About Us

The New Bern Historical Society

In 1923, Judge Romulus A. Nunn and other Craven County citizens founded the New Bern Historical Society “to preserve for future generations the wealth of historical material found in New Bern.” The vision of these New Bernians¬† continues today and is reflected in an active calendar of educational events/programs and social gatherings. Membership has grown to approximately 700 with hundreds of volunteers contributing to our projects, programs and events each year.

The organization owns and operates the historic 18th c. Attmore-Oliver House and Gardens, home of our administrative offices, and the New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park.

The Historical Society is a non-profit membership organization with an IRS 501 (C) 3 tax-exempt classification.

The mission of the New Bern Historical Society is to celebrate and promote New Bern and its heritage through events and education.

Click here to view our brochure.

For a list of our Board of Directors and Staff click here.

Administrative office:
511 Broad Street, New Bern, NC 28560
Telephone: 252-638-8558
Fax: 252-638-5773

Public office hours: M-F, 10:00am – 4:30pm

Please use the Contact Us form to reach us by email.