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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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