The 18th century was not an easy time to be an indentured servant. Meet two women who refused to accept their lot in life and forged their own destinies through cunning, lies and deception.

​Learn about the characters and cultures that populated Tryon Palace and the surrounding areas of New Bern throughout history. If you have toured Tryon Palace you may be familiar with topics like the Stanly family and 18th-century dining culture, but these lunches will take you deeper into the history of the palace and the people of historic New Bern.

The March luncheon of the Historical Society of Topsail Island will be held at the Assembly Building on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at 11:30 AM.  Mr. Matt Arthur, Living History Program Coordinator at Tryon Palace, will share the history of indentured servants in NC during the late 17th and 18th centuries.

Lunch, prepared by The Beach Shop, will include:
Corned Beef with Cabbage, Potatoes, Carrots
Salad, rolls, dessert and tea

Remember that reservations are required for the luncheon.  There is no charge for attending the program only.  Cost is $12 ($10 for attendees 70+) to be paid at the door.

RSVP to hstiluncheons@gmail.com or call 910-389-8776 by Friday, March 4th.