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New Bern Preservation Foundation partners with King Solomon’s Lodge #1

A quiet non-profit in town, the New Bern Preservation Foundation, has been quite busy, working in a partnership with the leadership of King Solomon’s Lodge #1, the first African American Masonic Lodge in North Carolina, and one of the first South of the Mason Dixon Line. KSL #1 is operating in a structure …

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Tryon Palace Live

Tryon Palace Live

While Tryon Palace is closed, we want to make sure you are still able to access all our site has to offer… from the safety of your homes and miles of social distancing. For more than 60 years, you’ve supported us, and now we’re here to support you. We’re beyond excited to announce …

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Dudley Marchi

Historical Society Adds Presentation of French Lost Colony – April 7

New Bern, NC – The New Bern Historical Society’s April 8 Lunch & Learn sold out super early, but speaker, Dr. Dudley Marchi, has graciously agreed to do a second presentation. He’ll discuss “The French Lost Colony in Eastern North Carolina” on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Carolina History …

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Noche de Romance

Tryon Palace’s Cultural Arts Series Presents: Noche de Romance

February 22, 2020 Avoid the crowds and join us in the North Carolina History Center to celebrate Valentine’s Day belatedly. That evening, we’ll escape to the Andaluz region of Spain and experience music performed by Raleigh-based Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band. This talented group of Flamenco musicians from around the world is …

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Scholarship Hunt Parrish Tran

Historical Society Now Accepting Marks Scholar Applications

Deadline March 27, 2020 New Bern, N.C. – The New Bern Historical Society is currently accepting applications for its Harriet Marks Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a senior graduating from New Bern High School for the purpose of obtaining higher education at an accredited college, university, or institution of higher learning.  Renewable …

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