Dr. Ben F. Royal / Fridays with Rodney @ History Museum of Carteret County

Dr. Ben F. Royal / Fridays with Rodney @ History Museum of Carteret County

1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States | (252) 247-7533

February 14, 2020 | 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Presented by Rodney B. Kemp:
“During World War II, no burn victims ever died if Ben Royal was their doctor” says Rodney Kemp when speaking about Morehead City’s most famous citizen. Crowned “Citizen of the Century” during that town’s 100th Anniversary in 1957, Dr. Royal arose from humble roots. His parents were lighthouse keepers on the banks. After graduating high school and college, he obtained a medical degree in Pennsylvania. He then returned and in 1909, established Morehead City’s first hospital. He built the second one in 1920. For many years, a good number of Carteret County births took place in his hospital with Dr. Royal assisting in the delivery. Come hear Rodney’s take on this most important person of the county’s medical past.

Lunch is served at 11:30