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This Month in New Bern History – September 2022

A Landmark Hotel, A Hidden Story by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society 1884 Photo by William Garrison Reed, photographer, and former soldier in the 44th Massachusetts Infantry who was stationed in New Bern during the Civil War and returned to the city to take photos of places he remembered. The landmark Gaston House …

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This Month in New Bern History – July 2022

Standing Tall & Looking Good by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society “Time for New Bern” by local artist Nancy L. Rogers During our 2nd New Bern Historical Society History Quest this year, we asked the children what historic destination they liked the best. The overwhelming response was “the clock.” What is this unique …

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This Month in New Bern History — March 2022

In Celebration of Women’s History Month by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society US Army’s Heritage & Education Center; MOLLUS Mass Photograph collection This month marks the 160th anniversary of the first Battle of New Bern, fought on March 14, 1862, one of several engagements in Burnside’s North Carolina Expedition. It is also celebrated …

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