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.
Our 2011 Harriett Marks Scholarship winner, Katherine Jane Barlow, graduated this week from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Throughout the four years of her undergraduate studies, Katherine updated the Historical Society on her academic accomplishments with letters as well as her transcripts and maintained her Scholarship standing, receiving our renewable Marks Scholarship each year. We are extremely proud to have been a part of Katherine’s college years. ... See MoreSee Less
12 hours ago ·
It is Wednesday, so "What is in the Attic with Jim?"
This contraption was found in the attic and it took us a bit to figure out how to use it. It is a cornhusker. The corn is inserted in the back through a hole, the lever is pushed and the cob is cut by a blade. A note attached to the cornhusker is pictured below. It says "Stenciled in Wood with these words, Corn Husker, Pat. Jan 7, 1873, Foscue & Holland, New Bern, NC No. 6." We are trying to learn all we can about whether this might have come from the Foscue Plantation or other local farm. If anyone has something like this or may know more about us, please contact us. We have lots of mysterious objects that we are researching. (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago ·
Morgan’s Tavern & Grill
Robert M. Chiles, PE
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