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Barbour Boats with Lindy Cummings

From Pleasure Craft to War Craft: 65 Years of Barbour Boats

Lindy Cummings at Historical Society Lunch & Learn New Bern, NC – Join the New Bern Historical Society and Tryon Palace’s Research Historian Lindy Cummings for Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, June 12 at 11:30am at the Chelsea Restaurant as she shares the remarkable story of New Bern’s Barbour Boats.  From a modest background in …

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Mark Sandvigen

A Distant Mirror: Craven County and Reflections on the Great War 1917-1920

Historical Society Lunch & Learn May 8 Presented by Mark Sandvigen It has been 100 years since World War I, the “War to End All Wars”.  Mark Sandvigen will join the New Bern Historical Society at the Chelsea Restaurant May 8 at 11:30am for Lunch & Learn with a look back from the United States …

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Dr. Robert Ainsley

North Carolina First to Stand up to King George III

Lunch & Learn Examines New Bern’s Role We have long celebrated all the firsts that have occurred in New Bern. At the March 13 Lunch & Learn, the New Bern Historical Society will hear about how New Bern hosted the 1st and 2nd Provincial Congresses responding to King George III and his years of taxation …

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New Bern Then and Now

New Bern Then & Now, Again!

Encore of Images of “Used to Be” from the New Bern Historical Society Collection You’ve heard it, “used to be”. Captain Ratty’s used to be Duffy’s Drug Store, Morgan’s used to be True Tread Tires, First Citizens Bank sits where used to be the Hotel Queen Anne. The New Bern Historical Society’s Curator Jim Hodges …

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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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Hoi Toiders, Whistle Pigs and Kelvinators, Talkin’ Tarheel with Walt Wolfram

Historical Society Lunch & Learn: October 12 If you’ve ever spotted a whistle pig or know what a Kelvinator is, then you just might be fluent in Tar Heel. If you pronounce Buies Creek, Cashie River and Chicamacomico like a native, then you might be fluent in Tar Heel. The linguistic diversity and dialects of …

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The Battle of Wise's Forks

“For Want of a Railroad” The Battle of Wise’s Forks March 1865

Sokolosky and Mewborn Present at Historical Society Lunch & Learn On Wednesday, September 13, Civil War Historians Wade Sokolosky and Horace Mewborn will bring the truth of this piece of the Civil War to New Bern Historical Society’s Lunch & Learn at The Chelsea Restaurant.  History has relegated the Battle of Wise’s (Wyse) Forks, March …

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Charlotte Rhone

The Rhone Sisters, A Force for New Bern

New Bern Historical Society Lunch & Learn – February 8th The Rhone sisters – Charlotte, Henrietta, Carrie, and Amy — lived and worked in New Bern from the mid-1870s until middle 1960s, but their legacy as community leaders lives on today. Charlotte was the first African American registered nurse in the state, and perhaps in …

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