>German History, Heritage & Culture

>Join Us To Learn About German History, Heritage & Culture! Saturday, November 19th, 1pm, at Cullman Hall in the new North Carolina History Center at 529 South Front Street, New Bern.

The program will include four informative mini-presentations:
German & Swiss Settlers of 1710: A video presentation by Victor T. Jones, Jr.
Learn about what motivated the people to leave Europe, settle in the new land called Carolina, and their experiences in founding the city called New Bern.

Researching German Ancestry: A presentation by Jerry Miller, President, German Genealogy Society, Palatines to America, NC Chapter. Learn about the many resources that are available to research your German ancestry.

German Christmas Traditions: A presentation by members of the New Bern Alpenverein, a European Alpine Social Organization. Learn about how many of the Christmas traditions we celebrate today originated in Germany. For over 25 years, The New Bern Alpenverein’s purpose has been to promote the Alpine heritage in our area and to encourage cultural understanding between those European areas and New Bern.

German Christmas Ornaments: A presentation by Jennifer Ipock Nance, a Scherenschnitte (Paper Cutting) Artist. Learn how this beautiful art has existed for centuries and see the beautiful creations that can be made with a piece of paper and a pair of scissors.

The event is Free and Open to the Public. Everyone is Welcome!

Delicious, homemade German cookies and refreshments by GrandMa’s Goodies of New Bern ( will be served after the presentations.

Come Early and Visit the new NC History Center. Please see www.TryonPalace.org for more information.

The event is presented by The Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina. For more infomation, please visit: www.encfamilies.org or call 252-349-0405.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Submitted by: David French, The Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina