>German History, Heritage & Culture

>Join Us To Learn About German History, Heritage & Culture! Saturday, November 19th, 1pm, at Cullman Hall in the new North Carolina History Center at 529 South Front Street, New Bern.

The program will include four informative mini-presentations:
German & Swiss Settlers of 1710: A video presentation by Victor T. Jones, Jr.
Learn about what motivated the people to leave Europe, settle in the new land called Carolina, and their experiences in founding the city called New Bern.

Researching German Ancestry: A presentation by Jerry Miller, President, German Genealogy Society, Palatines to America, NC Chapter. Learn about the many resources that are available to research your German ancestry.

German Christmas Traditions: A presentation by members of the New Bern Alpenverein, a European Alpine Social Organization. Learn about how many of the Christmas traditions we celebrate today originated in Germany. For over 25 years, The New Bern Alpenverein’s purpose has been to promote the Alpine heritage in our area and to encourage cultural understanding between those European areas and New Bern.

German Christmas Ornaments: A presentation by Jennifer Ipock Nance, a Scherenschnitte (Paper Cutting) Artist. Learn how this beautiful art has existed for centuries and see the beautiful creations that can be made with a piece of paper and a pair of scissors.

The event is Free and Open to the Public. Everyone is Welcome!

Delicious, homemade German cookies and refreshments by GrandMa’s Goodies of New Bern ( will be served after the presentations.

Come Early and Visit the new NC History Center. Please see www.TryonPalace.org for more information.

The event is presented by The Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina. For more infomation, please visit: www.encfamilies.org or call 252-349-0405.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Submitted by: David French, The Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina

About New Bern Now
Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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