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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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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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