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Governor and Mrs. Max O. Gardner

Historical Society Celebrates 97 Years

New Bern, NC – Not many folks are around to remember 1923.  Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as President following the death of Warren G. Harding.  Time Magazine was launched and Hollywood produced The Ten Commandments.  King Tut’s burial chamber was opened in Egypt while Mt. Aetna erupted in Sicily.  Here in New Bern we …

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New Bern Now Magazine - 4th Qtr 2019

Get your copy of New Bern Now Magazine: Oct – Dec 2019 Edition!

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! Featured stories include: Howard Matthews “New Bern’s Music Man”, Return of the Crystal Lady: Michaelé Rose Watson, Award Winning Author Michelle Garren Flye, and Captain …

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German U-boat crew as POWs. (Credit: NCpedia)

The Last POW – Encore

Popular Historical Society Event Repeats Nov. 6 NEW BERN, NC – It was sold out nearly 30 days in advance!  Folks really want to hear Steve Tyson’s presentation, The Last POW, so the New Bern Historical Society will host a second offering on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30pm at the North Carolina History Center in …

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Things to do in and around New Bern NC

Things to do in and around New Bern: Oct 3 – 10, 2019

Arts Around Town 4th: The Last Suit, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Orringer Auditorium. Presented by the Lifetime Learning Center at Craven Community College. Call 252-633-2618. 4th: NC Radio Jam, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the New Bern Farmers Market. 4th: An Evening of Mozart & Elgar with Conductor Wesley Schulz, 7:00 p.m. at Temple Church. …

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City Hall Clock Tower by Dave Cowles

Things to do in and around New Bern: Sept 26 – Oct 3, 2019

Arts Around Town 27th – 29th: Disney “Alice in Wonderland” JR, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318. 28th: Walk-In Bathtub’s Improvised Comedy Show, 7:30 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567. Community Engagement Sept 26th – Oct 6th: Craven County Fair at the Craven …

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Wiley Clifton Bissett

Heroes’ Histories Sought – Researchers Requesting Family Help

New Bern, NC – Are any of these heroes in your family? Wiley Clifton Bissett, Macon Earl Cavanaugh, Thomas Coley, Dr. Stephen James Hawes, Elmer J. Higgins, James King, Solomon Lofton, John Midgett, Charles Tilden Pumphrey, Peter N. Simmons, Ernest Stanley, John Thomas Taylor, Jasper W. Thomason, Lawrence E. Thompson, Maurice Wallnau, Joseph Powell Wilson.  …

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HONOUR the Musical

Honour, The Musical Celebrates, Seeks Support

NEW BERN, NC – Bringing history to life through musical theater – what a concept!  The uniquely-New Bern production of Honour, The Musical will do just that, illustrating the iconic New Bern story of the Stanly-Spaight duel in a full-length musical theater production.  Written by New Bern author, historian, and journalist Bill Hand with music …

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Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace Awarded Wells Fargo Grant for Cultural Arts Programming

The Tryon Palace Foundation is honored to thank Wells Fargo for their generous support of the Tryon Palace 2019/2020 Cultural Arts Series. The $5,000 grant, awarded in May 2019, will enable Tryon Palace to offer low-cost and free performances throughout the 2019 and 2020 programming calendar, with an emphasis on cultural diversity. “I am so grateful to Wells Fargo for …

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James Monroe Traveling Exhibit

Tryon Palace to Host Traveling James Monroe Exhibit

Tryon Palace will host a traveling exhibit “Your Obedient Servant: James Monroe’s 1819 Presidential Tour of the Southern States,” July 9 – 28, 2019, in the North Carolina History Center. This exhibit is on loan from the James Monroe Museum in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and will be on display free to the public in the Gateway …

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WWI Encore Presentation

Encore of World War I Presentation

May’s Sellout Program Will Be Presented Again by Mark Sandvigen  – July 10 NEW BERN, NC – It has been 100 years since World War I, the “War to End All Wars”.  Mark Sandvigen will join the New Bern Historical Society once again at the Chelsea Restaurant July 10 at 11:30am for Lunch & Learn …

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