Sesquicentennial Symposium

Thunder in the East: The Civil War in Eastern North Carolina

A Sesquicentennial Symposium
Presented by The New Bern Historical Society
In Partnership with Tryon Palace

To Commemorate the 150th Anniversary
Of the Battle of New Bern

March 9-10, 2012
$85 inclusive

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Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Attmore-Oliver House
Evening Reception with the Symposium Speakers
Civil War exhibit, including many rare North Carolina artifacts
Wine and Hors D’oeuvres

Saturday, March 10, 2012
Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center

Registration and Coffee, 8:00am-9:00am

Morning Session 9:00am-12:15pm, with a 15 minute break

 Richard Sauers
Noted author
The Burnside Expedition with an Emphasis on New Bern

 Josh Howard
Research Historian with the Office of Archives and History, Raleigh
North Carolina Soldiers Killed During the Civil War

 Hari Jones
Curator, African American Civil War Memorial and Museum, Washington, DC:
Glorious March to Liberty: African Descent Soldiers in North Carolina

Lunch 12:15pm-1:45pm

Afternoon Session 1:45pm-5:00pm, with a 15 minute break

 Chris Fonvielle
Associate Professor, History, UNC Wilmington
Wilmington and the Blockade Runners

Mark Bradley
Noted author
Reconstruction in North Carolina

Ed Bearrs, Key Note Speaker
Noted Civil War Historian:
The Civil War in North Carolina

Break 5:00pm-5:15pm

Panel discussion 5:15pm-6:00pm

BridgePointe Hotel and Marina is the hotel of choice for the Symposium, A special rate for registrants has been arranged and includes breakfast. For more information on the BridgePointe Hotel and Marina, please click on this link, Instructions on how to reserve a room at the Symposium rate will be included in your registration packet.


Online Payment for the 2012 Sesquicentennial Symposium
Price: $85.00