New buffet format - Same great price!

Cost for Lunch & Learn is $24 for Historical Society members and $27 for non-members, which includes the program and new lunch buffet format.  Buffet includes two entrees, salad, bread, dessert, iced tea, coffee, and gratuity.  Lunch & Learn starts promptly at 11:30 am at the Carolina Colours Pavilion, 3300 Waterscape Way, Carolina Colours.  Prepaid reservations are required, either online or by calling the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558.  Paper tickets are not issued; simply check in at the door with your confirmation.

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51 at 250: The Bold and Brassy Women of Northeastern North Carolina
Presented by Bonnie Pierce
March 6, 2024 at 11:30am
at Carolina Colours Pavilion

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Yes, in Boston, American men disguised as Indians boarded ships and threw tea into Boston Harbor to protest the taxes they saw as unfair. But it was only in Edenton, North Carolina, 250 years ago, that women put their protest in writing, signed it and sent it directly to the British Crown. This unprecedented act became known as the Edenton Resolves or the Edenton Tea Party. Join us as Bonnie Pierce shares the details of this momentous event.

From the Battle of Bunker Hill to the Boston Tea Party, American history is rife with tales of rebellion and the patriotic fight for colonial independence. In 1774, one such tale was documented in the Virginia Gazette, and London’s Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser. This daring story of the Edenton Tea Party showcases the determination and courage of the local women in October 1774. Though many colonists fought against the tyranny and unfair taxes of King George III, the Edenton Tea Party was the first organized, written political protest by women recorded in Colonial America. Spearheaded and organized by Penelope Barker, the wife of a prominent lawyer and politician, the Edenton Resolves were written as a protest to boycott English goods and sent directly to the British Crown with 51 signatures of women from northeastern North Carolina.

Prepaid reservations required. Cost is $24 for Historical Society members, and $27 for nonmembers, which includes new buffet meal format. Two entrees are included along with salad, vegetables, rolls, and dessert. Iced tea, coffee, service, and gratuity are all included; wine and beer are available for purchase.

SOLD OUT! Please call the office at 252.638.8558 if you'd like to be placed on the wait list.   

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Bonnie Pierce is the Trolley & Volunteer Coordinator for the Edenton Historical Commission, and an active volunteer at four local historical properties. A former art teacher and adjunct design professor in New York, Pierce is a graduate of Wesleyan College who also holds an MFA from Georgia State and a graduate certificate in experimental archeology from University College Dublin. Her family has deep roots not only in Edenton but also in New Bern.

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