New Bern’s History

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Photos of Rodney Kemp speaking

Lore Lecture: Rodney Kemp With Gentle on My Mind

Rodney Kemp, well-known local humorist and historian will stop by for a spell, to present the Historical Society’s annual Lore Lecture. His “Gentle On My Mind: Historical and Humorous Stories about Coastal Carolina” will delight the audience on Sunday November 14 at 2 p.m. at Orringer Auditorium, Craven Community College. He will share …

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Beds of flowers and plants

Fall Heritage Plant Sale and Garden Lovers’ Weekend comes to Tryon Palace

Autumn brings Chrysanthemums, the Fall Heritage Plant Sale, and Garden Lovers’ Weekend to Tryon Palace! Autumn’s mild and sunny days bring fall foliage and beautiful blooms to Tryon Palace’s gardens! Just as the fall season arrives, so do the hundreds of chrysanthemums that will adorn the Palace’s entry and the Latham Garden! Autumn …

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NC State Extension Garden

Garden Lecture on Heritage Plants of ENC and Trade Specials

Tryon Palace is excited to announce the return of the annual Garden Lecture Series in September, co-hosted with the Craven County Agricultural Center. “Heritage Plants of ENC and Trade Specials” will be presented on Saturday, September 18th, at 10 a.m. in the Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center. Featured speakers are …

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Coastal Photo Club

Coastal Photo Club’s Documenting Changes to City

Starting September 13th, the Coastal Photo Club will be hitting the streets to photograph the neighborhoods of Spencer, Rhem, DeGraffenreid Park and surrounding areas. This is not idle hobby picture taking, they are recording the way New Bern looks in the 2020s for posterity, to keep a record of the city’s changes for …

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Barnhill Cottage Ground Breaking

Barnhill Garden Cottage breaks ground

A ground-breaking ceremony for Tryon Palace’s new garden cottage building was held on September 8th. The new facility will be named after Robert and Penny Barnhill, Jr. of Barnhill Contracting Company, who generously contributed to the project. All funding for the Barnhill Garden Cottage was raised privately through the Tryon Palace Foundation. Jeannie Tyson, President …

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John Thomas Barber High School

50th Anniversary Celebration of John Thomas Barber High School Class of 1970

“Embracing the Warriors Journey with Pride”  September 2 – 5th, 2021 We would like to announce that the J. T. Barber High School Class of 1970 has proudly served the New Bern community since graduating on June 3, 1970, and remains committed to educational, cultural, and civic activities that enrich our community through …

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