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.
1 day ago ·
It is Wednesday, so "What is in the Attic with Jim?" On Wednesday, March 8, New Bern Fire Chief Bobby Boyd will be speaking at our Lunch and Learn program and of course will be talking about the fascinating history of the New Bern Fire Dpt. Jim looked at some of our photos and found a few interesting ones of the Fire Dpt over the years.
1st photo on the left is the earliest surviving commercial structure in New Bern. It was built circa 1816 as a row of four brick stores. One of the stores was converted to an engine house for the Atlantic Steam Fire Engine Company by 1885 and in 1888, the entire building was purchased by the city for use as a City Hall. A brick-veneered facade was added to the building in 1905. This is a photo from 1905. The three-story building served as an engine house and later fire department headquarters until 1928.
The second photo is of the Atlantic Steam Fire Engine Company circa 1911 in front of the same building.
1st ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago ·
Creekside Cabinets, Inc.
Morgan’s Tavern & Grill
Robert M. Chiles, P.E., Engineers & Consultants
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Andrew Mylander, D.M.D.,P.L.L.C.
Daniel E. Potter, Criminal & Family Law
Gregory Poole Marine
New Bern Civic Theatre
The Insurance Center