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C-1 John Wright Stanly House Marker | 301 George Street

Map   Marker (C-1) is located on George Street The house of John Wright Stanly, entrepreneur and patriot, embodies historical significance and architectural grandeur. Although Stanly purchased land to build upon in 1779, it was not until 1787 that the residence was completed. Many consider the house in New Bern the finest example of late …

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This Month in New Bern History – November 2020

by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society Winslow Homer “Thanksgiving Day in the Army – After Dinner: The Wish-Bone” (from Harper’s Weekly, Vol. VIII), courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art website During November our thoughts often turn to family, food and home in preparation for Thanksgiving.  Although we deeply associate the story of the Pilgrims’ …

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This Month in New Bern History – September 2020

by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society Photo from Wikipedia On September 19, 1889, a young professional, educated couple were married in New Bern.  Together they were to have a profound effect in establishing an African American middle class and promoting gender and racial equality in 19th century New Bern.  This is their story. …

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This Month in New Bern History – August 2020

by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society North Carolina Highway Marker at Broad and Craven Street, New Bern, NC New Bern is well known for its many significant “firsts” – North Carolina’s first capital, first printing press, first newspaper, first published book, and first postal service, among others.  But one “famous first” in August …

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