New Bern Woman’s Club highlights Historic Homes during Holly and Ivy Tour

The New Bern Woman’s Club welcomed visitors to seven historic landmarks during the 16th Annual “Holly and Ivy” Holiday Homes Tour!

Homeowners and the original St Paul’s Catholic Church opened up their doors and welcomed local residents and visitors to enjoy refreshments and cookies.

The ladies of the New Bern Woman’s Club welcomed everyone who entered the halls that were decked with Boughs of Holly and traditional Holiday decor.

Owners of the following homesteads were gracious enough to allow people to see their historical homes:

– The Burrus-Simmons House (Senator Simmons House), 417 E. Front St. ca. 1890 (Owners: George and Dare Oliver)

– The Robert Hancock Carriage House, 618 Crave St. ca. 1910 (Owner: Catherine Tilley)

– The John R. Green House (Presbyterian Manse), 411 Johnson St. ca. 1820; enlarged ca.1895 and 1908-1913,

– The John D. Flanner House, 305 Johnson St., ca. 1855; enlarged ca. 1880 (Owners: Arthur and Mary Silver)

– St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 5014 Middle St., ca. 1841, tower added 1896

– The Duffy-Land House, 210 Metcalf St., ca 1903-1904 (Owners: Steve and Kathy Adolf)

– The Hawks House, 517 New St., ca 1760-1769; enlarged ca. 1810-1820; moved ca. 1975 (Owners: James and Linda Howell)

My favorite aspect to this annual event is meeting the ladies of the New Bern Woman’s Club.

Did you know that the New Bern Woman’s Club has been serving our town since 1905! They take time out of their busy schedules to make a difference in our community year round.

They are a public service organization and are willing to do whatever it takes to make a difference in New Bern, NC!

The Holly and Ivy Historic Homes Tour is only one of numerous projects and programs they work on year round. They improve the lives of numerous people in our community.

Find out more by visiting the New Bern Woman’s Club website.

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Wendy Card.