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Retracing John Lawson’s Voyage of Discovery

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Carolina History Center New Bern, NC United States + Google Map

2019 Annual Richard K. Lore Lecture   Retracing John Lawson's Voyage of Discovery  Presented by Scott Huler Author of A Delicious Country: Rediscovering the Carolinas Along the Route of John Lawson's 1700 Expedition Sunday, November 17, 2019, 2-4 pm Cullman Performance Hall, NC History Center $10 per person Book signing & reception following the presentation The Carolina Colony, December, 1700. Lewis and Clark were a century in the future. North and South Carolina remained a single entity governed by Charles-Town. The Carolina interior? Mostly unknown to European settlers. Enter John Lawson, a young man from London hoping to make a name for himself. For reasons still debated in these parts, he undertook a two-month journey through the mysterious Carolina back-country. His 1709 book, A New Voyage to Carolina, was considered the finest description of the Carolinas in the early colonial period. Historians and scientists today still refer to his descriptions of flora, fauna, inhabitants, and geography. Lawson later helped found North Carolina's first two cities, Bath and New Bern; became the colonial surveyor general; contributed specimens to what is now the British Museum; and was killed as the first casualty of the Tuscarora War. 314 years later, MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow Scott Huler undertook his own journey by foot and canoe, faithfully retracing Lawson's route through the Carolinas. With the help of historians and scientists, he compared today’s flora, fauna, terrain, and inhabitants with those Lawson would have found more than 300 years ago. Where Lawson took 9 years to publish his account, Huler updated...

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Hunchback of Notre Dame

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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New Bern Civic Theatre, 414 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560 United States
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The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical. Orchestra -- Advance: $20, Door: $22, Students & Active Duty Military: $12 Balcony -- Advance: $17, Door: $19, Students & Active Duty Military: $10 Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 252-633-0567 or by clicking the link above. Visit us at

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5:00 pm

AXE-Giving Tournament

November 17 @ 5:00 pm
Beary The Hatchet Axe Throwing Company, 417-B South Front Street
New Bern, North Carolina 28562
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🎯Double elimination tournament 🎯The cost is $30 to enter. 🎯$200 minimum prize for winner. This will grow with entrants. 🎯We will follow the rules and regulations set forth by the World Axe Throwing League. 🎯A portion of proceeds will be used to provide Thanksgiving dinner for local families in need. 🎯In addition to cash prize, the winner will also receive a downtown New Bern prize package, including gift cards and merchandise from local businesses. Sponsors include Bear Town Escape Room and The Bruin-Craft Beer and Wine. Participation is open to all levels of axe-perience. We really just want you to have a great time throwing axes and competing while helping members of the community!

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