Duffyfield Past, Present, and Future

Duffyfield Lunch and Learn

Carol Becton, Bernard George, and Linda Simmons-Henry

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at The Chelsea

You may know of Duffyfield, but do you really know its boundaries? Or where the name came from? Or how the story of Duffyfield and the story of New Bern merge? On Wednesday November 12, 2014 join three long-time New Bernians at the New Bern Historical Society’s Lunch and Learn at the Chelsea Restaurant where they will provide a historical overview of the early settlement and later development of the original Duffyfield residential subdivision and the greater Duffyfield community. They’ll discuss New Bern’s rich African American history from the colonial period to the present.

The three, Carol Becton, Bernard George, and Linda Simmons Henry are all members of the New Bern Historical Society’s Board of Directors, and are all graduates of J.T. Barber High School and North Carolina Central University. Carol B. Becton, retired Craven County School principal, is devoted to serving her community on various boards and in many organizations. Bernard George, retired New Bern planner, is a local historian and Civil War re-enactor. Linda Simmons-Henry, former director of the Library and Research Center at Saint Augustine’s College, has received several awards for her books and preservation initiatives.

Lunch and Learn starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Chelsea Restaurant at 335 Middle Street in New Bern. Tickets are $16 for Historical Society members and $18 for non-members; lunch is included. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558. Lunch choices are Shrimp and Grits: Shrimp sautéed with scallions, tomatoes, mushrooms and smoked sausage, over creamy stone ground grits with cheddar-jack cheese; or Sesame Chicken: Sesame crusted chicken over rice pilaf with orange-ginger sauce and seasonal vegetables

Join The New Bern Historical Society at the Chelsea and learn more about New Bern’s diverse heritage and the historic Duffyfield neighborhoods. For more information call 252-638-8558.

Submitted by: Kathy Morrison, New Bern Historical Society

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