All Lunch & Learn events start promptly at 11:30 am at the Chelsea Restaurant at 335 Middle Street in New Bern. The cost is $17 for Historical Society members and $22 for non-members, which includes a delicious Chelsea entree, bread, dessert, iced tea, and coffee. Reservations and meals must be paid in advance, either online from the Tickets page or by calling the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558. Please select your menu option when ordering. Paper tickets are not issued; simply check in at the door with your confirmation.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
North Carolina's Mystery Tribe, The Neusiok
Presented by Stan Allen
11:30 am at The Chelsea Restaurant
Who were the mysterious Neusiok Indians? With this fascinating program we'll take you back to the 16th century before the first European explorers arrived in this area. The enigmatic Neusiok, or Neuse tribe inhabited the area south of the Neuse River in what is now Craven, Pamlico, and Carteret counties. Join us over a delicious Chelsea lunch as we delve into the Neusiok history, their lifestyle, relationships with other tribes, and finally, their fate.
Our speaker, Stan Allen has been researching the history of North Carolina's Native American peoples for over forty years. A sought-after speaker on the subject, he is currently writing a book about the tribes of Eastern North Carolina. As a child he was fascinated by cultures of the world, and his interest in Native Americans grew with every pottery shard he found on his grandparents' farm at Teach's Point. A native of Fayetteville, Allen graduated from NC State and was a Navy medic with the Marines in Vietnam. He retired from Craven County Department of Social Services and in 1996 moved from Pamlico County to New Bern's Ghent neighborhood.
Lunch & Learn starts promptly at 11:30 am at the Chelsea Restaurant. The cost is $17 for Historical Society members and $22 for non-members. Lunch choices are Pork Tenderloin with blueberry ginger glaze, garlic smashed potatoes, and sauteed green beans - or - Shrimp & Grits; both served with rolls, vanilla orange cake, tea and coffee. Wine and beer available for purchase. Prepaid reservations are required and can be made here or by calling the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558.
Save the date for upcoming Lunch & Learns and other presentations:
Thursday, October 10, Lunch & Learn: The Last POW, presented by Steve Tyson.
Sunday, November 17, Annual Lore Lecture: Retracing John Lawson's Voyage of Discovery, presented by author Scott Huler. 2 pm at Cullman Auditorium, NC History Center, reception and book signing following.
Wednesday, December 11, Lunch & Learn: The Great Fire of 1922, presented by Carol Becton.