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This Month in New Bern History – July 2021

Independence Day in History by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society Courtesy vintageholidaycrafts.com We always enjoy reading about how the New Bern of yesteryear loved celebrations and parties. What better time for festivities than the Fourth of July? We all have recollections of the Fourth of July – parades, baseball, barbecue, and fireworks. Was …

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This Month in New Bern History – April 2021

The Elusive Veiled Ladyby Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society On April 14, 1865 President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. A massive investigation to determine whether Booth acted alone resulted in the conviction of eight co-conspirators. Four were hung, including boarding house owner Mary Surratt. You may remember these details from …

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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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