Throughout the year there are special events for members and volunteers:
Our annual Friendraiser is held at the historic William Blades House. This is a ticketed event for our membership and anyone who chooses to join the Historical Society that day. The house is beautifully decorated for the occasion, the food is delicious, plentiful, and elegantly served, and the evening is filled with cheer. It is a much anticipated event. This year’s Mardi Gras-themed Friendraiser was held on Thursday, February 23. Masks, beads, amazing decorations, great food! Click here to watch a video of the fun.
Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony
The Society’s Annual Meeting for members is a ticketed event that is held at the New Bern Golf and Country Club in May. A silent auction during the cocktail hour offers gourmet baskets, gift certificates, and other exciting choices. Following dinner is a brief business meeting at which new directors are elected, the announcement of the annual Marks Scholarship, and an awards ceremony in which volunteers who have shown exemplary service are recognized. This year’s Annual Banquet will be held on June 1, 2017.
Volunteer Appreciation Social
Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party, which normally is held on the lovely back lawn of the Attmore-Oliver House, is so popular that we now hold it twice a year. Our Fall 2016 Volunteer Appreciation Party was held on Sunday, November 13 from 2-5 pm and featured a meal of hot dogs with all the trimmings and toppings, sides, dessert, and beer and wine.
Our Spring 2017 Volunteer Appreciation Party will be held on Sunday, June 18 from 2-4 pm. Enjoy refreshments, music, friendship, and fun! Anyone who volunteers for the New Bern Historical Society is invited and encouraged to attend.