The New Bern Historical Society is dedicated to sharing the rich history of New Bern, NC and has been doing so since 1923. The Historical Society offices are located in the Attmore-Oliver House, c. 1790, in New Bern’s historic district. In addition to offices there is a Civil War display and room installations reflecting life in the mid-19th century. Beautiful historic gardens are located behind the house. The New Bern Historical Society also owns and stewards 30+ acres of the Battle of New Bern’s Civil War battlefield. The New Bern Battlefield Park is located near James City just off of Highway 70 East.
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This beautiful home is known as the Dr. Edward F. Smallwood house, but it was, in fact, built by Dr. Smallwood's father, Eli Smallwood. The story is told that Eli built the house for his son to lure him back to New Bern. Dr. Edward Smallwood was a physician trained in New York City and while he was there, he had married a woman from New York. After he returned to New Bern, he practiced medicine in a small office beside the house until his death in the 1880,s The house remained in the Smallwood family until the 1930's.
The house was used as a hospital for Union troops during the Civil War and was known as the Stanley General Hospital.
Next to the modern day photo of the Dr. Smallwood House is a beautiful painting of the same home, rendered by local artist, Janet Francoeur. There is also a fountain garden on this property available for viewing. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
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