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New Bern Historical Society Presents Annual Awards

New Bern Historical Society Annual Awards
NEW BERN, NC – The strength of any non-profit organization comes from the time and commitment of its volunteers. The New Bern Historical Society celebrated and recognized some of its legions of volunteers recently at their Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner held at the New Bern Golf and Country Club. Board of Directors President Joe […]
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Colonial Market Day at Tryon Palace

Colonial Market Day at Tryon Palace
Experience the excitement of a busy colonial market during a militia muster with historic craft demonstrations and costumed interpreters. Enjoy the pageantry of the colonial Fife and Drum Corps, watch as the militia practice their drills, and observe live firing demonstrations by the 1st NC Regiment of the Continental Line. Demonstrations include: – Knitting – […]
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Rhone Sisters’ Story at Two Heritage Homes Tour Sites

Carrie Rhone Smith and Charlotte Rhone
April 12-13 Tour in 5 Historic Neighborhoods The Rhone sisters, Carrie and Charlotte, two of four African American sisters, spent a lifetime working to serve the community. In the New Bern Historical Society’s April 12-13 Heritage Homes Tour, you’ll see two locations connecting to their history.  The first, the Isaac Smith House on Johnson Street.  […]
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Fun Found Around Town March 21-27, 2019

Trent River Railroad Bridge, New Bern, NC
Live Music Options At press time here is what we found for the week ahead. Always call the venue to confirm.   Thursday: March 21, 2019 Captain Ratty’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant, 202 Middle St., (252) 633-2088 offers dinner and music now on Thursdays in the piano bar. This week Wyldwood Bluegrass Band will be offering the […]
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Fun For All This Week Around Town

Live Music Options At Press time here is what we found for the week ahead. Always call the venue to confirm Thursday: January 24, 2019 City Stage New Bern,901 B Pollock St. (252) 631-5122; A M Serenades Alisa E. Mike, Vocalist offers Evening Serenade 7-9 pm. Free music The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Open Mic. Sign up starts at 7 pm Music […]
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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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