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Young Ed Bearrs WWII

Ed Bearss Presents Had I Been a Civil War Soldier July 22

Renowned Historian Reflects on His WWII Experience For those soldiers wounded in battle in the Civil War, often the outcome was grim. For those wounded in World War II, the outcome was far different. Renowned historian Ed Bearss was with the 3rd Marine Raider Battalion in the invasion of Guadalcanal and the Russell …

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Attmore Oliver House

Historical Society Now Accepting Marks Scholar Applications

Deadline March 20, 2015 The New Bern Historical Society is currently accepting applications for its Harriet Marks Scholarship. The Marks Scholarship was established by a trust estate created in 1968 under the terms of the will of Miss Harriet Marks as a memorial to the O. Marks family (for which the downtown building …

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ABC Sale 2017

Historical Society’s Preparations for ABC Sale Bring Opportunities

Scale Down the Honey-do List, Make Room for Car in Garage Each year, for 27 years in a row, the New Bern Historical Society holds its ABC, that is Attic, Basement Closet, indoor yard sale. They are deep in preparations and collecting, and that brings opportunities. If you have been putting off the …

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Ed Bearss

A Historian Reflects on the Civil War: Ed Bearss Returns to New Bern

Update: Ed Bearss Civil War Lecture Cancelled Due to Weather. Mr. Bearss had to return to his home early due to the expected winter storm. Admission had been a $10 donation to New Bern Battlefield Park. However, if you would like that donation refunded, please call the New Bern Historical Society office at …

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Historical Society Hunts for Ghosts – Ghostwalk Auditions, August 23, 2012

Miss Jane Stewart, Martin Stevenson, and Jeanette Hall The New Bern Historical Society is on a ghost hunt.  They are seeking both veteran and new ghost actors and to portray characters in this year’s Ghostwalk, Spirited through Time. Ghostwalk brings to life historic characters from New Bern’s past right in the very locations …

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