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Wednesday, March 13
The First & Second NC Provincial Congresses: Another New Bern First
Presented by Dr. Robert Ainsley
11:30 am at The Chelsea Restaurant
Sold out! Please call the office at 252.638.8558 to be placed on the wait list.
New Bern Leads The Way to Independence. Did you know that New Bern hosted the 1st Provincial Congress in August 1774, the first such gathering anywhere in the Thirteen Colonies held in defiance of British orders? Thus was North Carolina the first colony to call for a Continental Congress and develop a list of grievances against the crown in response to King George III and his years of taxation on everything from sugar to tea. Join us as Dr. Robert Ainsley discusses this exciting chapter in New Bern's - and our nation's - history.
The cost is $17 for Historical Society members and $22 for non-members. Lunch choices are pork tenderloin with blueberry ginger glaze ~ or ~ baked salmon with champagne dill sauce. Both are served with parmesan risotto, asparagus, rolls, vanilla cake with orange icing, tea and coffee. Sold out!