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New Bern Historical Society presents Ghostwalk 2012, “Spirited through Time”

22nd Annual Ghostwalk – October 25-27, 5:30pm. – 9:30pm Three Nights of Fun, One Price! As night falls October 25 – 27, encounter spirited characters in their historic downtown haunts during New Bern Historical Society’s annual Ghostwalk. Ghosts share stories of their mortal existence at twenty (20) sites including Cedar Grove Cemetery, Miss …

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Check out exciting happenings in and around New Bern this weekend!

I’m really looking forward to this weekend. It’s going to be difficult to decide what events to attend as there’s so much happening! What are your plans? 28th: New Bern Breakfast Rotary Oktoberfest, 5:30-9:30pm, at the New Bern Farmers Market. For more information call 252-633-5925. 28th – 30th: Friends of the Library Bi-Annual …

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Find out what’s happening this weekend in New Bern, NC!

From fashion week, concerts, golfing, fundraisers, to the Annual Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride, there’s plenty of choices! 6th – 13th: Fashion Week, North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace. For details call 252-639-3500. 7th: Colonial Capital Humane Society Fundraiser at Beer Army Outpost, 6pm, 1244 Hwy 70 E. For details, call …

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Help us promote New Bern, NC, through “Our State Magazine”!

Our State Magazine is offering us a chance for North Carolina cities and towns to tell our stories with their “5 Things to Do in My Town”. If you’d like to help us put New Bern on the map and highlight your favorite restaurants, attractions, historical attractions, shops, scenic views, and more, please …

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Video Spotlight shines on RiverTowne Players upcoming performance of Cabaret!

Thea Kincaid and I had a fun-filled afternoon at the Masonic Theatre today! We wanted to learn about RiverTowne Players upcoming show, Cabaret so we met with Director Siobhan Gaestel and Linda Roach, Member-at-Large (and past Vice President). Siobhan described Cabaret as taking place in the 1930s in Berlin during Hitler’s rising to …

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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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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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