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Citizens Bank

New Bern Then and Now Returns

Historical Society’s Popular Presentation Goes Online July 8 New Bern, NC – Stories and reminiscences of New Bern’s “used to be”. Captain Ratty’s used to be Duffy’s Drug Store; First Citizens Bank sits where used to be the Hotel Queen Anne. New Bern Then and Now by New Bern Historical Society Curator, Jim Hodges, chock …

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New Bern Now Podsquad

New Bern Now’s Podcast – Episode 143

May 28, 2020 We’re connecting you with the community by talking about the people, places, and local resources in New Bern, NC and surrounding areas! The Podsquad: Virginia Spencer (Carolina Creations), Michelle Garren Flye (The Next Chapter Books & Art), Kathy Morrison (New Bern Historical Society), Susan-Moffat Thomas and I talked about all kinds of …

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New Bern Now Podsquad

Living in New Bern Now Podcast – Episode 141

We’re connecting you with the community by talking about the people, places, and local resources in New Bern, NC and surrounding areas! The Podsquad: Colleen Roberts (City of New Bern), Kathy Morrison (New Bern Historical Society), Eileen Bress (Craven Arts Council & Gallery), and I talked about all kinds of things related living in the greater …

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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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Walt Teasdale, Billy Thomann, and John Lawrence

New Date for Historical Society Golf Tournament

October 3 at Taberna Country Club New Bern, NC, Due to safety and health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the New Bern Historical Society has moved their inaugural golf tournament that was set for May 9, to October 3. Executive Director Mickey Miller explains “We want this to be a special event, full of fun, keeping everyone …

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Scholarship Hunt Parrish Tran

Deadline for Marks Scholarship Applications March 27

Historical Society Still Accepting ApplicationsNew Bern, NC – While the New Bern Historical Society is still accepting applications for its Harriet Marks Scholarship, they remind those interested, that the deadline to apply is March 27. This scholarship is awarded to a senior graduating from New Bern High School for the purpose of obtaining higher education …

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Attmore-Oliver House

New Bern Historical Society Events Cancelled/Postponed

NEW BERN, NC – With the health and welfare of all of our community in mind, and in light of the Governor’s Executive Order and the guidelines set by the CDC regarding the Corona Virus, The New Bern Historical Society is cancelling its upcoming April events.  In each case, we are working to re-schedule later …

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Dudley Marchi

Historical Society Adds Presentation of French Lost Colony – April 7

New Bern, NC – The New Bern Historical Society’s April 8 Lunch & Learn sold out super early, but speaker, Dr. Dudley Marchi, has graciously agreed to do a second presentation. He’ll discuss “The French Lost Colony in Eastern North Carolina” on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Prepaid …

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Leesa Jones

Encore! The Underground Railroad in New Bern

Leesa Jones Returns March 14 New Bern, NC – When Leesa Jones spoke at the New Bern Historical Society Lunch & Learn recently, the room was filled immediately, and folks were clamoring for her return! March 14 brings another opportunity to hear this dynamic woman speak about the Underground Railroad in Eastern North Carolina. On …

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Confederate Hospitals Lunch and Learn

Confederate Hospitals in Coastal North Carolina

Historical Society Lunch & Learn with Wade Sokolosky on March 11 New Bern, NC – Author and historian Wade Sokolosky returns to the New Bern Historical Society’s Lunch & Learn at the Chelsea restaurant on Wednesday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the extensive efforts to take care of wounded during the Civil War. …

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