New Bern’s History

Learn about 300+ years of history in New Bern, North Carolina!

Crockett-Miller Slave Quarters

Crockett-Miller Slave Quarters and Memorial in James City

Mr. Ben Watford began the tour at the gravesites of 522 Freedmen and Slaves buried without tombstones or markers. There was one Memorial Monument to encompass all of those interned there. Ben explained, in their day, slaves were dehumanized and when they died, they weren’t allowed to be respected with a tombstone or …

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Carter G. Woodson Exhibit

Carter G. Woodson Historical Foundation Exhibit at the New Bern Mall

I visited the Carter G. Woodson Historical Foundation Exhibit in the New Bern Mall to learn about New Bern’s Black history and met two wonderful volunteers, Mr. Earl Murphy and Mr. Robert Phillips. They volunteer their time to answer any questions people had about the exhibit. Volunteers are the backbone to our community, …

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Support the Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation

Some people may associate the Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation (SBDDC) with New Bern’s Annual MUMfest and they should because it attracts thousands of residents and visitors to the MUMfest. Personally, I really look forward to this fantastic event every year! But many people truly don’t understand the significant impact this non-profit organization …

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