New Civil War Tourism Brochure

Gateway Plaza

Members of the Tourism Development Authority and the Board of Directors of the New Bern Historical Society get an “early bird” look at the Gateway Plaza as it nears completion.

Presented by the TDA and New Bern Historical Society

The New Bern Historical Society joined with the Craven County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) to unveil the new Civil War History & Heritage brochure in a brief ceremony at New Bern Battlefield Park recently. The brochure is a great piece that will give potential visitors information about Civil War sites in Craven County including Battlefield Park, New Bern Academy Museum, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Greenwood Cemetery, the 1st NC 35th USCT Historical Marker and more. It is available at the Convention Center, the New Bern Historical Society, Tryon Palace and many historic sites.  To see the whole brochure on-line, go to www.visitnewbern.com/civilwar

This brochure is the result of a presentation by Susan Moffat Thomas and Jon Miller to the TDA. The idea was so well received that the TDA took on the project itself.  New Bern Historical Society President, Nelson McDaniel, TDA Vice Chairman Craig Ramey, and Battlefield Adjutant Jon Miller all spoke to the gathering. Those in attendance got an early bird look at the battlefield’s newly finished Gateway Plaza and Map.

The full project which includes more than 30 interpretive panels will be presented at the History Walk Celebration on Saturday, October 3rd from 3-5pm. For more information call the Historical Society office at 252-638-8558.

Submitted by: Kathy Morrison, New Bern Historical Society

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