Ed Bearss Annual Lecture
A Historian Reflects on the Civil War
Thursday, July 13, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Cullman Performance Hall, NC History Center
Civil War historian Ed Bearss, an American treasure, has scheduled a special trip to New Bern on Thursday, July 13. His 11th annual presentation in New Bern will be A Historian Reflects on the Civil War.
Your tax-deductible donation of $10 per person to attend this lecture will go entirely to support the New Bern Battlefield Park. Reservations for the cancelled January presentation will be honored; please call the office to confirm your space.
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.
This Congressional Gold Medal nominee 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.
This will be a sellout, so reserve your seats now! To reserve a seat and make your tax-deductible donation by phone, call the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558. Click here to pre-pay online. No paper tickets will be issued for this event; simply check-in at the door.
This lecture is presented by the New Bern Historical Society with the support of the
New Bern Civil War Round Table and Tryon Palace.