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.
It is Wednesday, so "What is in the attic with Jim?"
From our collection-here is an Ice & Coal coupon book from the Atlantic Co. They advertised that their product was "absolutely pure ice." The Atlantic Co was located on North Craven Street and used to be the New Bern Ice Co. Anyone remember having ice delivered?
Here is a photo of the Atlantic Ice Co circa 1971. (photo courtesy of Albert Brooks Collection, NBHS and Kellenberger Room, Craven County Library)
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15 hours ago ·
In 1913, the Bourdelaise School of Music became a reality in New Bern. The school was listed in the 1920-21 city directory as being at the southwest corner of New and Hancock Streets. Per pg 4 of the catalog of the music school this is its history:
AIM OF THE SCHOOL
"MUSIC in New Bern, for the past fifty years had been in a dormant state. A few years ago the Superintendent and Board of Trustees of the city schools realizing this fact determined to arouse some musical interest among the public. The result of this determination was the organizing of the Music department of the New Bern Graded Schools which was affected in 1909. This department (from an educational standpoint) was a great success for each term its enrollment of pupils has continually increased. However, on account of the crowded condition of the school, the Board of Trustees found that it interfered with the school studies as the rooms they occupied were needed for the school children. Yet not wishing to discontinue this department they decided to find a way to overcome this congested condition. The knowledge which these men possess as the result of years of experience in the conducting of educational institutions taught them that fortune had favored them, for during the past winter J. Henri Bourdelais had organized a school of music which had been successfully conducted, therefore they decided to propose that they turn their Music Department over to the "Bourdelais School of Music" which proposition was finally accepted. This arrangement was not only agreeable to one school but to both as they will in the future cooperate with each other which will make their aim one: "The advancement of music" not only in New Bern but in the whole of Eastern North Carolina."
The Bourdelaise School of Music closed after Henri Bourdalaises' death in 1932.(Info and photos with permission of the Kellenberger Room, Craven County Library, Digital Collection)
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3 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