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City Hall in New Bern NC

Week Ahead: Things to do in and around New Bern through October 21st

16th: Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500. 17th: Lunch and Learn: How to Weather the Storm – Lessons from Florence by Garret Biss, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Neuse River Region Association of Realtors Training Room, 1433 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-636-5364. 19th: Disaster …

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Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace Recovers from Florence, Planning to Reopen Later This Week

Like most of New Bern and North Carolina, Tryon Palace is working hard to recover from the impacts of Hurricane Florence and plans to reopen the site to visitors later this week. An official reopening date will be announced when the safety of the site can be fully assured for visitors. In the …

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New Bern Then and Now

One More Time!

New Bern Then and Now Finale Set for September 27 All summer audiences clamored for Curator, Jim Hodges’ “New Bern Then and Now” presentation.  So, the New Bern Historical Society will host it one more time on September 27, this time with reserved seats. A 10-dollar ticket will assure you a seat at …

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Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace announces new sitewide Wi-fi to enhance Visitor experience

Guests at Tryon Palace can now effortlessly share their selfies, write reviews, and post photos during their visit to the historic site using free sitewide Wi-Fi. Sitewide Wi-Fi allows the Tryon Palace staff and volunteers to improve the visitor experience in creative ways, such as supporting live-streaming of events and tours. One such …

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Christ Church - Downtown New Bern NC

Week Ahead: Things to do in and around New Bern through August 25th

1st – 31st: 5th Annual “No Child Wet Behind” Diaper Drive present by the Tryon Civitan Club. Diapers can be dropped off at the UPS Store, 1822 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-288-6983. 21st: Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500. 23rd: Coco – Summer 2018 Children’s Movies Series, …

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Edward Barnes Ellis Jr

Spies, Secrets, and Shenanigans in Civil War Craven County

Second Ellis Presentation Added The New Bern Historical Society is pleased to offer a second presentation of Tales of Espionage in Civil War Craven County featuring historian and author Eddie Ellis, on August 16th at 6:30 in the Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center. Tickets are $10 and are available …

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Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace to Implement Monday Closures Beginning July 1

Beginning July 1, Tryon Palace will be closed to the public on Mondays. This closure will affect all Tryon Palace properties, including the Governor’s Palace and grounds, historic buildings, gardens, and the North Carolina History Center. The Tryon Palace Commission determined that the weekly closure was necessary to ensure that Tryon Palace can …

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