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Gertrude S. Carraway Award

New Bern Battlefield Park Earns Preservation North Carolina’s Gertrude S. Carraway Award

NEW BERN, NC, The New Bern Historical Society was pleased to learn that their New Bern Battlefield Park has been singled out by Preservation North Carolina to receive a Gertrude S. Carraway Award.   The Gertrude S. Carraway Awards of Merit are named in honor of the late Dr. Gertrude S. Carraway, a noted New Bern …

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Battlefield Adventure Day 2019

Adventure Day at New Bern Battlefield Park is Saturday, March 23, 2019

The popular Harry Goodman Battlefield Adventure Day for families is Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the New Bern Battlefield Park.  A day full of learning activities, period games and living history, it is held annually at the Park, which has been extensively upgraded by the New Bern Historical Society. This year the event is open to …

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Park Day

Nearly 50 Participate in Park Day

Historical Society Thanks Volunteers On a perfect day, volunteers from throughout Eastern North Carolina pitched in to help at New Bern Battlefield Park. Working in partnership with the Civil War Trust, the Battlefield Park hosted Park Day, an event that combined work, learning and fun.  Nearly 50 volunteers of all ages picked up their rakes …

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Park Day 2018

Rain Delays Park Day Event, Re-scheduled for April 28

Volunteers Invited to Pitch In at New Bern Battlefield Park The heavy rain filled up the trenches in historic Civil War era earthworks and put a damper on the plans for Park Day at New Bern Battlefield Park. The New Bern Historical Society re-scheduled the planned Park Day events to Saturday, April 28 at 10am. …

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UNC-TV Features New Bern Battlefield Park

UNC-TV features New Bern Battlefield Park on North Carolina Weekend

First Airing October 15 & 16 New Bern Historical Society recently completed its new History Walk and Gateway Plaza at New Bern Battlefield Park. Although the planned celebration was delayed by rains from Joaquin until the end of October, UNC-TV came to the site in advance of the celebration. Independent Producer Rick Sullivan visited the …

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Civil War Adventure Day

Saturday, March 15, 2014 New Bern Battlefield Park Highway 70 East The popular Civil War Adventure Day for children is Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the New Bern Battlefield Park. It is held annually in March to commemorate the Battle of New Bern which occurred March 14, 1862. The event is for children 6 -12 years …

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Girl Scouts Experience History at the Battlefield

Girl Scouts from the New Bern area converged at the New Bern Battlefield Park on Saturday December 7th 2013 to work on a merit badge called ‘Playing the Past’. The visit was sponsored by Troop 1420 and organized by Battlefield Guide Lee Purcell, Battlefield Adjutant Jon Miller, and Amy Brown, Unit Service coordinator for Craven …

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Marines Land at New Bern Battlefield

A group of 55 Marines from the Aviation School at New River visited the New Bern Battlefield Park recently as part of their professional military education program. They toured the fighting positions led by Battlefield Guides Rolf Maris, Pete Meyer, Lee Purcell, Steve Shaffer, Rod Rhoads and Rich Myers. They also went to the battlefield …

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