Ed Bearss Annual Lecture
A Historian Reflects on the Civil War
Sunday, January 8, 2:00 pm
Cullman Performance Hall, NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Civil War historian Ed Bearss, an American treasure, will appear again in New Bern on Sunday, January 8, 2017. His 11th annual presentation in New Bern will be A Historian Reflects on the Civil War. This event begins at 2:00 pm at Cullman Performance Hall in the NC History Center
Your donation of $10 to attend this lecture will go entirely to support the New Bern Battlefield Park.
Ed Bearss served as Chief Historian of the National Park Service from 1981 to 1994 and is now Chief Historian Emeritus. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a military historian, an author known for his work on the American Civil War and World War II eras, and a popular tour guide of historic battlefields for The Smithsonian Associates.
He continues to share his vast knowledge and passion for history. Civil War students clamor to hear him speak. In his 90’s, Bearss leads numerous tours as many as 200 days per year—around the United States, the Pacific, and Europe. He has been named by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the “35 Who Made A Difference,” along with the likes of Maya Angelou, Steven Spielberg, and Sally Ride. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this amazing man.
To reserve a seat or for additional information, please call the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558. This lecture is presented by the New Bern Historical Society in partnership with the New Bern Civil War Round Table and Tryon Palace.