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First Friday: Dueling: An Affair of Honor

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When:
October 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone
2019-10-04T14:00:00-04:00
2019-10-04T15:00:00-04:00
Where:
Cullman Performance Hall in N.C. History Center
529 S Front St
New Bern, NC 28562
USA
Cost:
$6
Contact:
Tryon Palace
252-639-3500

One of New Bern’s most memorable historic moments is the duel between John Stanly and Richard Dobbs Spaight. But why did these elite politicians resort to solving their interpersonal problems with dueling pistols? Join Historic Interpreter Shane Mason to explore the causes and effects of honor, dueling, and codified violence from its European roots to not-so distant American history.

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