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3 Craven County events named in Top 20 by Southeast Tourism Society

New Bern and Craven County have long been known for hosting a variety of notable festivals and events throughout the year, but their fall and winter events are what seem to have caught the most attention. The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently named three Craven County events to the STS Top 20 Events …

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New Bern Now Podsquad 4/15 show focuses on Black history

Living in New Bern and Beyond, “The Podsquad” video/podcast started the April 15 show with a mostly light discussion about squirrels and numerous community events and then turned its focus on African American culture and history in both New Bern and the nation. The last guest gave us an update about recent mental …

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U.S. Colored Troops 35th Regiment

History of Ancestors: U.S. Colored Troops 35th Regiment (USCT) Community Event

Free Event on April 24, 2021 from noon to 3 p.m. on the Big Field at Craven Terrace in New Bern. Did you know that nearly one tenth of the entire Union Army consisted of USCT soldiers? With a mission to promote the role of African Americans in their fight for freedom during …

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Green Book and Oasis Spaces Exhibit

“Navigating Jim Crow: The Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina” Traveling Exhibit

Coming to Tryon Palace on March 8, 2021 The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission (AAHC), a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR), has created a new traveling exhibit about sites important to, and personal memories about, American travel during the “Jim Crow” era of legal segregation. The Negro …

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Teacher Liz Henderson

Creekside Elementary Students and Teachers Celebrated Constitution Week

Creekside Elementary Teachers arranged for their Students to learn about Constitution Week through Tryon Palace re-enactments and stepping back in time during Constitution Week! They took a field trip to Tryon Palace and enjoyed the Commemorative March by the Sons of the American Revolution. What better way to celebrate the Constitution as the …

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Seth Thomas Clock

The Seth Clock Chimes Once Again, Thanks to Students and Faculty at Craven Community College

The Seth Thomas Clock chimes with its rebuilt hammer In a collaborative effort with the Craven Community College, the Seth Thomas Clock, located in the North Carolina History Center, is repaired. Erected in 1911, the Seth Thomas Clock was originally located in the New Bern City Hall tower. The clock was decommissioned in …

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Tryon Palace Gates

Tryon Palace Delays Open

New Bern, NC – The opening of Tryon Place has been temporarily delayed.  A new opening date has not yet been set. When the gates open to the public, new procedures will be in place to help ensure the safety of staff and visitors including: Limiting occupancy. Installing hand sanitizer stations and increasing …

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