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.
April is going to be a very busy month! This event is next weekend and we would love to have your help.
Since 1996, the Civil War Trust has sponsored Park Day, an annual hands-on preservation event to help Civil War, Revolutionary War, and War of 1812 battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. This year on April 1 New Bern’s Battlefield Park will join in this national event.
While our beautiful park reflects the work of many volunteers from Battlefield Guides clearing trails, to Boy Scouts building observation platforms to Marines building bridges, there is always much to be done. Jon Miller, Battlefield Manager hopes volunteers will help clear out the original Civil War fighting positions. “While we expect this to be a work day, we also expect it to be a fun day.” The first 45 volunteers will receive a T-shirt commemorating the day. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided by Event Sponsor Gibbs Dentistry. New Bern Historical Society’s Executive Director, Mickey Miller adds “We are thrilled to be joining the Civil War Trust’s national effort to preserve battlefields as a part of our historic fabric. But you don’t have to stay and work, just come to learn more about this historic treasure.”
Volunteers are asked to arrive at the park at 10am. We will begin with a short tour of the battlefield before working. Bring work gloves and a rake if you like, a limited number of gloves will be available. Wear sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate for weather forecast. New Bern Battlefield Park is located at the entrance to the Taberna subdivision off Highway 70 at 300 Battlefield Trail New Bern NC 28560. Rain date is April 2.
Everyone is welcome. Individuals or groups can volunteer. Scout groups, church groups, school groups and clubs have all helped out at the park in the past. The Historical Society owns and maintains the park, and encourages everyone to come out and enjoy the day. ... See MoreSee Less
April 1, 2017, 10:00am - April 1, 2017, 2:00pm
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Here is a little teaser. This is the Mary Louise Turner House which was built circa 1891-1893. It is two-and-a-half stories;
three bays wide; and pedimented front porch. Isn't it gorgeous?
It is just one of the homes on the 2017 Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour. And did you know this is the 50th Anniversary of these tours? We have all kinds of special attractions planned and if you loved the 60's you will be especially delighted. The Tour is scheduled for April 7 & 8 from 10:00 am-4:00pm both days. Make sure to mark the date on your calendar now, or better yet purchase your ticket right now. Proceeds benefit the New Bern Historical Society and the New Bern Preservation Foundation.
You may find all the information on our website here:https://newbernhistorical.org/homes-garden-tour/
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