers and loyalists arrived in New Bern for a three-day raid on the city. During the Lunch and Learn, guests will learn more about the events that occurred more than 200 years ago in the city of New Bern.

The August Lunch and Learn uses the 1781 British raid on New Bern to examine the complexities of loyalty and the civil war that characterized the American Revolution in the southern colonies.

The presentation will conclude with a close look at what can be learned about the three-day British occupation of New Bern from letters, military reports, and colonial government documents.

“The Raid on New Bern” is a part of Tryon Palace’s monthly lunch 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.

Upcoming events at Tryon Palace include:

August 19: Revolutionary War Day

August 22: Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop

September 2: Piggin’ and Grinn’: Celebrating BBQ and Bluegrass

September 2: Stanly-Spaight Duel