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New Bern Preservation Foundation Photo Contest

Here is an Incentive to Get Out and About!

The 2020 Historic Homes Photo Contest Today, the New Bern Preservation Foundation is pleased to present the 2020 Historic Homes Photo Contest, which runs through 5 pm on May 21. The NBPF wants to reach out to the community in some way with an activity that would be safe and enjoyable for singles, couples, or …

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Lisa Bisbee Lentz

Get your copy of New Bern Now’s 10th Anniversary Magazine!

New Bern Now’s Magazine has been available online in full color with links to important websites! View it here. A lot of people really enjoy holding and reading the print edition! New this quarter is a unique “Wall Calendar” and a Downtown Map that features our advertisers, points of interest, and historic landmarks! Feature stories …

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Carrie Rhone Smith and Charlotte Rhone

Rhone Sisters’ Story at Two Heritage Homes Tour Sites

April 12-13 Tour in 5 Historic Neighborhoods The Rhone sisters, Carrie and Charlotte, two of four African American sisters, spent a lifetime working to serve the community. In the New Bern Historical Society’s April 12-13 Heritage Homes Tour, you’ll see two locations connecting to their history.  The first, the Isaac Smith House on Johnson Street.  …

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The Green Book Lunch & Learn

The Green Book Comes to Lunch & Learn

Historical Society Presents Angela Thorpe, Acting Director of NC African American Heritage Commission You might think of The Green Book as a recent Golden Globe winning movie that features local actor Von Lewis as Bobby Rydell.  But the movie takes its title from a directory that many African Americans used in Jim Crow era America.  …

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Trent River Railroad Bridge, New Bern, NC

Week Ahead: Things to do in and around New Bern through September 2nd

1st – 31st: 5th Annual “No Child Wet Behind” Diaper Drive present by the Tryon Civitan Club. Diapers can be dropped off at the UPS Store, 1822 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-288-6983. 28th: TED Talk Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. at The Entrepreneur Center of Craven County. Call 252-649-0166. 28th: Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at …

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Ordinary Women

Encore: Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Deeds

Historical Society’s Previously Sold Out Women’s History Month Event Will Repeat An encore presentation of Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Deeds will be presented at the Craven County Library on Johnson Street at 3pm on Sunday, April 22. This event was so overwhelmingly popular that the New Bern Historical Society is bringing it back by popular demand! …

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Heart Mountain

Heart Mountain Relocation Center: A Japanese-American Family’s Story of Internment & Freedom

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., the Craven County Genealogical Society will begin the evening with a cookie and punch reception where guests and members are welcome to discuss their research and learn more ways to find their ancestors. At 7 p.m., the Society will host a free special program about the “Heart …

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Ed Bearss

Ed Bearss Presentation for Sunday Cancelled

Due to Weather Related Closure of Tryon Palace NC History Center The New Bern Historical Society regrets to announce that the presentation by Historian Ed Bearss, Had I Been A Civil War Soldier, scheduled for this Sunday, January 7 at 2pm has been cancelled due to the weather-related closure of the Tryon Palace NC History Center. We …

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Pollock Street Corridor

New Bern’s Lebanese Legacy and Pollock Street: 1900s to Present

Historical Society’s Lunch & Learn – January 10 In another “Did You Know?” opportunity, the New Bern Historical Society brings Dr. Katherine Adolph and Tony Salem to their January Lunch & Learn. You didn’t know about the Lebanese community in New Bern?  Come to the first Lunch & Learn of 2018 on January 10 at …

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Ed Bearss

Had I Been a Civil War Soldier

Renowned Historian Reflects on His Own Injuries in WWII And Changes in Treatment 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. Civil War historian Ed Bearss will return to New Bern, at Cullman Performance Hall at …

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