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.
Wednesday is normally our day for “What is in the Attic with Jim?” Today we are going to change that up a bit and start with “What is at the Airport with Jim?”
For many years the NBHS has had a display in a kiosk at the Coastal Carolina Regional airport. Jim decided it was time to change things up, so he has been meeting with his Curator Team consisting of himself, Jan Beijer, Betty Evans, Jane Dagnon and Claudia Houston who have selected these items from the New Bern Historical Society’s collection of Civil War artifacts. One of the items on display is a scale model of a surfboat like those used by Burnside’s troops in making their historic amphibious landing at Slocum Creek prior to the Battle of New Bern. The model, built by John Klecker, is on loan to the NBHS.
The second tier of the display should be completed in August but meantime we hope you will stop by and take a look.
Oh, and we had some extra help. General Tom Braaten stopped by to lend us support and also a hand with our display. Thank you General! ... See MoreSee Less
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