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>Reenactment of Historic Stanly-Spaight Duel


Monday, September 5 at Tryon Palace

New Bern, NC – Wander the gardens, enjoy a concert by the Tryon Palace Fife & Drum Corps, and step back in time to an era where a man’s personal honor was his most cherished quality. Any incursion on this prized value could result in fiery and violent retribution. On September 5th, 1802, a prominent New Bern lawyer met his political rival, a former State Governor, in a lethal duel on the streets of New Bern. Watch the drama of that day unfold before your eyes. In this historical reenactment of a duel between 19th-century New Bern political rivals, costumed characters battle to protect their reputations.

This event will take place on Monday, September 5 at 4:00 p.m. on the Tryon Palace South Lawn. If it rains, the event will be moved to Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center, located at 529 South Front Street.

For more information, contact Karen Ipock at 252-639-3581.

Submitted by: Trish Ashburn, Marketing and Communications Manager, Tryon Palace, 800-767-1560 or 252-639-3500