New Bern artists design the commemorative medallion for Craven County’s 300th anniversary

The commemorative medallion for Craven County's 300th anniversary was designed by Jim Bisbee and Mitch Lewis, local artists in New Bern, to honor the history, including military, waterways and agriculture of Craven County.
The commemorative medallion for Craven County’s 300th anniversary was designed by Jim Bisbee and Mitch Lewis, local artists in New Bern, to honor the history, including military, waterways and agriculture of Craven County.

Jim Bisbee and Mitch Lewis, local artists in New Bern, designed the memento as a symbol of both our proud history and as a reminder of our proud future to be.  Lewis and Bisbee have adopted Craven County as their home, and have played a leadership role in the development of the arts in Craven County over the last 10 years. The medallion is bronze and depicts some of the important aspects of Craven County’s history and present.

Founded in 1712, Craven County reached its 300th anniversary in 2012. Throughout its history the County has played an important leadership role in the development of North Carolina. Functioning as the first seat of government, the County was the incubator for the State’s banking and educational systems. Today the County continues its leadership role in the State in its strong relationship with the military and as the cultural hub of eastern North Carolina. History was made and will continue to be made in Craven County!

Depicted are the strong agrarian roots of the County, its present role as a cultural and historical destination, and the importance of the military both to the County as a foundation for our local economy and to the nation as an aspect of our national security. We are the past and the future of North Carolina!

For more information, please visit http://www.300craven.com

About Lisa Bisbee
Assistant Editor-in-Chief and Graphic Designer, Lisa Bisbee, joined New Bern Now in March 2012 as our “web design guru”! She creates fine art on commission, develops websites and brands marketing materials for businesses, artists and entrepreneurs. Lisa is a true web developer and graphic designer with credentials from Carnegie-Mellon University and she graduated with a Bachelor of Art – graphic design, major – art history, minor from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). We are very fortunate to have Lisa join our team to help promote New Bern, North Carolina

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