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The USS Underwriter Expedition
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Presented by Andrew Duppstadt, Program Development & Training Officer for the North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites
The February 1864 Confederate naval expedition that sank the USS Underwriter in the waters around New Bern was a daring attempt led by commander John Taylor Wood. It involved Confederate naval personnel from all over the South, and was the only successful part of a larger attempt to recapture New Bern from Federal forces. In the end, though, rather than capturing the Union vessel and converting it to their own use the Confederates were forced to destroy it. The November Lunch & Learn by Andrew Duppstadt will take a closer look at this interesting chapter in our history.
Andrew Duppstadt is the Program Development & Training Officer for the North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites. He has a BA in history and an MA in public history from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Previously, he has worked at the CSS Neuse State Historic Site, Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens, and the Carteret County Historical Society. Andrew also serves as an Adjunct Instructor of History at UNC-Pembroke, Coastal Carolina Community College, and Craven Community College. He is a founding member and President of a living history group called the Carolina Living History Guild. He is also a member of the Company of Military Historians and the Southern Historical Association. Andrew currently lives in Kinston, NC.
Lunch & Learn starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Chelsea Restaurant at 335 Middle Street in New Bern. Tickets are $16 for Historical Society members and $18 for non-members; lunch is included. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558, or can be ordered on-line at www.NewBernHistorical.org. Lunch choices are: Shrimp & Grits or Balsamic Chicken with seasonal vegeatblea and rice. Iced tea, coffeee and dessert are included.
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Women on the Homefront During the Civil War
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Presented by LeRae Umfleet, Assistant Director, Tryon Palace
We know much of the soldiers on both sides who were involved in our 1861-1865 Civil War. We have photographs, letters and diaries. But what of those left behind at home? LeRae Umfleet, Assistant Director at Tryon Palace will address that question at the New Bern Historical Society’s first Lunch & Learn of the season on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 11:30am at the Chelsea restaurant. Her topic will be Women on the Home Front during the Civil War.
LeRae Umfleet is currently serving as the Assistant Director at Tryon Palace in New Bern. Before coming to New Bern, LeRae was the Administrator of the Education and Outreach Branch of the Office of Archives and History for the Department of Cultural Resources. Throughout her career in public history, LeRae has worked with a multitude of sites in a variety of capacities, including the North Carolina State Archives, the North Carolina Collection in Chapel Hill and many others. She has also served on many Boards and Councils.
Lunch & Learn starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Chelsea Restaurant at 335 Middle Street in New Bern. Tickets are $16 for Historical Society members and $18 for non-members; lunch is included. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558, or can be ordered on-line at www.NewBernHistorical.org. Lunch choices are: Baked Salmon with Champagne Dill Cream Sauce or Lemon Chicken Breast. Both served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetable. Dessert is chocolate tuxedo cake.