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“Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina” by Randell Jones

The New Bern Historical Society announces its February program for the Lunch & Learn Series on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 11:30am at the Chelsea Restaurant. Our program is “Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina” presented by Randell Jones. He is the co-editor of the book by Dr. H.G. Jones, Scoundrels, Rogues, …

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Historian David Cecelski to Speak on Abraham Galloway: Slave Turned Spy and Freedom Fighter

Listen to Laura Johnson’s interview with local historian, Nelson McDaniel, about the upcoming event on WNOS Talk News 1450AM and 105.9FM: https://newbernnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/NBN-historian-david-cecelski-020313.mp3 Historian David Cecelski, who details the extraordinary life of an American original in his book, The Fire of Freedom:  Abraham Galloway and the Slaves’ Civil War, will speak on the life …

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Christ Church New Bern NC

Tour Christ Episcopal Church and learn its history from the 1700’s!

Christ Episcopal Church is open to the public and offers free tours on weekdays from 12:30 – 4PM. Docents are available during those times. Tours include brief history of the various churches, graveyard and tour of the main church including the historic windows and the King George Silver, Bible and Prayer Book from …

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Flags Fly Over Battlefield

New Bern’s Civil War Battlefield Park Shows the Colors The American flag, the North Carolina flag and the City of New Bern flag now fly over the New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park. They weren’t there earlier this year when the new cannon was dedicated. Adjutant Steve Shaffer told folks that we really …

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“Founding Gardeners. The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation”

Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 3 p.m in the Cullman Hall of the North Carolina History Center Book signing by author at 4:15 pm Courtesy of a generous grant from the Harold H. Bate Foundation On Sunday, November 4, the Tryon Palace 2012 Garden Lecture Series welcomes award-winning historian Andrea Wulf for a …

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Depot 100 Campaign to Save New Bern’s Union Station Depot

Pat Schaible and Laura Johnson Laura Johnson had the pleasure of interviewing Pat Schaible, Chairperson for the Depot 100 Campaign to be aired on Radio Free ENC’s WNOS 105.9FM and 1450AM. Listen to the interview here: https://newbernnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/NBN-Depot-100-Interview-113012.mp3 New Bern’s Union Station Depot is ready for total restoration. The funds for the roof have …

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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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