African American Inventors


February Lunch and Learn for Historical Society Did you know that Dr. Charles Drew’s system for the storing of blood plasma (blood bank) revolutionized the medical profession? Did you know Dr. Drew also established the first American Red Cross blood bank, of which he was the first director, and he organized the world’s first blood [...]

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Weekend Happenings in and around New Bern!

New Bern City Hall

31st: Winter Feast: Oysters, Brews, and Comfort Foods, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, North Carolina History Center. For details call 252-639-3524 31st: Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation 5th Annual Gala, 5:30pm at the Tourist and Event Center, 201 Tourist Center Dr., Havelock. For details call 252-444-4348 1st: Craven County Clean Sweep, 9:00am at Lawson Creek Park. For [...]

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Tryon Palace to Offer Free Admission During ‘Free Day’

Photo by: Zach Frailey, the Uprooted Photographer

Free Tours, Activities, Discounted Tickets to History Center Available Saturday, Feb. 1 Tryon Palace will offer free admittance to all visitors during “Free Day: Forget Me Not,” held Saturday, Feb. 1. Free Day invites the public to enjoy a full day of guided tours, hands-on activities, crafts and discounted admission to exhibits inside the North Carolina History [...]

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