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The Underground Railroad in New Bern

Leesa Jones
New Bern Historical Society Brings Leesa Jones to Lunch & Learn New Bern, NC – With its many rivers, creeks, and seaports, the Maritime Underground Railroad was active in eastern North Carolina. This version of the Underground Railroad was so effective that runaway slaves often ran to the coast instead of heading north to reach […]
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Honour, The Musical World Premiere

Stanly Spaight Duel
Compelling New Bern Story Opens January 23 New Bern, NC – The Stanly-Spaight Duel. One of New Bern’s most compelling stories. A younger man goads an older statesman. The older man insults the younger. All in public. In newsprint. Add the story of Sarah Rice, a favored slave of the Spaights, who had a son […]
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How Did We Get Here from There?

Middle Street 1972 and now
Susan Moffat-Thomas Outlines New Bern’s Downtown Renaissance, Feb 23 at the North Carolina History Center NEW BERN, NC – Following WWII, New Bern’s waterfront area was rather an eyesore.  Now we have the beautiful award-winning downtown we all love. How did that happen?  The New Bern Historical Society will host Susan Moffat-Thomas, retired Executive Director, […]
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Gingerbread Awards Presented

Mickey Miller and Dawn Freeman
NEW BERN, NC – The New Bern Historical Society presented its 3rd annual Gingerbread House Contest awards recently. Executive Director Mickey Miller honored all the winners and the Epiphany School Singers entertained the crowd gathered at the O. Marks building. First place winners in the four divisions and the Nancy Chiles Heritage Award won cash […]
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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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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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New Bern Now and Beyond Podcast for August 22, 2019

New Bern Now's Podsquad
Episode 124 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: Tracey Stones (NCMZ.live), […]
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New Bern Now and Beyond Podcast for August 8, 2019

New Bern Now Podsquad
Episode 123 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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