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New Bern Historical Society Lunch & Learn

January 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Carpetbaggers, Scalawags & Spies: Clandestine Affairs in New Bern, 1861-1865

Presented by Author & Historian Eddie Ellis

Popular speaker, author, and regional historian Eddie Ellis’ newest presentation reveals little-known stories of spies, lies, schemers, and other shady dealings in Civil War New Bern.

Enjoy a delicious Chelsea lunch while hearing about some controversial behind-the-scenes characters. You’ll meet the businessmen who profited off Burnside’s invasion of Craven County, secret agents who were protected by the British government, and locals who switched sides for their own financial gain. Ellis will also introduce the Union spymaster and his ring of daring former-slaves-turned-spies.

The consummate southern storyteller with a deep knowledge of Craven County history, Ellis delights in finding and sharing the untold tales.
He doesn’t get to New Bern often, so when he does, you don’t want to miss him!

Cost for this program is $24 for Historical Society members and $27 for nonmembers, which includes your meal, drinks, service, and gratuity. Entree choices are Beef Tenderloin Shoulder with Cabernet Demi-Glace ~~ or Chicken Marsala. Both are served with garlic smashed potatoes, vegetable medley, chocolate tuxedo cake, rolls, iced tea, and coffee. Cash bar is also available.