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This Month in New Bern History – December 2023

To Love and to Cherish, ’til Death do us Part by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society Photo courtesy of Afroculture.net Our 3d annual History Quest historical scavenger hunt featured the touching story of Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher, a local couple buried side by side in a small James City cemetery. The Fishers have the

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This Month in New Bern History – November 2023

Giving Thanks in the Midst of War by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society   Alfred R Waud sketch, Thanksgiving 1861, courtesy of the Library of Congress via www.ancientfaces.com   During November our thoughts often turn to family, food and home in preparation for Thanksgiving. Although we often associate the story of the Pilgrims’

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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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