We Bring History to Life!

We love New Bern and its amazing history. Since 1923, we have been celebrating and promoting New Bern's rich heritage through events and education. The Society is a nonprofit, member-supported organization.

We invite you to discover us today!

Upcoming Events & Programs

How did we get here from there?

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February Lunch & Learn

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This Month in New Bern History

This Month in New Bern History – September 2022

By Mickey Miller | September 21, 2022

A Landmark Hotel, A Hidden Story by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society The landmark Gaston House Hotel, once situated on the three […]

This Month in New Bern History – August 2022

By Mickey Miller | August 25, 2022

A Small Community, A Rich History by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society On August 31, 1908, the lights were turned on and […]

This Month in New Bern History – July 2022

By Mickey Miller | July 18, 2022

Standing Tall & Looking Good by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society During our 2nd New Bern Historical Society History Quest this year, […]

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