Learn How Death was Treated in the 1700s During Palace’s Lunch & Learn

Bring a lunch to the North Carolina History Center for Oct. 16 lecture 

Tryon Palace’s Lunch and Learn lecture series will return to the North Carolina History Center Friday, Oct. 16, with “Greedy Worms Shall Eat My Bones.” The program begins at noon and attendees must bring their own lunch. 

Whether it was the traditions of mourning clothes, memento mori or the design of tombstones, the people of the past took death and remembrance very seriously. Those who attend the lunch and learn will learn about these traditions and discover how our ancestors mourned the loss of loved ones in the 1700s and how those customs changed in the 1800s.

This monthly lecture series is held in the Debnam-Hunt Board Room on the second-floor of the North Carolina History Center, overlooking the Trent River in downtown New Bern. 

Admission is $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.