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Lunch and Learn Series – one in Asheville, another in New Bern


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I’ve been receiving updates from Spartanburgs History Hub about their events and republishing those on the South Carolina Genealogy site. Today I saw something catch my eye in the UNCA Alumni newsletter:

Lunch and Learn Series:


From Lunch and Learn – UNC Asheville Alumni Association
The History of NASCAR
Dan Pierce, Chair and Professor of History
February 15
12 – 1:30 p.m
$12.50 in advance / $15 at the door
NASCAR season kicks off on Feb. 20 with the Daytona 500. Before the big race, get the real story on the sport from history professor Dr. Dan Pierce as he discusses his book Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France. Register & Pay Online.

So, at the other end of the state, Tryon Palace (New Bern):

Event Details

Event Title:

Lunch and Learn: “Fashion c. 1770” – Speaker: Laura Poppe, Tryon Palace Historic Clothing Interpreter


Thursday, February 10, 12:00 p.m.


North Carolina History Center, Large Orientation Theater


Do you ever wonder how many layers Martha Washington put on every morning? Or what the term “small clothes” meant? Perhaps you’re interested in the intricacies of a well-built pair of stays or a fashionably-cut gentleman’s coat. Learn about these questions and more during our lecture on clothing worn by men and women of the late 1770s.


Free admission; bring your own lunch, beverages will be provided.


These kinds of series can be fun, I’ll try to be on the lookout for more of the same across the state and see if I can keep you posted.