All About Us
The mission of the New Bern Historical Society is to celebrate and promote New Bern and its heritage through events and education.We have an active calendar of educational events, lectures, programs and social gatherings. Membership has grown to over 900 with hundreds of volunteers contributing to our projects, programs and events each year.
The Historical Society owns and operates the historic 18th c. Attmore-Oliver House and Gardens, home of our administrative offices, and the New Bern Battlefield Park where the Civil War Battle of New Bern occurred.
The Historical Society is a non-profit membership organization with an IRS 501 (C) 3 tax-exempt classification, with no state or local government funding. Our work to honor and share New Bern’s past depends on membership dues and contributions from people like you. To our members, we say thank you. And, to all others who cherish New Bern’s history, we invite you to join us!