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