The popular Harry Goodman Battlefield Adventure Day for children is Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the New Bern Battlefield Park. A day full of learning activities, period games and living history, it is held annually at the Park which has been recently upgraded by the New Bern Historical Society. The event is for boys and girls 6 -12 years old and an adult. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. with activities from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm.
Young recruits and their parents will be greeted by re-enactors from the 5th NC Regiment, the 7th NC Regiment and artillery from McCullough Living History. The newly “enlisted” recruits can choose to participate in practice drills or Civil War period activities and crafts. They will also take part in Civil War era games. Historical Society battlefield guides will provide an informative and entertaining walking tour of the battlefield. A commissary lunch, provided by Moore’s Bar-B-Que will be served to each young recruit and adult. After lunch, the day’s activities will conclude with a battle re-enactment that includes the children.
Cost is $10 for one child with accompanying adult, plus $5 for each additional child or adult, with a $20 maximum for a family. Special price for active duty military and families qualifying for free/reduced school lunch program. For more information or to register: New Bern Historical Society – 252.638.8558 NewBernHistorical.org.
New Bern Battlefield Park is located off Hwy 70 at the entrance to the Taberna subdivision at 300 Battlefield Trail.
This program is supported through the generosity of the family of Harry K. Goodman, who was key to the preservation and restoration of the Battlefield Park.
The mission of the New Bern Historical Society is to celebrate and promote New Bern and its heritage through events and education. Offices are located in the historic Attmore Oliver House at 511 Broad Street in New Bern. For more information, call 252-638-8558 or go NewBernHistorical.org or Facebook.com/NewBernHistoricalSociety.
Submitted by: Kathy Morrison, Public Relations, New Bern Historical Society