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Third Annual Gingerbread Display Ready to Delight

Baxterss Jewelers Gingerbread House
34 Gingerbread Creations in 20 Downtown Locations! New Bern, NC – The Holidays are upon us and 34 gingerbread creations have made their way to 20 locations in Historic Downtown New Bern. The New Bern Historical Society has welcomed and installed these festive creations that run from historic buildings to gingerbread trains! A wonderful showing […]
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The Great Fire of 1922

Great Fire of 1922 - Photo by George Moulton
New Bern Historical Society Lunch & Learn Remembers New Bern, NC – It was on December 1, 1922, nearly 100 years ago. A fire started at the Rowland Lumber Company on the banks of the Neuse River. Then another fire started in a home on Kilmarnock Street near the Five Points intersection. And many of […]
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Tryon Palace to Honor Veterans

Veterans Day - Tryon Palace
Free Admission for Veterans, Dependents this Veterans Day Tryon Palace will offer free admission to all active duty and military veterans and their dependents and minor children on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 10. Because Tryon Palace is closed on Monday’s, it will recognize the occasion on Sunday. This free admission will include access to the […]
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The History of Downtown New Bern’s Renaissance

English Speaking Union
The History of Downtown New Bern’s Renaissance, presented by Susan Moffat-Thomas, is a luncheon program that will be held on Thursday, October 24, 11:30 am, at the Chelsea Restaurant. The cost for the luncheon is $18 for members, $22 non-members, with a menu choice of shrimp and grits, baked salmon or chicken bruschetta. To reserve […]
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New Bern Now and Beyond Podcast for October 3, 2019

New Bern Now Podsquad
Episode 126 Connecting you with our community as we talk about the people, places, and the latest happenings in and around New Bern! During the show we talked about community news from locals; along with businesses and nonprofits! We also went Staytrippin’, Daytrippin’, and Nighttrippin’! During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Colleen Roberts (City […]
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The Last POW – Encore

German U-boat crew as POWs. (Credit: NCpedia)
Popular Historical Society Event Repeats Nov. 6 NEW BERN, NC – It was sold out nearly 30 days in advance!  Folks really want to hear Steve Tyson’s presentation, The Last POW, so the New Bern Historical Society will host a second offering on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30pm at the North Carolina History Center in […]
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Third Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Carole More and Henry Libby
Classes Oct. 7 & 16, Entry Deadline November 11th  for New Bern Historical Society Event NEW BERN, NC – We have arrived at the time of year for pumpkin spice lattes and back-to-school.  That means it is time to think Gingerbread! The New Bern Historical Society invites you to fire up your imagination and prepare […]
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HistoriCorps Returns to New Bern for Academy Restoration, Seeks Volunteers

New Bern Academy Museum
New Bern, NC – HistoriCorps, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to engaging volunteers on the rehabilitation of historic structures for public benefit, in collaboration with the Tryon Palace Foundation, return to New Bern for preservation of the New Bern Academy from October 20 – November 15, 2019. HistoriCorps is seeking volunteers to help restore this community resource […]
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