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.
Lunch & Learn: Not a Soldier, But a Scoundrel
October 13, 2016, 11:30am - October 13, 2016, 1:00pm
People are not always what they seem to be. This was the case as Capt. George W. Graham arrived in New Bern with the NY 3rd Cavalry following the battle of New Bern in March 1862. What a gallant, sta...
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It is Wednesday, so "What is in the Attic with Jim"?
The NBHS recently held a scanning event, and several residents brought documents and photos of people and places in New Bern and gave us permission to share them. Dr. Henry Gerock came with lots of papers regarding his family tree. One of his relatives, Samuel Gerock, was appointed postmaster of New Bern in 1804.
Samuel Gerock was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania in 1754 and later moved to Maryland. He accepted a lieutenant's commission in the Maryland Line, pa rticipating in the battles of Princeton, Trenton and Brandywine. Mr. Gerock then settled in New Bern circa 1784 and lived there for most of the rest of his life. (40 years) He moved with his son and resided in Jones County where he died at the age of 81 on Sept 8, 1833. (info from NewBern Spectator 9/13/1833)
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