Dixon House off Pollock St.

‘Lunch and Learn’ to Uncover Mysteries of the Dixon Family

Tryon Palace monthly series continues at NC History Center Sept. 18 

“A Visit with the Dixons” is a lunch and learn program that will explore the history of New Bern’s historic Dixon House (c.1830s) and the family who built it. The program will begin at noon, Sept. 18, in the North Carolina History Center.

George Dixon was a tailor who rose to local prominence while living in New Bern from the 1820s to the 1840s. While there is a good record of his financial fall, George Dixon disappeared from local records and it was not until nearly 170 years later that the mystery of what happened to Dixon and his family was solved. 

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

Tickets to Lunch and Learn programs 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.