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Barbour Boat Enthusiast to Present at Tryon Palace

Barbour Boat Presentation
Joe Peacos, a Barbour enthusiast, will present a lecture discussing his experience and expertise in “Restoring a Barbour Boat,” a lecture at the North Carolina History Center, Saturday, November 10, at 2 p.m. Peacos has restored several Barbour boats to their former glory, and will share the restoration process for two of his boats, a […]
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One More Time!

New Bern Then and Now
New Bern Then and Now Finale Set for September 27 All summer audiences clamored for Curator, Jim Hodges’ “New Bern Then and Now” presentation.  So, the New Bern Historical Society will host it one more time on September 27, this time with reserved seats. A 10-dollar ticket will assure you a seat at Cullman Hall […]
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Riverside: New Bern’s First Suburb

Roper Lumber Mill
Tim Thompson Presents at Historical Society Lunch & Learn The New Bern Historical Society’s September Lunch & Learn will highlight one of New Bern’s oldest and most interesting historic neighborhoods.  Riverside resident Tim Thompson will be the featured speaker on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the Chelsea Restaurant.  Join him as he […]
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Used to Be is Very Popular

New Bern Then and Now
Second Encore of Historical Society’s New Bern Then and Now Set for August 8 Audiences filled the auditorium quickly for Curator, Jim Hodges’ “New Bern Then and Now” presentation.  So much so that the New Bern Historical Society decided to do another encore.  August 8 will bring another opportunity to see and hear this popular […]
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Tryon Palace to Implement Monday Closures Beginning July 1

Tryon Palace
Beginning July 1, Tryon Palace will be closed to the public on Mondays. This closure will affect all Tryon Palace properties, including the Governor’s Palace and grounds, historic buildings, gardens, and the North Carolina History Center. The Tryon Palace Commission determined that the weekly closure was necessary to ensure that Tryon Palace can continue to […]
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Lunch and Learn: New Bern Then & Now

New Bern Then and Now
Images of “Used to Be” from the New Bern Historical Society Collection Lunch & Learn on May 9 at 11:30am You’ve heard it, “used to be”. Captain Rattys used to be Duffy’s Drug Store, Morgan’s used to be True Tread Tires, First Citizens Bank sits where used to be the Hotel Queen Anne.  The New […]
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Fun-filled Weekend of Events and Things to Do in and around New Bern

Aerial photo New Bern
1st – 3rd: North Carolina State Bee Keepers Association at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. 2nd: International Film Series: Lion, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Craven Community College’s Orringer Auditorium. Call 252-633-2618. 2nd: Around the World in 80 Tunes with Simon Spalding, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007. 2nd – 4th: Chicago, Fri […]
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New Executive Director Named for Tryon Palace

William J. McCrea
Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has selected William J. McCrea, a veteran department employee, as the new executive director of Tryon Palace in New Bern. McCrea has been serving as interim director of Tryon Palace since March of this year. McCrea has worked for the department for 36 years, in roles including head of […]
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